"The conception of the Telephone took place during that summer visit to my father's residence in Brantford in 1874, and the apparatus was just as it was subsequently made, a one-membrane telephone on either end ... The experiment of August 10, 1876, made from Brantford to Paris, was the first transmission, the first clear, intelligible transmission of speech over the real line, that had ever been made."
A. G. Bell at Boston, Massachusetts, March 13, 1916
On March 3, 1947, Canada Post Office issued a 4 cent commemorative stamp honouring the birth centenary of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. The stamp was designed by Herman Schwartz and the picture was engraved by Silas Allen.
Retouched photo vignette on engraved and hand drawn frame (l); issued stamp (r)
First Day Covers
|Vancouver to Edmonton, April 17, 1947|
|Brantford to Hamilton, March 5, 1947|
|Brantford to Toronto, April 17, 1947|
|Toronto and Ottawa C.P.R. RPO (No. 5) to Mount Pleasant, March 23, 1947|
Bell Telephone Company Correspondence and Perfin
|Montreal to St. Jean, Que., September 22, 1947|
Air Mail to the U.S.
|Vancouver to New York, July 7, 1947|
7 cents air mail letter rate
International Surface Letter Preferential Rate
|Calgary to Durban, South Africa, November 13, 1947|
4 cents preferential international surface letter rate
|Port Alberni to Berlin, May 17, 1947 |
15 cents air mail letter rate to Europe
|Toronto to St. Gall, Switzerland, March 18, 1947|
30 cents 2nd weight step air mail letter rate