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Pacem in Terris, Peace on Earth


Pacem in Terris, Peace on Earth


Date of Issue

April 8, 1964




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser. Picture engraved by Allan Alexander Carswell.

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Two offset printings have been combined with on intaglio printing to produce the commemorative stamp Canada will issue on 8th April. The three colours used in the design are white, blue and gold. It is felt that the design of the stamp, together with its reflection of current thought, will make it an interesting addition to the list of Canadian issues. "Peace on Earth" is the theme of the stamp; peace among men and nations. The universality of the appeal is expressed in the Latin words "Pacem in Terris" surrounding the world. A vigorous interest in taking positive action to realize this ideal is evident everywhere in this country. On the international scene, Canada is well represented on truce commissions and at disarmament negotiations. She is active in United States Nations programmes, such as keeping peace in the Gaza Strip, and gives full support to the Colombo Plan. Canadian troops have served and are serving in United Nations peace-keeping operations around the world. The technology of civilization will not enrich mankind as it should until peace has provided the necessary environment. No country believes this more sincerely that does Canada, and no country is more willing than Canada to expend every effort to achieve it. Canada realizes full well the importance of peace, and Canada believes that an honourable state of peace is possible. This is the goal for which she strives.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1964.

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