Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

Stagecoach of 1851 & Plane of 1951

Title

Stagecoach of 1851 & Plane of 1951

Denomination

Date of Issue

September 24, 1951

Year

Quantity

19,900,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Centennial of British North American Postal Administration

Series Time Span

1951

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

This centennial commemorative issue of four postage stamps honoured the transfer in 1851 of the administration of postal service from Great Britain to British North America. The three low denominations emphasize the development of communications by land, water, and air, a feature of Canadian history closely related to the development of postal service. The fourth stamp in the series features the first postage stamp issued in 1851 by the Province of Canada. The first day of issue coincided with the stamp exhibition called CAPEX (Canadian Association for Philatelic Exhibitions). The Postmaster General, the Hon. G. Edouard Rinfret, K.C., M.P., was the Honorary President. The lower half of the 7-cent postage stamp displays an early stagecoach passing Jordan's York Hotel, King Street East, York (now Toronto, Ontario). In 1814, the Legislature met in this hotel after the destruction of the Government Buildings by invading United States forces in 1813. The upper half of the stamp design features a 1951-type Canadian-built North Star plane in the service of Trans-Canada Airlines.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 92-93.

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.

Similar Stamps

Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay