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Canada Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Crystal Oicle, Dennis Page

First Flight in Canada

Canada Postal Service will issue a new stamp with a postage value of 54 cents named "First Flight in Canada" on the 23rd of February 2009. This new stamp depicts the Silver Dart airplane developed by the Aerial Experiment Association(AEA). The AEA was a group of flight enthusiasts recruited by Alexander Graham Bell. The Silver Dart's maiden flight in Canada took place on February 23, 1909 and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy. During its maiden flight it rose up in the air about 20 to 30 feet and travel a distance of about a Kilometer. The flight was the first controlled powered flight in Canada and the British Empire. This new stamp marks the 100th anniversary of the flight.

"First Flight in Canada" stamp can be purchased in a pane of 16, assorted blocks, or FDC. The size of the stamp is 56mm x 29mm with a perforation size of 13+ using the 2cm reference. It will be printed by Lowe-Martin using the lithography printing method with Tullis Russell paper. A total of 3,000,000 will be printed.

First Flight in Canada FDC

First Flight in Canada Pane

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