Stamps: Canada’s War Issue 1942 – 1943


Canada’s War Issue 1942 – 1943

On July 1 1942, a new series of definitive stamps was issued showing Canada’s contribution to the war effort of the Allied Nations. The Post Office Department issued stamps portraying King George as head of the Armed Forces in naval, military and air force uniforms. 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.

The low value definitives with George VI in military uniforms were in use until 1949, while the War Issue pictorials were replaced by the “Peace” Issue pictorials in 1946.
 George VI War Issue Stamps 7 War Issue Archives 21
War Issue Archives 40 George VI War Issue Stamps 4
War stamp 16 cents
War Issue Stamps 1 centWar Issue Stamps 2 cent brown War Issue Stamps 3 cent purple
War Issue Stamps 4 cent red War Issue Stamps 5 cents
Image and text thank you Postal History Corner See here

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