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Massey-Harris No. 21, 1942, Self-Propelled Combine

Historic Land Vehicles

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 8, 1996
Year 1996
Quantity 1,000,000
Denomination
20¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Historic Land Vehicles
Series Time Span 1996
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 $0.60
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.60
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About Stamp

Massey-Harris Company Limited revolutionized harvesting in 1938 with the world's first self-propelled combine - the No. 20. Unfortunately, it was too heavy and expensive for extensive mass production. However, it served as a guide for the building of the lighter and cheaper No. 21, which was tested in 1940 and put on sale in 1941. It was ideal for many farms and being small and compact, could be loaded on a truck, making it possible for operators to follow the harvest from south to north. In 1944, permission was given to build 550 units above the imposed wartime production quota. They were used by the famous "Harvest Brigade" which achieved records that could not have been matched by using any other machine. The "Brigade" was continued in 1945, and was followed by the "Famine Fighter" program of 1946.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1995, p. 5-6.

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