One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post CANADIANS IN FLIGHT Issue
2019 CANADIANS IN FLIGHT First Day Cover
Celebrate Canada’s rich aviation history with this Official First Day Cover honouring role model and trailblazer Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill, O.C. This stylish collectible, one in a set of five, is part of our Canadians in Flight issue.
MacGill achieved several noteworthy Canadian and world firsts. She was the first women in Canada to earn a degree in electrical engineering and is thought to be the first woman in the world to hold a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. She was recognized as the first female aeronautical engineer and professional aircraft designer in the world, and the first to work as a professional aircraft designer.
An influential adviser to the International Civil Aviation Organization, MacGill was later a driving force on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada.
MacGill’s stamp is cancelled in her birthplace of Vancouver, British Columbia. The issue date of March 27, 2019, marks the 114thanniversary of her birth.
ISSUE DATE:March 27, 2019
STAMP DESIGNER:Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation