OTD: Post Office Department releases two Postage Due stamps

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.

This 10-cent stamp (SC #J14) was also issued on today’s date in 1933.

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”.

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