On today’s date in 1933, Canada’s Post Office Department (now Canada Post) issued two stamps as part of its third Postage Due series.
In accordance with its policy of making Canadian postage stamps bilingual, the department issued a new series of Postage Due stamps with inscriptions in both French and English in 1933-34.
The two Postage Due stamps issued on Dec. 20, 1933 had a denomination of two cents (Scott #J12) and 10 cents (SC #J14). A four-cent stamp (SC #J13) was also issued on Dec. 12, 1933.
Across the top of the design are the words “POSTAGE DUE”; below this is the numeral value in a rectangular tablet while the word “CENT” is below the numeral value. Beneath this are the two French words, “A PERCEVOIR” and “CANADA.”