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Sir R.L. Borden

Prime Ministers


Sir R.L. Borden


Date of Issue

June 25, 1951




Postal Administration



Prime Ministers

Series Time Span

1951 - 1961

Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Based on a photograph by William James Topley. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Hidden Date

The date on this stamp is hidden in the bottom right-hand corner.

About Stamp

These two stamps originated a series planned to honour the Canadian prime ministers who had not been previously portrayed. This series of two stamps, with additional issues that followed, commemorated the men of who guided the destinies of Canada from the time of Confederation.

Sir Robert Laird Borden

A portrait of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Laird Borden, Canada's Prime Minister during the First World War. His term of office extended from October, 1911 to July, 1920. He was born in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, 1854, and died in Ottawa on 10th June, 1937. The stamp design originated from a photograph supplied through the courtesy of the Public Archives of Canada.

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