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Catalog Number M2000.3.2
Object Name Envelope
Title First Day Envelope for John McCrae
Date 1972
Year Range from 1972.0
Year Range to 1972.0
Description Small white envelope with the image of John McCrae on the left front. The image is black and white with poppies around the bottom of the picture. Below the poppies is "1872-1918" and beside the image is a torch with "In Memoriam" over top. In the upper right corner is a John McCrae stamp with the first two lines of In Flanders Fields and an image of John McCrae. The envelope was postmarked November 30, 1972 in Guelph - Canada's Poppy City.
"First Day Issue Jour D'Emission" "1872-1972" "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae Canadian Army Medical Corps Soldier - Physician - Poet Famous Canadian Series" "The Poppy City La Ville Du Coquelicot"
People McCrae, John
Search Terms McCrae - Stamp
McCrae - First Day of Issue
Subjects SPECIAL EVENTS - CENTENNIALS
PERSONALITIES
FAMILY
Dimensions Length: 16.5 cm
Width: 9.1 cm