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Catalog Number 2005.33.1
Object Name Envelope
Title Royal Visit 1939 Envelope
Date 06/06/1939
Year Range from 1939
Year Range to 1939
Description Envelope, opened/empty. Cream coloured paper with hand written inscription in black ink on the front upper left: "From The Royal Train / dining [can't make out next two words] / & the / Royal Visit to / Guelph, Ont. / "The Royal City" / June 6th 1939.". Below this inscription is another addressing the envelope to: "Mr. Thos. Malcolm, / Stollyrood, / Ont.". Bottom left corner is inscribed "R.R. No. 1.". There is a circular stamp in black ink on the upper left over top of some of the handwritten inscription. The stamp reads "ROYAL TRAIN" semicircle top, and "CANADA" semicircle bottom. "JUN 6 / 10 PM / 1939" is in the middle of the stamp. There is another black ink stamp to the right of the circular one, it is of the Royal Standard flying attached to a flag pole. There is a postage stamp partially covered by half of the Royal Standard stamp. The postage stamp has been partially detached, as there is a white section above the stamp that is perforated but not detached. This section has in red writing: "CANADIAN BANK NO". The bottom section of the stamp (the actual postage stamp itself) has a white perforated border. There are two oval-shaped portraits in black and white: George VI on the left and Queen Elizabeth on the right.. The rest of the stamp is red and white. At the top of the stamp is "CANADA" and below that "1939". Top left corner and top right corner have pattern with crown and "POSTAGE" vertically below it. Bottom right and left corner have white "3". Along bottom is "CENTS".
People Malcolm, Thomas
Search Terms Royal Visits
Subjects ROYALTY
SPECIAL EVENTS
Dimensions length: 13.4cm width:8.5cm