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Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.

Title

Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

June 1, 1935

Year

Quantity

2,416,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Clifford H. Dawson. Picture finished by William F. Ford.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-left corner of the picture.

About Stamp

This issue of stamps in higher values continues to depict scenes of Canadian interest from coast to coast.

Parliament Buildings at Victoria

A view of the Legislative Buildings of the Province of British Columbia, at Victoria. They were erected in the years 1893 to 1897; Francis Mawson Rattenbury was the architect. This design gave Vancouver Island its first representation in Canadian postage stamps. It also honoured, through its capital city, the Pacific province of Canada.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 73-74.

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