Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1954 Prime Ministers Series
4 cents John Thompson
5 cents Mackenzie Bowell

The third set in the Prime Ministers Series was issued on November 1, 1954 to honour John Thompson and Mackenzie Bowell.

The stamps were designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz from photographs supplied by the Public Archives of Canada.

John Thompson

National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada

Mackenzie Bowell

National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada
The denomination of the issued stamp was 5 cents

First Day Covers

The London Assurance


Domestic Post Card Rate

St. John's Newfoundland to Lewisville, N.B., July 15, 1955
4 cents domestic post card rate

RMS "Nova Scotia", Furness Warren Line, Liverpool was built in 1947 and worked on the Liverpool - St. John's - Halifax - Boston run until 1962.

The sender of the post card writes that the ship docked at St. John's that morning, passing some icebergs in the night.

Domestic Forward Letter

Vancouver to Kelowna, December 8, 1954

US Surface Letter

Vancouver to Tampa, November 16, 1954
5 cents US surface letter rate

International Preferred Surface Letter

Medicine Hat to London, November 29, 1954
5 cents preferred surface letter rate to Great Britain

International Air Mail

Westbridge, B.C., to Porjus, Sweden, December 20, 1954
15 cents one-half ounce air mail rate to Europe