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Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery


Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery



Date of Issue

September 16, 1946




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


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.

This stamp is the corrected version and the grave "e" can be seen in the picture below.

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.

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

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