The 1971 Christmas issues reproduce a snowflake design created by Lisl Levinsohn, of Toronto.
The 6 cent and 7 cent denominations are examples of creating a reverse image through the use of engraving.
The 10 cent and 15 cent values employ the technique of engraving to superimpose lines of silver ink upon a ground and field printed in two colours by the lithographic process.
National Archives of Canada
The Christmas stamps, tagged and untagged, were issued on October 6, 1971.
First Day Covers
Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Cover
Canada Envelope Company
H & E
Canada Post Office Official First Day Covers
Winnipeg to Aylmer, December 6, 1971
7 cents domestic letter rate
Air Mail Letter to the United States
The air mail letter rate to the United States was 10 cents.
Gillam, Manitoba to New York, December 20, 1971
10 cents air mail letter rate to the United States
The international letter rate was 15 cents for each ounce.
Toronto to Paris, February 15, 1972
15 cents international air mail rate
Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue to Haifa, Israel, December 14, 1971
15 cents international air mail letter rate
- 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