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King George VI

King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
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King George VI
Date of Issue
July 1, 1942
Postal Administration
Perforation or Dimension
12, 8 vertical
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Portrait engraved by William F. Ford. 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 Royal Air Force uniform, from a portrait by Hugh Cecil of London, England.

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