1963 Sir Martin Frobisher
Sir Martin (1539 – 1594) Frobisher was an English seaman who made three voyages to find the Northwest Passage. All landed in northeastern Canada, around today's Resolution Island and Frobisher Bay.
The Frobisher commemorative stamp, designed by Philip Weiss was issued on August 21, 1963. Mr. Weiss based his image of Frobisher on a 1577 painting by Cornelis Ketel.
First Day Covers
Canada Post Office Announcement Cover
Canadian Post Office first day cover. The CPO used "Rosecraft" envelopes to announce the release of the Frobisher stamp. This announcement was mailed to Poland.
Domestic Forward Letter
Port Alberni to Guelph, September 7, 1963
5 cents forward letter rate + 20 cents registration fee
International Air Mail
Toronto to Digby, England, September 4, 1963
15 cents air mail letter rate