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 First World War ace William George Barker, VC. This stylish collectible, one in a set of five, is part of our Canadians in Flight issue.
The most decorated military service member in the history of the British Empire, Barker received the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order (twice), the Military Cross (three times), the Croix de Guerre and the Medaglia d’Argento al Valor Militare (twice).
Barker flew more than 900 hours in combat, recording 50 aerial victories. Not one pilot under his command was lost in that time, nor any aircraft under his escort. Barker’s stamp is cancelled in his birthplace of Dauphin, Manitoba.
ISSUE DATE:March 27, 2019
STAMP DESIGNER:Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation