The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the train tracks.
The new orange coloured 6c regular issue engraved stamp, compatible with other values now in use, emphasizes the importance of transportation and communications in unifying the five major economic regions depicted on the 1c to 5c series. Designed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa, the new issue has dimensions of 24 mm x 20 mm; there will be continuous printing by the British American Bank Note Company, Ottawa. Foremost in the left area segment is a modern high-speed locomotive designed for inter-urban use; highway transport is symbolized by a truck and a bus; in the background is a lake vessel, and overhead flies a medium range inter-city jet aircraft. The communications aspect is epitomized by a microwave tower, typical of a continent-spanning system supplementing land-line and cable connections. As in previous denominations in this series, a recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth, engraved from a photograph by Anthony Buckley, is incorporated in the right section of the stamp.