Newfoundland Royal Visit Cachets

 

In 1939 the King and Queen of English visited North America from May 17 through June 17. During that time they traveled to Canada, to the United States and to Newfoundland, which was then not yet part of Canada.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) paid a visit to Newfoundland on June 17, 1939 on their trip back to England. A 5c commemorative stamp was issued that day. Since the harbor at St. John's was not large enough for their ocean liner, the royal couple arrived at Holyrood and motored to St. John's.

Special cancels were used at St. John's and at Holyrood.

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby

Crosby

("First Day Cover" at bottom)

Crosby

("FIrst Day Cover" at bottom)

Crosby

"First Visit...."

(black pictures)

"First Visit...."

(black pictures)

"First Visit...."

(blue pictures)

"Visit...."

(blue pictures)

"Visit..."

(blue pictures)

see large cachets below also

Also exists with gold drawing

seen on both Newfoundland and Canada FDCs

seen on both Newfoundland and Canada FDCs

seen on both Newfoundland and Canada FDCs

on some examples the gold color is thermographed

Pioneer Stamp Co. Grand Falls, NFLD.

Pioneer Stamp Co. Grand Falls, NFLD.

seen on both Newfoundland and Canada FDCs

printed address to

Miss W. R. Smith

small cachet in lower right of envelope (enlarged)

on corner of #10 envelope


 

last update January 7, 2020