Parliament Buildings 10¢

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During the early days of the Second World War Canadian Postal authorities believed that the stamps in use since 1938 should be replaced with a new issue featuring Canada’s substantial contribution to war work. A new general issue to last for the duration of the hostilities was designed. Subjects depicting Canada’s munitions, war supplies, shipbuilding, agriculture, her importance as a great air-training centre, and as a source of food were chosen for the pictorial stamps. A view of the Central portion of the Parliament Buildings, at Ottawa. The design incorporates the maple leaf and Union Jack.

Source: Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada’s Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 80-81.POSTAL 0248

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