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Postage Due

Postage Due

Title

Postage Due

Denomination

10¢

Date of Issue

December 20, 1933

Year

Quantity

500,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Postage Due

Series Time Span

1933 - 1934

Perforation or Dimension

11

Printer

British American Bank Note Company.

About Stamp

In pursuance of its policy of making Canadian postage stamp issues bilingual, the Post Office Department issued, late in 1933 and early in 1934, a new series of postage due stamps with inscriptions in both French and English. These stamps have a dual official purpose and may be properly affixed to mail matter only to the Post Office Department : (1) to serve as a notice of the amount due on insufficiently prepaid mail matter, and (2) to serve as a receipt for the amount due which is collected before delivery. A design from a drawing. Across the top of the design are the words "Postage Due." Below this is the numeral value in a rectangular tablet; the word "Cent" is below the numeral value. Beneath this are the two French words, "A Percevoir," and at the bottom of the design is the name "Canada."

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 145.

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