Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, Air
Date of Issue
June 15, 1938
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Arthur C. Vogel.
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.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 133.
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