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King George VI


King George VI


Date of Issue

July 1, 1942




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Portrait engraved by Sydney F. Smith. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks. 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 naval uniform, from a portrait of Hugh Cecil of London, England.

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