4 Unused NONSUCH Sailboat - Vintage Canadian Postage Stamps
Year of Issue: 1968
Face Value: 5 cents
Inscription Corner Block (most are corner block)
4 stamps in total
This listing is for the four (4) NONSUCH Sailboat postage stamps pictured above.
This stamp has a hidden date in the bottom left corner. You can find it with your magnifying glass.
A perilous four month voyage into northern seas which has been credited with opening Canada's West through the fur trade is recalled by this Canada Post Office Commemorative stamp. Sailing from Gravesend, England, on the 3rd of June 1668, the tiny 43 ton 36 foot ketch Nonsuch "heaved to" on 29th of September in James Bay at the mouth of a waterway which the adventurers christened Rupert River. Their point of landing was to become the site of Charles Fort which, in turn, became Rupert's House. It was here that the newcomers from the old world met the primitive Cree Indians who displayed a significant lack of hostility. Obliged to winter in the unfamiliar harsh northern environment, their experience and discoveries were subsequently recorded in the words: "- they report the natives to be civil and say Beaver is Very Plenty". The Nonsuch and her crew, commanded by a New-Englander from Boston, Captain Zacharish Gillam, returned to London in October 1669 with a rich cargo fo prime furs; it was this success which led Prince Rupert and seventeen associates to obtain from Charles II their incorporation as The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay.
Use these vintage Canadian stamps in your journaling, scrapbooking, card making, craft or art projects.
They can also be used as current Canadian postage, adding a bit of novelty and fun to your letters, invitations or everyday mail.
A wonderful bit of ephemera to add to a well loved Traveler's Notebook journal.
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