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Beaver aircraft stamp fails to take off with Canadian aviators
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Beaver aircraft stamp fails to take off with Canadian aviators

It was meant to honour the De Havilland Beaver — a Canadian aviation workhorse — but a small stamp is causing a big upheaval in Canadian aviation circles. Canada Post unveiled the new stamp to much acclaim on Oct. 13 as part of its Canadians in Flight series, honouring the country’s achievements in aviation. The Crown corporation even sent its chief executive to British Columbia to mark the event. Victoria-based Viking Air owns the plans and tools used to build the Beaver and, crucially, spare parts.But sharp-eyed aviation historians noticed a flaw. The aircraft pictured on the stamp bears the markings N995SP – an American registration owned by Sportsman’s Air Service, based in Anchorage, Alaska.“(The plane) originally came out of Canada. It was picked up there as a wreck,” said o...