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Trans-Canada Airplane, Air, Special Delivery

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 16, 1943
Year 1943
Quantity 868,689
Denomination
17¢
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 $4.35
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $2.20
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $1.30
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $2.85
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $1.25
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $2.50
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $1.75
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.90
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • 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.

Hidden Date

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

About Stamp

In 1943 the Post Office Department issued new denominations of postage stamps to meet the amended rates of postage effective 1st April, 1943. The colour of the airmail special delivery service stamp remained the same; the denomination increased one cent as was the case with the 2-cent, 3-cent and 13-cent regular issue postage stamps and the 6-cent airmail 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.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller. 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. 136.

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