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King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
King George VI
Denomination
Date of Issue
June 30, 1943
Quantity
2,202,915,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12, 8 vertical, 9.5 vertical
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
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. In 1943 the Post Office Department issues new denominations of postage stamps to meet the amended rate of postage, effective 1st April, 1943. No new designs were introduced. The colour of the 3-cent stamp of the 1942 issue was changed to purple, when stocks on hand became depleted.

King George VI

Portrait of His Majesty King George VI in Royal Air Force uniform, from a portrait by Hugh Cecil of London, England.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 79-80, 82.
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