5 cent Denomination
An Inuit carving called "Family Group" was featured on the 5 cent Christmas stamp issued on November 1, 1968. The carving, by Maggie Ittuvik Tayarak, was acquired by the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1960.
The 5 cent stamp was issued in sheet and booklet formats.
Since 1964, Canada Post Office had issued Christmas stamps on the same date in two denominations, 3 cents and 5 cents to prepay the printed matter rate (unsealed Christmas cards) and first class letter rate respectively. On November 1, 1968, the rates increased. The printed matter rate jumped from 3 cents to 5 cents, and the first class letter rate rose from 5 cents to 6 cents.
The two 1968 Christmas stamps were issued on different dates. The 5 cent printed matter denomination was issued on November 1, 1968, while the 6 cent first class letter rate stamp was released on November 15, 1968.
First Day Covers
Canadian Bank Note Company
H & E
Aspen Park (RCAF Station), Manitoba to RCAF 4 Wing, CFPO 5056, Baden-Soellingen, Germany, December 4, 1968
5 cents printed matter rate
Air Mail Letter to the US
Vancouver to Cambridge, December 20, 1968
10 cent air mail letter rate to the US + 50 cents registration fee
- 1. Canadian Domestic Letter Rates From 1868 to the Present Day
- 2. Canada Domestic Local Letter Rates : 1851 - 1968
- 3. United States Letter Rates: 1851 to the present day
- 4. United States Air Mail Letter Rates : 1927 - 1976
- 5. Canadian Domestic Air Mail Rates : 1928 - 1954
- 6. United Kingdom and Empire/Commonwealth Letter Rates : 1859 -1971
- 7. Air Mail Letter Rates to the United Kingdom
- 8. International (Universal Postal Union) Letter Rates : 1892 to the present
- 9. Reduced International Letter Rates : Mexico, Cuba, West Indies and Central America, France, South America, and Spain
- 10. Links to Other Posts Dealing with Canadian Postal Rates
- 11. Revamped Centennials