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Freeing the POW

The Second World War, 1945, Peace

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 20, 1995
Year 1995
Quantity 2,500,000
Denomination
43¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series The Second World War, 1945, Peace
Series Time Span 1995
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.50
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About Stamp

The seventh and concluding set of Second World War stamps are being issued on March 20, 1995, just before the 50th anniversary of V-E Day, on the theme of peace. During the course of the Second World War, approximately 9,000 Canadians fell into enemy hands. As the end of the European war approached, conditions worsened. To avoid the Red Army, forced marches in mid-winter moved Allied captives in and out of increasingly overcrowded camps. Some of the POW camps were liberated by Americans, others by the British. In the Pacific, liberation came quietly for the 1,418 surviving Canadian prisoners of Japanese. Allied ships, including the HMCS Prince Robert arrived and the men started to return home.

Creators

Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1995, p. 8-9.

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