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Bickle Chieftain, 1936, Fire Engine

Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles


Bickle Chieftain, 1936, Fire Engine



Date of Issue

August 19, 1994




Postal Administration



Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles

Series Time Span


Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13


Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.

About Stamp

Following last year's highly popular souvenir sheet featuring historic Canadian cars, in 1994, Canada Post Corporation presents Public Service Vehicles. These specialty streetcars, wagons, trucks and buses provided public transportation, and assisted in the maintenance of roads and in the provision of essential services. Manufactured in Woodstock, Ontario from 1928 to 1939, the Chieftain was a triple-combination pumping engine equipped with a fire pump, water tank, hose and ladders. Smaller equipment included fire extinguishers, axes, lanterns, pike pole, and a powerful searchlight. A six-cylinder gasoline engine powered the truck and its rotary pump. These vehicles were distinguished by their classic gabled hood with horizontal louvres and cast-aluminum radiator.
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994, p. 1, 14.

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