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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, Air

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 16, 1943
Year 1943
Quantity 97,793,352
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.45
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $0.85
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $0.50
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $1.15
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.15
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.10
* Notes about these prices:
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  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

About Stamp

Amended airmail rates of postage effective 1st April, 1943, required the replacing of the 6-cent airmail stamp by a 7-cent denomination.

Air Training Plan

Pilot, training under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, entering the cockpit of a training plane. Under this plan, administered by the RCAF in Canada, men from all parts of the British Commonwealth and her allies were trained in schools established across the country. Early in the war an announcement stated that Canada would be called upon to provide trained men for overseas service. Facilities were rapidly expanded to provide training. Agreement of the four Governments concerned, on the principle of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was announced on 10th October, 1939, and by early November, representatives of the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand had arrived in Ottawa to work out details of the plan with the Canadian government. A joint agreement for the large-scale training of air crew was signed on 17th December, 1939. Under this agreement the Commonwealth partners were to share pro rata in the training program.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Arthur C. Vogel. Picture finished by Harold Osborn. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 134.

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