5¢ Allegory of Flight (#C1) - 1928 Mint Lightly-Hinged Airmail

On September 21, 1928, Canada issued its first airmail stamp to introduce their new coast-to-coast service.  The 5-cent stamp pictures a monoplane over two winged allegories of flight pointing to a map of Canada on a globe.  The elaborate engraved design matches the large format and style of the iconic pictorial issue from 1928. 5¢ Allegory of Flight (Canada #C1)