Thursday, February 17, 2011

1970 United Nations

Canada Post Office issued two stamps designed by Brian Fisher to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations. Mr. Fisher's designed were described as follows by the Canada Post Office:

"In creating a design for the Canadian United Nations 25th Anniversary stamps, the artist symbolically represents a sense of emergence and illustrates the tremendous force and energy being focused towards a unification of the world."

The stamps (tagged and untagged were issued on May 13, 1970.


National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada

Tagged Stamps

Post Office Brochure

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Cover

Addressed to Kingston, Jamaica

Replacement First Day Cover

Replacement sent to Vancouver


Cole Cover


Signed by cachet designer


Elliott-Marion plain envelope


David Pritchard


Domestic Acknowledgment of Receipt

Registered mail from City of Westmount Police to Ville de la Lavalle, September 19, 1970
Acknowledged September 22, 1970
15 cents AR fee

International Air Mail

Toronto to Bazel, Switzerland, October 3, 1970
15 cents air mail letter rate

Thunder Bay Stn. "P' to Liverpool, August 7, 1970
15 cents air mail letter rate to Great Britain + 50 cents registration fee

International Air Mail Post Card

Ottawa to Bierstadt, Germany, May 19, 1970
10 cents international air mail post card rate

United Nations 25th Anniversary Issue

Overseas Mailers