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Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery

Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery
Denomination
17¢
Date of Issue
September 16, 1946
Quantity
300,000
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

The first and comparatively small printing of this stamp was found to contain a minute error shortly after it was issued. The accent over the second "e" of the French word "Exprês" was circumflexed instead of grave. This error, corrected in the new die, is the first in a Canadian postage stamp.

Mail Plane Over Quebec City

Aerial view of Quebec City looking northeast, showing the Plains of Abraham in the foreground. Superimposed on the picture is a drawing of the D.C. 4-M airplane, which at the time of the issue was under construction in Montreal for use on the trans-Atlantic mail and passenger route, and on the trans-Canada run. At that time, it was the most recent development in Canada's transportation industry.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 136-137.
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