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King George VI

Title

King George VI

Denomination

Date of Issue

July 1, 1942

Year

Quantity

2,634,596,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12, 8 vertical, 9.5 vertical

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Portrait engraved by Sydney F. Smith. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found along the bottom edge of the stamp.

About Stamp

During the early days of the Second World War, Canadian citizens and the postal authorities believed that Canadian postage stamps current since 1938, should be replaced by new designs. The Department decided to show Canada's contribution to the war effort of the Allied Nations. On Dominion Day, 1st July, 1942, the Department issued stamps portraying King George as head of the Armed Forces in naval, military and air force uniforms.

King George VI

Portrait of His Majesty King George in naval uniform, from a photograph by Hugh Cecil of London England.

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Reference

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

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