Friday, November 5, 2010

1965 Prince Edward Island

Although Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) hosted the Charlottetown Conference and participated in the Quebec City Conference in 1864, the island did attend the London Conference (1865). Fearing a loss of its autonomy, P.E.I. did not join Confederation with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada in 1867.
However, debts incurred in building an island railway, pressure from the British government and promises from the government of Canada, prompted P.E.I. to join Confederation in 1873, making it Canada's seventh province.

The Prince Edward Island floral emblem stamp was issued on July 21, 1965.

Prince Edward Island's floral emblem, the lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule), which was adopted in 1947, is a species of orchid. It takes its name from the shape of its petals, which form a pouch somewhat like a slipper. Bees tumble into the pouch and, in their efforts to scramble out, brush against the male and female flower parts, thus pollinating the flowers. The lady's slipper grows in shady and moist woodlands and blooms in late May and June.


National Archives of Canada

National Archives of Canada

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Announcement Cover

Rosecraft generic cachet used to mail Prince Edward Island floral stamp information go Portugal.


Overseas Mailers embellishment

Schering Corporation

Canada Bank Note Company


Military Mail

5 cents Forces Air Letter rate
St. Eustache to RCAF # 4 Wing c/o CAPO 5056 ( NATO forces Germany), October 18, 1965
#4 Wing was stationed in Baden-Soellingen

CFPO 107 (Baden-Soellingen) General Delivery receiver, October 22, 1965