Date of Issue
December 20, 1933
Series Time Span
1933 - 1934
Perforation or Dimension
British American Bank Note Company.
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."
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 145.
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