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King George VI

King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
King George VI
Denomination
Date of Issue
July 1, 1942
Quantity
483,903,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12, 8 vertical, 9.5 vertical
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Portrait engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
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 VI in military uniform.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 79-80.
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