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Combined Reaper and Thresher, Canadian Prairies

Combined Reaper and Thresher, Canadian Prairies Canada Postage Stamp
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Combined Reaper and Thresher, Canadian Prairies
Denomination
20¢
Date of Issue
September 16, 1946
Quantity
85,450,000
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.
About Stamp

With the exception of the war issues of 1942-43 and certain special commemorative stamps, all pictorial postage stamps issued between 1927 and 1945 have illustrated subjects relating to Canada's history, geography, agriculture, and natural resources. The end of the war provided desirable opportunity to use subjects emphasizing the new industrial importance of Canada. In 1946 the Department decided to replace Canada's wartime pictorial postage stamps with an issue intended to provide a pictorial survey of Canada's primary industries and raw materials. The issue placed emphasis on the reconversion of Canadian industry to a peacetime basis.

Combined Reaper and Thresher

A combined reaper and thresher drawn by a tractor in use on a Canadian prairie wheatfield. This design illustrates a modern, speedy method of garnering Canada's wheat crop, her principal contribution to the world's food supply. The illustration also emphasizes the importance of grain- growing in Canada's economy.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 83-84.
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