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Pauline Vanier and Elizabeth Smellie: The Humanitarian Work of Women in Time of War

The Millennium Collection, Humanitarians and Peacekeepers

Title

Pauline Vanier and Elizabeth Smellie: The Humanitarian Work of Women in Time of War

Denomination

46¢

Date of Issue

January 17, 2000

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

The Millennium Collection, Humanitarians and Peacekeepers

Series Time Span

2000

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Margaret Susan Issenman. Based on an illustration by Bonnie Ross.

Layouts

Pane of 4 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $1.84
Dimension: 108mm x 112mm

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON

About Stamp

January's series of four Millennium souvenir sheets features, among others, Lester B. Pearson, Terry Fox and CIDA. These bold 112-by-108 mm souvenir sheets frame four 36-by-48 mm stamps in thematic groupings that celebrate Canadian giants in fields as diverse as medicine, finance, peacekeeping and international development.

The wife of future Governor General Georges Vanier, Pauline Vanier served as a Red Cross volunteer in Paris during and after the Second World War. Elizabeth Smellie, the first female colonel in the Canadian Army, headed nursing services at home and abroad during both World Wars and organized the Canadian Women's Army Corps.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000, p. 18, 20-21.

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