On today’s date in 1933, Canada’s Post Office Department (now a Crown corporation known as Canada Post) issued two stamps 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 stamps issued on Dec. 18, 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, and the word “CENT” is below the numeral value. Beneath this are the two French words, “A PERCEVOIR” and “CANADA”.