Friday, August 6, 2010

1955 Prime Ministers Series

4 cents Richard Bennett
5 cents Charles Tupper

The fourth and final set in the Prime Ministers Series, issued on November 8, 1955, honoured Conservative Prime Ministers Richard "R.B." Bennett (4 cent) and Charles Tupper (5 cent).

First Day Covers

Schering pharmaceutical advertising first day cover

Dr. James Collip was the Dean of the University of Western Ontario Medical School. Dr. Collip played a significant role in the discovery of insulin working with Frederick Banting and Charles Best.


Domestic Forward Letter

Saskatoon to Ennismore, November 8, 1955
5 cents forward letter rate
Shortpaid 1 cent and taxed 2 cents

US Surface Post Card

The US surface post card rate was 4 cents.

Halifax to Wooster, Ohio, April 9 1956
4 cents US surface post card rate

Domestic Forward Letter (5 cent denomination)

Nestadt to Kitchener, November 24, 1955
H. and O.S. R.P.O. ( Hanover and Owen Sound Railway Post Office) cancellation
5 cents domestic forward letter rate

Niagara Falls to Toronto, December 9, 1955
5 cents domestic forward letter rate + 10 cents special delivery fee

Woodstock to Norwich, November 8, 1855 (first day of issue)
5 cents forward letter rate + 20 cent registration fee

US Surface Letter

Cardston to Great Falls, Montana, March 12, 1956
5 cents US surface letter rate