Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog Collecting About Contact

King George VI

King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
Add to Wishlist
Find on ebay

Title

King George VI

Denomination

Date of Issue

April 1, 1937

Quantity

1,444,776,572

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12, 8 vertical

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

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.

Reference

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

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.

Similar Stamps

Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay