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Reo Speed Wagon, 1925, Police Wagon

Historic Land Vehicles


Reo Speed Wagon, 1925, Police Wagon


Date of Issue

June 8, 1996




Postal Administration



Historic Land 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

As cities grew in size, police patrolling on foot, horseback or horse-drawn wagon could not maintain a city-wide presence nor respond quickly to emergency calls. As a result, police purchased cars, motorcycles, ambulances and patrol wagons. Commonly known as paddy wagons, the 1925 Winnipeg patrol wagon was built in two parts. Its body was made locally by Lawrie Wagon and Carriage Co. and then set on an American-built Reo Speed Wagon chassis. Reo trucks were noted for excellent engines and reliability with the rated speed of the 1½ ton model reaching 30 miles per hour.
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994, p. 13.

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