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Daedalus in Flight, Air

Title

Daedalus in Flight, Air

Denomination

Date of Issue

June 1, 1935

Year

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.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 133.

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