2019 Canada ๐Ÿ“ญ๐Ÿค ALBERT JACKSON - First Day Cover; FDC ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿค RARE Cover

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Stamp: One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from theย 2019 Canada Post BLACK HISTORY Issue

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2019 BLACK HISTORY - RARE ALBERT JACKSONย 

FIRST DAY COVER

This cover, image and cover description along with print numbers etcย never made it to Canada Post website as it was sold out before it was releasedย and was not available by order to the general public.ย 

If you have a stamp collector and you are wanting to buy them a gift they most likely do not have this cover or the Away in a Manger Canada Post first day cover as they sold out pre-release mostly in Toronto.


Cancellation Date: January 25, 2019
Cancellation Site: Toronto, ON


Celebrate Black History Month and honour the groundbreaking life of Albert Jackson, the man thought to be Canadaโ€™s first black letter carrier, with this booklet of 10 PermanentTMย domestic stamps.

The colourful stamp depicts Jackson in uniform, circa 1890, as he delivers mail along his route.

Born into slavery in the United States around 1857, Jackson was still a toddler when his mother and six of his siblings fled north to Canada. He was raised in Toronto, where he earned an appointment to the civil service, as a letter carrier, in May, 1882, rare for a black person at the time. Jacksonโ€™s white co-workers refused to train him when he first reported for work, and he was forced to take a lower position as a hall porter. Torontoโ€™s black community rallied on Jacksonโ€™s behalf. The issue soon came to the attention of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, whose intervention gave Jackson the job he deserved. On June 2, 1882, Jackson began training as a letter carrier. He worked at the post office for 36 years until his death in 1918.

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