2019 Canada ๐Ÿ“ญโœˆ PUNCH DICKINS 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 one of the highest achievers in Canadaโ€™s rich aviation history with this Official First Day Cover honouring prolific bush pilot C.H. โ€˜Punchโ€™ 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. Dickinsโ€™ stamp is cancelled in his birthplace of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

  • ISSUE DATE:ย March 27, 2019
  • STAMP DESIGNER:ย Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation
  • STAMP VALUE: PermanentTMย (domestic rate)
  • CANCELLATION SITE:ย Portage la Prairie, MB

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