Farm and Frontier Vehicles

The third set of Historic Land Vehicles Stamps - issued in a souvenir sheet format in 1996 - depicts farm and frontier vehicles, including three used on farms and three used in off-road conditions.  One of the six stamps issued depicted a Gotfredson truck. The stamp showing a one-ton, 1924 Gotfredson farm truck depicts the vehicle with a stake body, which has removable wooden racks. A similar model is housed in the collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin.

1924 Gotfredson Model 20 Farm Truck

Following the First World War, Canadian farmers realized the many advantages of owning a truck, from less-expensive Ford models to such premium-priced models built by companies such as Gotfredson Truck Corporation. Canadian production began in 1920 with a range of commercial vehicles, taxis, fire truck chassis and buses. Customers were impressed by the rugged construction and the cast-aluminum radiators. The truck also boasted Buda and Hercules engines, Timken and Clark axles and Brown-Lipe transmissions. The Canadian plant, reorganized in 1929, continued to produce Gotfredson trucks until 1936.

Day of Issue Stamp Card, 1996

Day of Issue Stamp Card, 1996 (back)

Copyright 1998 David Gotfredson