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Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

Title

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

Denomination

10¢

Date of Issue

July 1, 1942

Year

Quantity

157,680,577

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found near the base of the centre block tower.

About Stamp

During the early days of the Second World War Canadian Postal authorities believed that the stamps in use since 1938 should be replaced with a new issue featuring Canada's substantial contribution to war work. A new general issue to last for the duration of the hostilities was designed. Subjects depicting Canada's munitions, war supplies, shipbuilding, agriculture, her importance as a great air-training centre, and as a source of food were chosen for the pictorial stamps.

Parliament Buildings

A view of the Central portion of the Parliament Buildings, at Ottawa. The design incorporates the maple leaf and Union Jack.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 80-81.

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