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Trans-Canada Airplane, Air, Special Delivery

Title

Trans-Canada Airplane, Air, Special Delivery

Denomination

16¢

Date of Issue

July 1, 1942

Year

Quantity

814,841

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller. Picture finished by Harold Osborn. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks.

Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date under the bridge on the left-hand side of the stamp.

About Stamp

This stamp is an innovation combining airmail and special delivery service charges in one stamp.

Trans-Canada Airplane

A Trans-Canada airplane in flight with an aerial view of what is believed to be Drummondville, Quebec. The design was chosen to emphasize the time saved in transporting by air, personnel and materials necessary for the speedy prosecution of the war effort.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 135-136.

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