3¢ 1939 - H.M. George VI & H.M. Queen Elizabeth

3¢ 1939 - H.M. George VI & H.M. Queen Elizabeth
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Portraits engraved by William F. Ford
Border engraved by Charles H. Milks
In 1939 Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the Dominion of Canada. Thus Canada had the signal honour of being the first of the Commonwealth nations to welcome the new King and Queen in person. To honour this historic occasion and add to the warm sincerity of Canada's welcome, the Post Office Department issues three special commemorative postage stamps to coincide with the tour of Their Majesties throughout the Dominion. The stamps were printed in two colours each. Portraits of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, from photographs taken by Dorothy Wilding Portraits, Limited, London England.
Face value 3 Cents
Catalog code (Michel) CA 215
Catalog code (Scott) CA 248
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier CA 204 Stanley Gibbons CA 374
Series Monarchy, King George VI
Stamp colour black / dark carmine
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 100,000,000
Issue date 15/05/1939
Designer Herman Herbert Schwartz
Print technique recess
Printed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Perforation 12
Height 26.00 mm
Width 38.00 mm
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