Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1967 Royal Visit

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Canada from June 29 to July 5, 1967. The Queen celebrated Canada's centennial in Ottawa on July 1. After their stay in Ottawa, the royal couple boarded the yacht Britannia and sailed to Montreal for a visit at Expo 67.

The Royal Visit stamp, designed by Harvey Prosser, was issued on June 30, 1967.


National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Cover

To the Director General, Postal Administration, Brussels, Belgium
10 cent UPU surface letter rate

Information insert (French language)

Schering Corporation

Canada Envelope Company


The date of the Royal Visit on the cachet , June 8, 1967, was an error.

Overseas Mailers

H & E


Kenmore Stamp Company

The Flinknote Company

Artcraft generic cachet for this advertising first day cover

The first day cover served to publicize Flinknote's Product of the Month the "Orangeburg Perforated Pipe" to deal with sewage disposal.

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

David Pritchard

Visit to Kingston July 5, 1967


Domestic Forward Letter

Vancouver to Clinton, July 29, 1967

United States

Sarnia to Richmond, Va., December 29, 1967
8 cents air mail letter rate
Shortpaid 3 cents and taxed 6 cents due