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King George VI


King George VI


Date of Issue

January 19, 1950




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



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

Medallion profile of His Majesty King George VI. This likeness was designed from the portrait appearing on the 1-cent stamps. Similar to the 4-cent, revised design.

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

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