Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1970 Henry Kelsey

Henry Kelsey is credited with being the first white man to travel the western plains of Canada, 1690 -92. He was apprenticed to the Hudson Bay Company in 1684 and served the company nearly 40 years - all but 3 of them at Hudson Bay.

Canada Post Office issued a stamp honouring Henry Kelsey on April 15, 1970.

National Archives of Canada

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Cover


Canada Envelope Company


Overseas Mailers

H and E

Cole Cover


David Pritchard

Elliot Marion

Ayerst Laboratories



Domestic letter

Toronto local mail, May 6, 1970
6 cents domestic letter rate