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King George VI

King George VI Canada Postage Stamp
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King George VI


Date of Issue

January 19, 1950




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension

12, 9.5 vertical


Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Portrait engraved by John Hay. Based on a photograph by Dorothy Wilding. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Hidden Date

The date is on the bottom, right-hand corner of the stamp.

About Stamp

This series of Canadian postage stamps without the words, "postes" and "postage" are not errors in printing. These stamps are referred to as the Unrevised Design issue. The stamps were intentionally planned and manufactured without these words. The issue had been scheduled to appear on 6th June, 1949, but the stamps were withheld because of the decision to add the words, "postes" and "postage" to the series.

King George VI

Left three-quarter portrait of His Majesty King George VI. Similar to the 3-cent, revised design.


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 88-89.

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