Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog Collecting About Contact

National Memorial, Ottawa

National Memorial, Ottawa Canada Postage Stamp
Add to Wishlist
Find on ebay

Title

National Memorial, Ottawa

Denomination

Date of Issue

May 15, 1939

Quantity

50,224,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Picture engraved by Joseph Keller. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

In 1939 Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the Dominion of Canada. Thus Canada had the signal honour of being the first of the Commonwealth nations to welcome the new King and Queen in person. To honour this historic occasion and add to the warm sincerity of Canada's welcome, the Post Office Department issues three special commemorative postage stamps to coincide with the tour of Their Majesties throughout the Dominion. The stamps were printed in two colours each.

National Memorial

View of the National Memorial in Ottawa, designed and executed by the March family, of Kent, England. It was erected as a noble memorial to Canada's sacrifice in the Great War of 1914-1918. Surmounting an arch, through which the armed forces of the nation are pressing onward, are the figures of Peace and Freedom. To win peace and secure freedom, Canada's sons and daughters enrolled for service during the Great War. This National Memorial holds their sacrifices in remembrance of present day and succeeding generations.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 77-79.

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