Western Jubilee Issue

Western Canada Airways Jubilee Issue

The government of Canada proposed that a series of airmail flights across the country should be made on July 1, 1927 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Confederation. The proposal turned out to be a huge expenditure, however, Western Canada Airways asked the goverment if they could issue a special stamp to mark the occasion. Approval was given and on July 1, 1927, Western Canada Airways made a special "Jubilee" flight.

Company Ephemera

Reproduction of the cachet used on Jubilee flight covers from Lac du Bonnet.

Stamp Issued

CL 41 issued on July 1, 1927.

Flight Covers

Red Lake to Winnipeg via Rolling Portage.

July 1, 1927.

Front of Cover

Back of Cover

Special jubilee flight cover signed by pilot J. R. Ross. The back shows various points served by Western Canada Airways and has a 4-line company cancel.

Company Notes

- J.R. Ross and S.A. Cheeseman flew the Red Lake route, while Fred J. Stevenson flew the Lac du Bonnet route.

- The CL 41 stamp has the distinction of being the only stamp in Canada issued for one day of use (July 1, 1927).

- different colors were used for the cachets.
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