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King George VI

King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
King George VI
Denomination
Date of Issue
May 10, 1937
Quantity
133,102,302
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
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.
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