Universal Postal Union Congress, Ottawa, 1957
Date of Issue
August 14, 1957
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Carl Mangold. Picture engraved by Yves Baril.
The Universal Postal Union with headquarters at Berne, Switzerland and organized in 1874, bound many countries of the world into a single postal territory for the reciprocal exchange of mail. Delegates from the member nations meet about every five years to decide upon policy and administrative matters. Canada's membership in the Union dates from 1878. For eighty-three years at the time of this issue, despite wars and upheavals of all kinds, the Universal Postal Union has carried on its work. The U.P.U. exemplifies international co-operation at its highest level when the efforts of all ruling authorities are dedicated to constructive, peaceful work of delivering mail.
Universal Postal Union
A map of Canada encircled by a post horn.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 108.
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