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H.M. George VI & H.M. Queen Elizabeth


H.M. George VI & H.M. Queen Elizabeth


Date of Issue

May 15, 1939




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Portraits engraved by William F. Ford. Based on photographs by Dorothy Wilding. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks.

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.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

Portraits of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, from photographs taken by Dorothy Wilding Portraits, Limited, London England.

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

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