One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post CANADIANS IN FLIGHT Issue
2019 CANADIANS IN FLIGHT First Day Cover
Celebrate one of the highest achievers in Canada’s rich aviation history with this Official First Day Cover honouring prolific bush pilot C.H. ‘Punch’ Dickins, O.C.. This stylish collectible, one in a set of five, is part of our Canadians in Flight issue.
A First World War flying ace and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, Dickins went on to make flights covering 1.6 million kilometres of northern Canadian wilderness, including the first reconnaissance flight across the unmapped Barren Lands of the Northwest Territories.
Dickins later collaborated with aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada on the design of the DHC-2 Beaver, widely considered the best bush plane ever built. Dickins’ stamp is cancelled in his birthplace of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
ISSUE DATE:March 27, 2019
STAMP DESIGNER:Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation