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King George VI


King George VI


Date of Issue

April 1, 1937




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension

12, 8 vertical


Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Portrait engraved by William F. Ford. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

The accession to the throne of His Majesty King George VI necessitated the preparation of a new series of stamps bearing his portrait; he appeared in ordinary attire. The new issue of 1-cent, 2-cent, and 3-cent stamps released on 1st April, 1937, was the first series with the sovereign's portrait. He had been portrayed as Duke of York on the 2- cent brown in the King George V Silver Jubilee Canadian issue of 1935.

King George VI

Portrait of His Majesty King George VI from a photograph taken in 1936 by Bertram Park, London, England.


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

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