2019 Canada ๐Ÿ“ญโœˆ ELSIE MACGILL โœˆ First Day Cover; FDC ๐Ÿ“ฌโœˆ Canadians In Flightโœˆ

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Stamp: One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from theย 2019 Canada Post CANADIANS IN FLIGHT Issue


2019 CANADIANS IN FLIGHT First Day Cover

Celebrate Canadaโ€™s rich aviation history with this Official First Day Cover honouring role model and trailblazer Elizabeth โ€˜Elsieโ€™ 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 masterโ€™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.

MacGillโ€™s stamp is cancelled in her birthplace of Vancouver, British Columbia. The issue date of March 27, 2019, marks the 114thย anniversary of her birth.

  • ISSUE DATE:ย March 27, 2019
  • STAMP DESIGNER:ย Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation
  • STAMP VALUE: PermanentTMย (domestic rate)

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