Stamp club advocated for a stamp comemorating the Avro Arrow for 12 years - next week Canada Post officials will give them a copy.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

March 28th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The is a small group that has been advocating for a postage stamp that celebrates the creation of the Avro Arrow; a twin-engine, supersonic interceptor, which could fly at more than twice the speed of sound. It is considered one of the greatest technological achievements in Canadian aviation history. Some of its innovative technologies are still in use today.

The Avro CF-105 Arrow was killed by the Diefenbaker government in 1959 to the dismay of many and put an end to Canada having anything in the way of a great aeronautical engineering industry.

Canada wasn’t seen as a player in the field until we invented the Canada arm.

Avro 5 centNext week, April 3rd at 7pm, several people from Canada Post will be making a presentation to the Burlington Stamp Club. It will be a big moment for them – they have been advocating for a stamp for more than 12 years.

They didn’t give up – and now they have a 5 cent stamps about the Avro.

No such thing as sending a letter for five cents but the stamps are nice.

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3 comments to Stamp club advocated for a stamp comemorating the Avro Arrow for 12 years – next week Canada Post officials will give them a copy.

  • Max D.

    There are 2 things that will piss off a Canadian 1# Losing Stanley Cup final 2# John Diefenbaker. The guy who scuttled the Arrow, the Iroquois engine & caused the dismantlement of Avro Canada. That little know-nothing lawyer, the only thing he saw was a “Liberal Project” and he just wanted to get rid of it.

  • Susan L.

    I remember the Avro Arrow. My husband saw it in flight because he lived near the Downsview Airport at the time.

    When he met the test pilot, Janusz Żurakowski, Janusz gave him a signed picture of himself along with a very small part from the inventory of the Avro Arrow plane.

    I am definitely going to buy the new stamp when it’s released.

  • Joe Gaetan

    Fantastic, I am a stamp collector (well was) and am old enough to still be ticked-off over the cancellation of the Arrow. That decision ripped the heart out of a key industry and sent the talent south to NASA. I do look forward to adding the stamp to my 50’s era stamp collection.

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