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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : G on Canadian stamp

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Pooh
02 Feb 2019
08:17:39pm
Image Not Found Can someone please tell me what the G on these stamps mean?? Thankyou

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02 Feb 2019
08:19:32pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

It stands for "Government". These are official stamps used by governmental agencies.

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Pooh
02 Feb 2019
08:32:21pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

Thankyou, but just so I can understand this better, what Government Agencies would use these stamps, also were these stamps used before the stamps with OHMS and also is there alot of these stamps. I think everyone know I'm not from Canada so it is good to ask Thankyou

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Pooh
02 Feb 2019
09:06:38pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

I have only just notice that some of the G on the stamps are different sizes like some are wider, thinner, alittle bit different, is there a reason for this Thankyou

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dell4c
03 Feb 2019
12:07:35pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

There are differences in the "G"s but the standard Scott's does not list them. I don't have a specialized catalog for them but here is my 2011 Scott's listing for them. |It also mentions but does not list the perfin O.H.M.S. stamps of which there are many.

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Bujutsu
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03 Feb 2019
12:21:45pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

Hi

The "G" overprints were used by various departments. The postage use was, for the most part, used by the federal government. There were also some provincial perforated government stamps as well. The federal "OHMS" perfins are listed in the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canada and Provinces.

Chimo

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michael78651
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03 Feb 2019
10:56:23pm
re: G on Canadian stamp

Bob, Scott lists three "G" type overprints in its Standard Catalog as shown in the image you posted.

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