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Dominion of Canada Stamps

Issues of 1927-1929

Commemorative Canada stamps led off the year 1927, celebrating another anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, and in 1928, the Admiral Series was finally replaced by a new set of portrait and pictorial definitive stamps.


The five commemorative Canada stamps shown above were issued on June 29, 1927 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

Their descriptions are as follows:

  • 1 C.  (1927 - Scott #141) - Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891), was one of the Fathers of the Confederation and the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873, 1878-1891).
  • 2 C.  (1927 - Scott #142) - "The Fathers of Confederation".
  • 3 C.  (1927 - Scott #143) - Parliament Building in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 5 C.  (1927 - Scott #144) - Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919), was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada and the first French Canadian Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911).
  • 12 C.  (1927 - Scott #145) - Map showing the Canadian Confederation in 1867 and in 1927.



The three commemorative Canadian stamps shown above were originally supposed to be issued in July 1926, but their release was deferred to June 29, 1927.

Their descriptions are as follows:

  • 5 C.  (1927 - Scott #146) - Thomas d'Arcy McGee (1825-1868), was an Irish nationalist, a journalist, and a Father of the Canadian Confederation.
  • 12 C. (1927 - Scott #147) - Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919), and Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891).  (described above)
  • 20 C.  (1927 - Scott #148) - Robert Baldwin (1804-1858) and Sir Louis Hypolyte Lafontaine (1807-1864), were leaders in the Responsible Government movement, leading up to the Canadian Confederation.

The new definitive Canada stamps shown above, featuring the portrait of King George V, were issued between 1928 and 1929.  These designs are referred to as Scroll Issue by Canadian philatelists.

The sheet and booklet format stamps are perforated 12.

  • 1 C.  (1928 - Scott #149) - Orange.
  • 2 C.  (1928 - Scott #150) - Green.
  • 3 C.  (1928 - Scott #151) - Dark Carmine.
  • 4 C.  (1929 - Scott #152) - Bister.
  • 5 C.  (1928 - Scott #153) - Deep Violet.
  • 8 C.  (1928 - Scott #154) - Blue.

The horizontal coil stamps are perforated 8 vertically.

  • 1 C.  (1929 - Scott #160) - Orange.
  • 2 C.  (1929 - Scott #161) - Green.


The five pictorial definitive Canada stamps shown above were issued during 1928 and 1929.  These stamps are all engraved and perforated 12.

Their descriptions are as follows:

  • 10 C.  (1928 - Scott #155) - Mt. Hurd (12,237 ft.) in British Columbia, from the Painting "The Ice-crowned Monarch of the Rockies".
  • 12 C.  (1929 - Scott #156) - Quebec Bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River.
  • 20 C.  (1929 - Scott #157) - Harvesting Wheat.
  • 50 C.  (1929 - Scott #158) - Schooner "Bluenose".
  • $ 1  (1929 - Scott #159) - Parliament Building in Ottawa, Ontario.




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