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Canada/Covers & Postmarks : Crown Cancels

30 Nov 2019
I notice when collecting older postal cancellations that there are many different styles of Crown Cancels.
Usually the countries include Great Britain and its colonies.
Do any of our members collect these cancels?
I would like to know more about their use. (the time/year span and countries that used these cancels).
Did Canada , as a colony of Britain, also use these crown cancels?
Thanks for any help and info

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30 Nov 2019
re: Crown Cancels

This from Boggs (Sorry fat book won't lie very flat) The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada Image Not Found

There were also several handstamps used by the senate and legislature that included a crown component as well some registered marks and also a special frank used by the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the R.M.S. Megantic in WW I.

Newfoundland used a handstruck crowned circle type at the St. John's GPO from 1846-49. This stamp was made of brass and supplied by the GPO London. (Boggs, Postage Stamps and Postal History of Newfoundland)

If you have any helpful english friends there entire records that survive are in the royal mail archives, though some were lost in a fire

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