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de Havilland Canada Beaver - 30 cents 1982 - Canadian stamp

de Havilland Canada Beaver 1982 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 12 250 000
  • Issue date: October 5, 1982
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #970

Description

In wilderness transportation, bush aircraft carry out the same work as the canoe. Both are practical devices. Yet an aura of glamour and adventure clings to them. Shortly after the Second World War, the Ontario Provincial Air Service sought an aircraft to replace its aging fleet. De Havilland Canada examined the needs of the OPAS and of other bush operators and designed the Beaver. The prototype, shown on the stamp, first flew in August 1947. From then to 1968 de Havilland built almost 1,700 selling them in Canada and in more than sixty other countries. So sturdy and reliable is the aircraft that a used Beaver sells for more than its original price. The bush aircraft stamps were designed by Robert Bradford and Jacques Charette of Ottawa. The aircraft depicted show the diversity of Canadian bush flying: Roméo Vachon's FC-2W1 delivering airmail; the prototype Beaver, now in the National Aeronautical Collection; the Norseman as an air ambulance; and "Punch" Dickins' Super UniversalG-CASK, perhaps the most famous of Canadian bush planes.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1982.

Creators

Designed by Jacques Charette
Based on a painting by Robert William Bradford

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Canada Stamp FDC#970 - De Havilland Canada Beaver (1982) 30¢ $3.00 11 d 13 h left
Canada 30 cent 1982 MNH # 969 970 Bush Aircraft Fairchild, de Havilland Beaver $2.00 18 d 17 h left

Note

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

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