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H.M. George V & H.M. Queen Mary

Title

H.M. George V & H.M. Queen Mary

Denomination

Date of Issue

May 4, 1935

Year

Quantity

60,425,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Portraits finished by Edwin H. Gunn. Portraits engraved by Sydney F. Smith. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

On the 1st April, 1935, the contract for the manufacture of Canadian postage stamps and postal stationery reverted to the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. On 6th May, 1935, King George V celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his accession to the throne in 1910. To commemorate this Silver Jubilee, Canada joined with the other countries of the Commonwealth to honour the sovereign, himself a keen philatelist, by the issue of six special postage stamps.

King George V & Queen Mary

Portrait of Their Majesties, King George V and Queen Mary, from photographs. His Majesty is wearing the Imperial State Crown.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 70-71.

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