Assistance Identifying this "D" value Cinderella(?)

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Assistance Identifying this "D" value Cinderella(?)

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This image was sent to me for identification.......

labelladydstamp.jpg



It depicts a lady sitting at a desk writing - with only a "D" designation. I am sure I've seen it before, but can not remember where or why.

If I was to guess, I would think it is an attached label to a pane of stamps or a booklet.

I believe it was discovered in a batch of Canada bulk.

Any information is appreciated.

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My first thought was that it looks like a still from a film.

I know that's not very helpful, but might just trigger a memory for someone. :idea:

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Thanks, Gavin.

I don’t necessarily think the “D” is a value designation.

For some reason (as I mentioned in OP), I think I’ve seen this before and the alpha was an a, b, c, d organizational code.

If I recall, it was attached as a tab on a series of stamps from a large pane or booklet.

As I get older I seem to be running out of hard drive space in my brain.

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Ahoj!

She reminds me of Queen Mary, wife of King George V. Or the hat does anyway :lol:

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I vaguely recall seeing them too. They were on a sheetlet of some kind as I recall?

Appears to be a pre WWI photo taken on board a first class cabin on the ''Empress Of Ireland'' before it sunk, (had never heard of this vessel to be honest) and was exhibited at -

www.royalalbertamuseum.ca


Despite being the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history, the 1914 sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the icy Saint Lawrence River has attracted relatively little subsequent historical attention, particularly in comparison to the interest still shown in the Titanic and Lusitania disasters.

A 14,000-ton liner for the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, the vessel operated the transatlantic routes between Liverpool and Quebec City. Built in Scotland in 1906, she was noted for her speed and for the comfort and elegance of her interiors (see below.)



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The Empress of Ireland disaster, which claimed 1,012 lives, occurred as the ship was starting out for one of her routine voyages to England. Sailing in thick fog, she collided with a Norwegian cargo ship, the SS Storstad. Within minutes of the collision, the Empress of Ireland had listed so far to starboard that it became impossible for the crew to launch half of her available lifeboats. Minutes later, there was a sudden lurch and then the ship stopped moving, leading many on-board to mistakenly believe that, mercifully, she had run aground.

Fourteen minutes after the collision, the Empress of Ireland tipped over into the water and disappeared from sight, hurling hundreds of people into the freezing river water. Perhaps one of the most tragic facts reported in the British and Canadian newspapers at the time was that of the 138 children on-board at the time, only four survived the disaster. Among the survivors was the sailor "Lucky" Frank Tower, who had survived the Titanic disaster and went on to serve and survive the Lusitania, as well.

Since 1914, the Empress of Ireland has continued to claim lives, with several hardcore diving enthusiasts dying on expeditions to its murky wreck. In 2005, a Canadian documentary resurrected the theory that although most of the blame at the time fell on the Norwegian crew of the Storstad, the Empress of Ireland's captain, Henry Kendall, may have been partly to blame for the disaster by attempting to overtake the Storstad and that modern-day examinations of the wreck indicate that the ship's watertight doors had not been closed, as claimed - thus explaining the rapid speed of the sinking.



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It seems to be a gutter from a 2014 Canadian stamp issue commemorating the Empress of Ireland sinking.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=65219
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Ha Ha Ha....I knew I'd seen this designation type before....... :lol: :oops:

Just shows how much attention I've given to modern Canada!

Thanks everyone for helping out.

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At first glance I wondered why she had a dead cockatoo hanging off the side of her head! :x
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Raz wrote:
28 Aug 2021 04:38
At first glance I wondered why she had a dead cockatoo hanging off the side of her head! :x
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