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UBIQUE!
16 Mar 2015
07:36:15pm
So: I came across these great newspapers from 1870's and noticed the cancellations in red. I've not been able to find out anything about them. Any suggestions/information?

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18 Mar 2015
03:35:11pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

It will help your search if you get the city name right. It's Saint John.

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18 Mar 2015
07:32:37pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

People often confuse St. John, New Brunswick, and St. John's, Newfoundland.

I have a friend who several years ago somehow got on the wrong plane in Washington, D.C. He and his wife were headed for St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They realized — rather too late! — that the aircraft was headed northeast rather than south-southeast. After an "unscheduled" stop in New Brunswick, they flew back to Washington and eventually got the right plane to the right St. John!

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, in case you don't know, was the location of the world's first transatlantic wireless transmission, received by Guglielmo Marconi at a receiver on Signal Hill. It was also the landfall for John Cabot's 1497 voyage of exploration under the sponsorship of King Henry VII, and Charles Lindbergh's last sight of North America on his 1927 New York - Paris solo flight.

This airmail stamp, issued in 1931, shows a Vickers Vimy biplane leaving St. John's, carrying the first Trans-Atlantic air mail and passing over a packet ship. The view is from Signal Hill.

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18 Mar 2015
08:02:35pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada


>>>>>>>>St. John, Newfoundland & Labrador,

It's St. John's Nfld.

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18 Mar 2015
08:57:02pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

Shibumi pointed out, correctly, that I managed to write "St. John, Newfoundland" twice! See, even I got confused! I've now corrected my post. This problem could be solved if the city councils of both St. John, New Brunswick and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, dropped the "St." so they could just be called "John".

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18 Mar 2015
10:04:58pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

It *is* confusing. And it is not at all helped by the fact that there is no consistency at all in the N.B. city's name. I have long insisted that the name is - and should be - Saint John - but I see again and again from all sources including local ones - St. John. I bet before postal codes there were never ending cases of mis-sent mail.

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09 May 2015
01:56:42pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

Ok; I live in the greater SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick area. The reason the "Saint" is spelled out is to reduce the confusion between this city and St. John's, Newfoundland. Unfortunately, our own people add to the muddle somewhat because one of the two major rivers flowing through the City to the Bay of Fundy is the St. John River after which the City was named. In olden times, the city's name was abbreviated, so you will see a "St. John" postmark on many early stamps and covers.

During Victorian times, it was one of the largest cities and seaports on the eastern seaboard, so a lot of early mail was processed through here. It is still the largest port in eastern Canada in terms of gross tonnage but the numbers are boosted by several bulk products, crude and refined petroleum, potash and wood products. Lots of cruise ships! We are the final destination for many of the oil trains coming from western Canada and North Dakota and the proposed Energy East Pipeline will end here.

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09 May 2015
03:11:12pm
re: Newspaper - The Religious Intelligencer - 1870's St Johns New Brunswick Canada

Bob - if that were the case, everyone would be going to the "John" wherever its ending destination may be Happy

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