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Daedalus in Flight, Air

Daedalus in Flight, Air Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Daedalus in Flight, Air
Denomination
Date of Issue
June 1, 1935
Quantity
5,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Figure engraved by William Adolph. Landscape engraved by Arthur C. Vogel. Picture finished by Edwin H. Gunn.
About Stamp
"Daedalus in Flight," with mountains and sea below, from an original oil painting made expressly for this stamp by A. E. Foringer. The background is an adaptation of the view across the Straits of Georgia from Oak Bay near Victoria, British Columbia. The water in the foreground and the high mountains in the background give the illusion of height, adding to the impression of flight which is sought in this design. The mythical character, Daedalus, was believed to be the first man to have conceived the idea of human flight and to have successfully achieved it.
Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 133.
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