Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fort Victoria Centennial 1943

Fort Victoria c. 1869

Fort Victoria, built in 1843, was a fur trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company on Vancouver Island. The fort was the beginning of a settlement that eventually grew into Victoria, British Columbia.

In 1943, a pictorial slogan cancellation commemorating Fort Victoria's centennial was produced for use at the Victoria post office.

15TH MARCH 1843 - 1843

Victoria, March 17, 1943

Fort Victoria Cachet

Victoria, March 19, 1943