Thursday, July 1, 2010

The United States Commemorates Canada's Centennial

The United States issued a 5 cent stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation. The stamp was first placed on sale at the United States Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, on May 25, 1967. This was the first time a United States first day cover had carried the cancellation from another nation.

Post Office Lobby Poster

Stamp Ceremony Program

Pavilion "Visa" and First Day of Issue Markings

Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic dome

I applied the cancellation myself. The handstamp was on an unattended table in the U.S. pavilion.

The US pavilion "Visa". Each pavilion had a visa which could be stamped on visitors' "passports" (week-long or seasonal tickets in the form of passports).

First Day Cover from the Postmaster General

National Day of the United States Jazz Festival Program

First Day Covers

Advertizing First Day Covers

Union Carbide (Marg cachet)


Stewart-Warner Corporation

University of Louisville Century Club (Prestige Reaction cachet)

Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc. (Artcraft cachet)

Return address printed on the back

Ayerst Laboratories (Artcraft cachet)

Return address printed on back

United Airlines (Artcraft cachet no return address)