Canada Air mail

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The first airmail flight in Canada was from Montreal to Toronto on June 24th 1918.

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“The Canada goose”

Magnificent in flight, it is little wonder that Canada Geese are so popular. The first Canadian Postage Stamp to feature a Canada Goose was issued in 1946. It was Canada’s last air mail stamp. Intended to pay the air mail rate, 7 cent and 15 cent stamps, featuring Canada Geese, were similarly issued in blue ink in 1952 and 19363. Among stamp collectors, private air mail stamps are so popular. Some 45 stamps were issued by private air service companies from 1924 to 1932, to pay for private carriage of the mails to Canada’s goldfields. This view card shows the first Canada Goose air mail stamp; and an early aircraft use by Northern Air Service Ltd. to transport both passengers and mails.

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