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Canada/Covers & Postmarks :  trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

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2010ccg
10 Mar 2016
11:27:59am
I have a nice but modest collection of cancels from cork/blackout/squared circles/precancel/bar/circle /slogan...etc and want to arrange them in order of use or issue.Is there a website or a lead to assisting me? I don`t want to re invent the wheel ,I`m sure that there must be a chronological time line out there somewhere. lol Thanks Cheryl
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DavidG
APS member since 2004
10 Mar 2016
02:51:54pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) has a catalogue of Canadian Fancy Cancels.

Check their website at www.bnaps.org

David G

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2010ccg
10 Mar 2016
08:10:49pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

Yes I have used this web site as a guide but I am looking for additional info...I was hoping that a fellow collector might be able to add to the time line...I realize that there is a great deal of overlapping.....

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musicman
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10 Mar 2016
08:57:07pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

Slightly off topic, BUT -


they also have a 76 page booklet called, "Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials"
which I just discovered, thanks to you, David!

Just saved the PDF file;

I'll be printing that one out soon!




Thanks for the website address!


(Sorry for the 'hijack', Cheryl...!)



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2010ccg
10 Mar 2016
09:06:32pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

no problem...I did that same thing...lol

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malcolm197
22 Mar 2016
03:04:07am
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

Does Canadapost not have a "sample book" ? Royal Mail ( or whatever it is called this week)used to have examples of all it's handstamps centrally held in large ledgers. How easy it was ( or is ) to access this is not known to me.

Officialdom can be difficult, but is usually helpful to those who can prove genuine research. Perhaps a letter to said officialdom might help?

Malcolm

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2010ccg
22 Mar 2016
03:13:48pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

I
m not sure if there is a sample book or not.... I get very little help from Canada Post websiteSad

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simothecat
22 Mar 2016
10:49:02pm
re: trying to timeline my canada postmarks/cancels

Hi,

I think you are talking about proof strikes.

These were published as "Proof Strikes of Canada". Edited by J. Paul Hughes. Published by Robert A. Lee Philatelist.

As of 1992 there were at least 15 volumes. I don't know where they are available.

Jan

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