Friday, August 6, 2010

1956 Wildlife Series

4 cents Caribou
5 cents Mountain Goat

The fourth annual wildlife series set was issued by the Canada Post Office Department on April 12, 1956. The stamps were designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., of Toronto.

Essays : National Archives of Canada


Mountain Goat

First Day Covers

Samuel R. Balcom was the Liberal M.P. for the Halifax riding from 1950 to 1967

(Not in author's collection)


Local letter

Hamilton local letter, April 30, 1956
4 cents local letter rate

Quebec local letter, June 1-, 1956
Returned to sender: "Left without giving forwarding address"

Domestic Post Card

Spences Bridge to North Burnaby, July 14, 1956
4 cents domestic post card rate

Domestic Forward Letter

Vancouver to Kelowna, April 23, 1956
5 cents forward letter rate
Shortpaid 1 cent and taxed 2 cents
2 cent due cancelled Kelowna, General Delivery, April 24, 1956

US Surface Letter

London to Cnicago, May 15, 1956
5 cents US surface letter rate

Domestic Letter

Highgate to Toronto, June 2, 1956
5 cents forward letter rate + 20 cents registration fee

International Air Mail

Norman Wells to Skive, Denmark, June 4 1956
15 cents one-half ounce air mail rate to Europe

The Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) is a marine transportation company in the Canadian Arctic. It is a marine freight hauler on Arctic rivers such as the Mackenzie and the Hay. NTCL became a crown corporation in 1944. In 1985 it was purchased by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Nunasi Corporation, two native-owned corporations.

Vancouver to Windisch-Eschenbach, Germany, June 16, 1956
15 cents one-half ounce air mail rate + 20 cents registration fee