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de Havilland Canada Beaver

Canadian Aircraft, Bush Aircraft

Title

de Havilland Canada Beaver

Denomination

30¢

Date of Issue

October 5, 1982

Year

Quantity

12,250,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Canadian Aircraft, Bush Aircraft

Series Time Span

1982

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Based on a painting by Robert William Bradford.

About Stamp

In wilderness transportation, bush aircraft carry out the same work as the canoe. Both are practical devices. Yet an aura of glamour and adventure clings to them. Shortly after the Second World War, the Ontario Provincial Air Service sought an aircraft to replace its aging fleet. De Havilland Canada examined the needs of the OPAS and of other bush operators and designed the Beaver. The prototype, shown on the stamp, first flew in August 1947. From then to 1968 de Havilland built almost 1,700 selling them in Canada and in more than sixty other countries. So sturdy and reliable is the aircraft that a used Beaver sells for more than its original price. The bush aircraft stamps were designed by Robert Bradford and Jacques Charette of Ottawa. The aircraft depicted show the diversity of Canadian bush flying: Roméo Vachon's FC-2W1 delivering airmail; the prototype Beaver, now in the National Aeronautical Collection; the Norseman as an air ambulance; and "Punch" Dickins' Super UniversalG-CASK, perhaps the most famous of Canadian bush planes.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1982.

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