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Catalog Number M1998.5.6
Object Name Stamp, Postage
Title John McCrae Postage Stamps
Date 1968
Year Range from 1968.0
Year Range to 1968.0
Description 2 Stamps with John McCrae image with first two lines of poem superimposed over field of poppies and graves. The stamp, horizontal in format, measures 40 X 24mm. It provides, to the right, a portrait of McCrae in his army uniform of the early WWI era. The portrait, in brown, surmounts "John McCrae" and "1872-1918" in two lines at the lower right. The denominative "5" appears at the lower left and the words "Canada Postage-Postes" are arranged in that order, imprinted on the broad dark-green frame which encloses the central design. To the left of Col. McCrae's portrait, occupying about two-thirds of the stamp's width, is a scene of shattered trees, cross marked graves and red poppies over which, etched on the battle-weary sky, is a reproduction of the first two lines of "In Flanders Fields". The version shown is the original in the author's own handwriting, now in the Public Archives of Canada.
People McCrae, John
Search Terms McCrae - Stamp
Subjects STAMP COLLECTING
MEMORIALS
COSTUME - MILITARY
Dimensions Length: 8.3 cm
Width: 2.3 cm