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Air Training Plan

Air Training Plan Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Air Training Plan
Denomination
38¢
Date of Issue
November 10, 1989
Quantity
3,614,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
The Second World War, 1939, Reluctantly at War Again
Series Time Span
1989 - 1995
Perforation or Dimension
13.5
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
About Stamp
Fifty years ago, Canada made its first independent declaration of war and joined the Allied Forces. Canada Post Corporation begins a new series of commemoratives stamps to recognize Canada's achievements and sacrifices during the Second World War. The first set of four se tenant stamps focuses on significant political or military actions taken by Canada in 1939. The involvement of Canada's army, air force and navy is represented on the stamps. A Souvenir Edition will also be available. Montreal designer Pierre-Yves Pelletier created the stamps using illustrations by Jean-Pierre Armanville, also of Montreal. These stamps focus on how people were affected by the declaration of war and present realistic scenes which evoke memories of the experience of ordinary Canadians during that time period. A background of vignetted metallic colours highlighting the year of war being commemorated is a common feature to appear on these stamps and future issues on the series.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1989.
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