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Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, Air

Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, Air Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, Air
Denomination
Date of Issue
June 15, 1938
Quantity
29,008,650
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Arthur C. Vogel.
About Stamp
Scene on the Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories. This airmail stamp is a composite, with one of the Mackenzie River shallow-draft stern- wheelers-actually the S.S. Distributor-somewhere along the river. In the left foreground the group of men carrying supplies to and from the landing stage has been adapted from a photograph showing similar activities at Aklavik, near the mouth of the river. Also in the foreground a twin- engined monoplane, equipped with floats, has been introduced to contrast the old and new methods of transporting mail along the Mackenzie River. This is one of Canada's northern gateways.
Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 133.
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