Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

NATO, Tenth Anniversary


NATO, Tenth Anniversary


Date of Issue

April 2, 1959




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Ephrum Philip Weiss. Picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Donald J. Mitchell.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner.

About Stamp

NATO, short for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was formed for the defence of the Atlantic community of nations. The North Atlantic Treaty (also the Atlantic Pact) was signed on 4th April, 1949, at Washington by twelve nations: Canada, Great Britain, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Portugal. By this treaty, an attack on any one of the states was formally declared to be an attack upon all of them. When the stamps were issued in 1959, fourteen member nations formed the alliance.


OTAN, appearing on the right side of the stamps is French for NATO; ORGANISATION DU TRAITE L'ATLANTIQUE DU NORD. The design of the new postage stamp contains, in the upper left-hand corner, the dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak. In the left-hand margin appear the initials NATO and the French OTAN in the right margin. The centre of the stamp depicts the globe of the world showing the area in which the NATO members are located.

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

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 115.

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.