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POSTAL STATIONERY NOTES

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                            POSTAL STATIONERY NOTES

         Volume 5, No. 3                                                                             J u l y 1986


                             STUDY GROUP MEETING SCHEDULED FOR BNAPEX'86

     The P o s t a l S t a t i o n e r y S t u d y Group m e e t i n g a t BNAPEX'86 i s s c h e d u l e d f o r
     S a t u r d a y , A u g u s t 3 0 t h a t 1 1 : O O a.m. a t t h e D e a r b o r n I n n , D e a r b o r n
     Michigan. A t t h e meeting t h e r e w i l l be a b r i e f r e v i e w of c u r r e n t Study
     Group p r o j e c t s .      B i l l Walton w i l l t h e n p r e s e n t an extended summary o f t h e
     r e s u l t s t o d a t e o f t h e E a r l i e s t Reported Postmark (ERP) s t u d y he h a s been
     coordinating.            ~ i s c u s s i o > i s expected t o c e n t r e on i t e m s f o r which b e t t e r
     ERPs a r e most needed.


                 SCOTT SPECIALIZED CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN STAMPS, 1987 EDITION
                          A REVIEW OF THE POSTAL STATIONERY SECTION

     The s t a t i o n e r y s e c t i o n i n p r e v i o u s e d i t i o n s of t h e "Scott S p e c i a l i z e d " h a s
     been c r i t i c i z e d e x t e n s i v e l y by members o f t h e Study Group. One i n d i v i d u a l
r'   e v e n s u g g e s t e d a c o n t e s t t o s e e who c o u l d f i n d t h e m o s t e r r o r s .
     T h e r e f o r e , when J i m Webb w r o t e and announced he had been asked by U n i t r a d e                          .
     t o r e w r i t e t h a t s e c t i o n , many o f u s a w a i t e d t h e a r r i v a l o f t h e n e x t
     e d i t i o n of t h e "Scott" w i t h g r e a t a n t i c i p a t i o n .

     The r e v i s i o n h a s now a p p e a r e d i n t h e 1 9 8 7 e d i t i o n a n d i s m a i n l y
     s u c c e s s f u l . i t i s w e l l l a i d o u t and e a s y t o r e a d . A s m i g h t be e x p e c t e d
     t h e new l i s t i n g b e a r s a f a i r r e s e m b l a n c e t o t h a t i n J i m Webb's own
     c a t a l o g u e , however, t h i s i s d e s i g n e d t o be l e s s of a s p e c i a l i s t ' s l i s t i n g
     t h a n "Webb's".          The m a s s i v e c o n f u s i o n i n t h e e a r l i e r e d i t i o n s o f t h e
     "Scott" h a s been removed.               T h i s i s now a c a t a l o g u e t h a t can be used.           The
     c a t a l o g u e numbers a r e n o t i d e n t i c a l t o t h o s e i n "Webb's", b u t m e r c i f u l l y
     t h e numbering system used f o r t h e p o s t a l c a r d t y p e s i s t h e same.

     I n h i s own c a t a l o g u e J i m Webb l i s t e d t h e r e g u l a r l y i s s u e d e n v e l o p e s
     s e p a r a t e l y f r o m t h e s p e c i a l o r d e r e n v e l o p e s , b u t d i d n o t make t h e s a m e
     l o g i c a l d i v i s i o n w i t h t h e p o s t a l cards.            I n t h e "Scott" catalogue t h e
     s p e c i a l o r d e r p o s t a l c a r d i t e m s ( o r most o f them) have been pruned.                     The
     l i s t i n g s o f t h e V i c t o r i a n e n v e l o p e s o f t h e F i r s t Dominion I s s u e w i t h 24mm
     and 27mm s e p a r a t i o n o f t h e batonne l i n e s have c o r r e c t l y been amalgamated.
     However, i t i s u n f o r t u n a t e t h a t , i n t h e a t t e m p t t o s i m p l i f y t h e s t a t i o n e r y
     s e c t i o n , no e f f o r t was made t o e l i m i n a t e many o f t h e t r i v i a l p r i n t i n g f l a w

     *    Postal Stationery Notes is the newsletter o f the BNAPS Postal Stationery Study G r o q ,                       *
     *    and is e d i t e d by Robert Lernire.  A l l i n f o r m a t i o n f o r t h e n e w s l e t t e r , and        *
I
-
     *    correspondence abwt the study group, should be addressed t o Robert Lemire, &Ix 549,                            *
     *    Pinawa, MB, Cenada ROE 1LO.                                                                                     *
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" v a r i e t i e s " (e.g., " h o l e i n t h e head" v a r i e t y (U65c), " l e f t w a l l b f h o u s e
open" (U89d,e), " l o o p on end o f s t r e a m e r " (UX14c)).

Some i t e m s r e p o r t e d s i n c e t h e 1984 Webb C a t a l o g u e a p p e a r e d a r e l i s t e d ,
o t h e r s a r e n o t . P r i c e s a r e g e n e r a l l y t h e same a s i n t h e 1984 Webb
Catalogue b u t t h e r e a r e a few minor i n c r e a s e s .

It i s d i f f i c u l t t o p u t t o g e t h e r a c a t a l o g u e , and r e l a t i v e l y e a s y t o s i t a t
a n e d i t o r ' s d e s k and c r i t i c i z e . I have no i d e a o f t h e c o n s t r a i n t s l a i d
down by U n i t r a d e , and f u r t h e r m o r e , t h e e n t i r e s t a t i o n e r y s e c t i o n must be
regarded a s a f i r s t a t t e m p t .           N e v e r t h e l e s s t h e r e a r e some problems t h a t
should be a d d r e s s e d i n l a t e r e d i t i o n s :

    There a r e s e v e r a l i n c o n s i s t e n c i e s i n t h e p o s t a l c a r d and p o s t band
    l i s t i n g s . UY91 i s a p r i v a t e o r d e r c a r d and s h o u l d n o t h a v e b e e n
    l i s t e d . S i m i l a r l y i n t h e p o s t b a n d s a n d w r a p p e r s PB30b a n d PB35
    a r e p r i v a t e o r d e r i t e m s , b u t o t h e r p r i v a t e o r d e r bands have n o t
    b e e n included.

    The p r i v a t e l y p e r f o r a t e d and r o u l e t t e d c a r d s a r e ( p r o p e r l y ) n o t
    l i s t e d u n t i l t h e S c r o l l Issue. Suddenly an i n c o n s i s t e n c y a r i s e s a s
    we b e g i n t o f i n d t h e r o u l e t t e d h a r d - s t o c k c a r d s . (UX40a, UX48a etc.)
    l i s t e d a l o n g w i t h t h e r e g u l a r l y i s s u e d (and p r o p e r l y l i s t e d ) mimeo
    r o u l e t t e d cards.          The o n l y r o u l e t t e d h a r d - s t o c k c a r d s t h a t need be
    r e p o r t e d i n a s i m p l i f i e d l i s t a r e UXllOa, UXllZa, UX113a a n d
    UX11.5a. T h e s e w e r e a v a i l a b l e r o u l e t t e d a s r e g u l a r P o s t O f f i c e
    stock. UX108a should n o t be noted a s r o u l e t t e d                         -     t h i s card e x i s t s
    a s a r e g u l a r l y i s s u e d , u n r o u l e t t e d c a r d ( t h e r e i s , however, a
    p r i v a t e l y r o u l e t t e d c a r d t h a t would correspond t o t h e l i s t i n g ) .

    P r e c a n c e l l e d i t e m s a r e l i s t e d i f t h e c a r d o r wrapper was r e g u l a r l y
    issued, r e g a r d l e s s i f t h e p r e c a n c e l i s a "standard" precancel
    ( a p p l i e d i n b u l k by t h e p r i n t e r f o r g e n e r a l s a l e a t m a j o r p o s t
    o f f i c e s ) o r a p r i v a t e p r e c a n c e l ( a p p l i e d by o r f o r t h e p a r t i c u l a r
    u s e r ) . I n t h i s s i m p l i f i e d l i s t i n g i t would seem more l o g i c a l t o
    n o t e only t h o s e i t e m s b e a r i n g t h e "standard" precancels ( w i t h
    examples), and p r o v i d e a f o o t n o t e t h a t , p r i v a t e l y p r e c a n c e l l e d i t e m s
    exist   .
    There a r e no f i g u r e s o r d e f i n i t i o n s f o r t h e d i f f e r e n t surcharge
    t y p e s u s e d on U12, U13, U14, o r UX72, UY73, UX81 a n d UX82.

    The n o t e on p a g e 213 i s i n c o r r e c t . The c o l o u r o f t h e mimeo s t o c k
    c a r d s d i d n o t c h a n g e s i g n i f i c a n t l y i n 1964. The c o l o u r o f t h e
    r e g u l a r i s s u e c a r d s changed from b u f f t o w h i t e a t t h a t time.

    The u s e o f d i e s A and B f o r t h e A d m i r a l I s s u e p o s t a l b a n d s a n d
    wrappers i s misleading.                The d i e t y p e s should correspond t o t h o s e
    u s e d on t h e p o s t a l c a r d s . The ( d i f f e r e n t ) l i s t i n g o f t h e s e d i e
    t y p e s f o r t h e b a n d s and w r a p p e r s i n Webb's C a t a l o g u e i s a l s o
    incorrect.
    The s i z e s o f e n v e l o p e s U17 t h r o u g h U24a a r e n o t i n d i c a t e d , and I
    would h a t e t o be faced w i t h s e p a r a t i n g U20 from U27 on t h e b a s i s o f
    t h e d e s c r i p t i o n s g i v e n f o r '!Die 1" and "Die 3".

    Webb 4a and W16a,c ( S c o t t U4a, W22) have been a c c i d e n t l y o m i t t e d .

    A s i m p l i f i e d l i s t i n g such a s t h a t i n t h e "Scott S p e c i a l i z e d " should
    probably n o t g i v e d e t a i l s on s p e c i a l o r d e r items. However i t would
    save c o n f u s i o n i f t h e r e were a s i n g l e f o o t n o t e s t a t i n g : ( a ) s p e c i a l
    o r d e r i t e m s e x i s t , (b) t h e s e may d i f f e r from r e g u l a r i s s u e i t e m s i n
    s i z e , f o r m a t , d i e , paper o r k n i f e .

    A l l Newfoundland s t a t i o n e r y and Canadian l e t t e r c a r d s , aerogrammes
    and l e t t e r s h e e t s have been o m i t t e d .

There a r e a l s o a few problems                     t h a t h a v e c a r r i e d o v e r f r o m Webb's
Catalogue.

    The stamp i m p r e s s i o n s on t h e C e n t e n n i a l I s s u e p r e c a n c e l l e d 6~ i t e m s
    area-a d i f f e r e n t s i z e f r o m t h e 6~ ( b l a c k ) i t e m s i s s u e d f o r f i r s t
    c l a s s use. D i f f e r e n t major c a t a l o g u e numbers should be assigned.

    Two s h a d e s s h o u l d n o t b e l i s t e d i f i n t e r m e d i a t e s h a d e s e x i s t .
    Thus, U28b, U52 and U58 (among o t h e r s ) could be dropped.

On b a l a n c e w h a t we h a v e i s a v a s t l y i m p r o v e d s t a t i o n e r y s e c t i o n i n t h e
" S c o t t S p e c i a l i z e d " , a s e c t i o n t h a t now n e e d s a l a r g e number o f f a i r l y
minor a d d i t i o n s and improvements.
                                                                   Robert Lemire


                    CNR CARDS AND CNR CARD ERPS                   -    THE BLACK VIEWS

Although some of t h e b l a c k v i e w s have been known f o r many decades, i t was
n o t u n t i l t h e second e d i t i o n o f t h e Higgins and Gage c a t a l o g u e t h a t t h e s e
cards were f i r s t s e p a r a t e l y l i s t e d o r described               . They a l s o h a v e b e e n
f o o t n o t e d i n t h e Webb Catalogue from t h e second e d i t i o n onward.                   Most of
t h e views a r e d i f f e r e n t from any of t h e g r e e n views.                I t i s probable t h e
c a r d s were p r i n t e d on s i n g l e (1-on) c a r d s t o c k r a t h e r than t h e s h e e t s t o c k
u s e d f o r m o s t o f t h e o t h e r R a i l w a y View Cards.                Although t h e r e a r e
e x c e p t i o n s t h e s e c a r d s show m a i n l y w e s t e r n C a n a d i a n s c e n e s and w e r e
p r i m a r i l y used i n w e s t e r n Canada.

The l i s t below i s based on c o p i e s i n s e v e r a l o f t h e l a r g e s t c o l l e c t i o n s ,
and r e p r e s e n t s many decades o f s e a r c h i n g on t h e p a r t of t h e s e c o l l e c t o r s .
I t i s q u i t e p o s s i b l e more b l a c k v i e w s r e m a i n u n r e p o r t e d i n o t h e r
collections.           I n l i s t i n g s , c a r d s i n b l a c k may n o t have been d i s t i n g u i s h e d
f r o m t h o s e i n g r e e n w i t h s i m i l a r v i e w s . I t i s known t h a t t h e c a r d s i n
column "A" a r e t i t l e d somewhat d i f f e r e n t l y from l a t e r c a r d s w i t h t h e same
v i e w s . I n t h e c h a r t o n t h e n e x t p a g e , c a r d s unknown t o me a r e n o t e d by
11 ---     11. a 11 ? 11 i n d i c a t e s n o d a t e d copy o f a c a r d h a s b e e n r e p o r t e d .
Would members h a v i n g any o f t h e b l a c k v i e w s ( l i s t e d o r u n l i s t e d ) p l e a s e
f o r w a r d p h o t o c o p i e s t o m e o r t o t h e e d i t o r o f P o s t a l S t a t i o n e r y Notes.
The photocopies w i l l a l l o w comparison of t h e s e r a r e cards.
               CPR-A-    CPR-B-      CPR-D-      CPR-E-        CPR-F-   CPR-G-

                 ?         ?          ---         ---           ---         ---
                        Nov. 18,      ---          ?            ---
                          1930

             July 18,      ?          ---       Jan. 9,         ---
               1928                              1932
                 ?         ?          ---       June 17,         ?
                                                1931 (1)
                          ---       Jan. 22,      ---           ---
                                      1931

                        Feb. 5,       ---         ---           ---
                         1929

                                                                        Nov. 23,
                                                                          1932



   manuscript date
('1)
                                       Bill Walton


                                  ERP UPDATES

Only a sparse collection of updates in this issue.           Thanks to Pierre Gauthier
and Robert Lemire for some of the dates.

P41a Dec. 15, 1930         P77 June 9, 1943                   ENla Nov. 7, 1865
EN8d ~ p r .12, 1893       EN8m Sept. 26, 1894                EN13d Nov. 5, 1929
EN15e Nov. 2, 1899         A44-55 Mar. 14, 1974               LS15-26 Nov. 19, 1974

                                            Bill Walton


         A NEW LISTING OF CANADIAN AEROGRAMMES          -   A FIRST DRAFT

Several members have mentioned that the listing of aerogrammes in the Webb
Catalogue could use considerable revision (see also PSN Vol. 1, pg. 2, 6,
     7 . Now Horace Harrison has submitted a list to be printed in PSN
and 1 )
"for criticism". After comments have been received and corrections have
been .made Horace plans to submit the listing as a section for the
"Canadian Stamp Handbooks" series published by Uni trade. Suggestions
concerning the list should be sent directly to H. W. Harrison, 122
Charlesbrook Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212, USA...

note: prices that are underlined indicate infrequent sales and/or lack of
                                                                                         -
pricing information.
           TYPE              DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                                  M        U   WEBB i!

     AEROGRAMMES OF WWII
     1944, Nov. 22   B r i t i s h Armed Forces Ar Letter CFQ 11-40/P&S/1448
                                                 i
     lXUCl E l  free, issued t o Canadian Forces i n I t a l y                     $    ----    $ 250.00   NL
     UCl   UC1 free, Christmas Issue/1944 issued t o Canadian Forces
                i northern Europe
                 n                           -     4 address l i n e s              1000.00       150.00   A2
               (a)                                 3 address l i n e s              1000.00       100.00   A3
               (b) with stanps o f Great B r i t a i n added                                       ----    NL

     1944, Dec. 16: date authorized by Canadian Pm;
     UC2 UC2 free, issued to, Enpire Forces i n Cenada

     1945
     U3
      C   U 3 free,
           C             issued f o r use o f POW,
                                               .. . next o f k i n                     - - NL
                                                                                       100.00 100.00
                                              ,
                                (Force I C I Hong Kmg Garrison)

     KING GEORGE VI TYPES
     W a t e r m a r k e d * in script "Rolland/Croyden/Air M a i l Canada".  Printed by
     three firms: L e c o m p t o i r National o i Montreal; G l o b e Envelopes Ltd. o>
     Toronto; and Barber-Ellis Co. of Brantford, Ont. designated LCN, GEL, and
     BEC, respectively.

     1947 Augwt 27: LCN: bottom o f sheet w i t h rounded corners: knife 1
               &
     UC4 UC4 1 blue, rotary press, 2% high stamp                                         7.00      25-00 A4b
r'    C
     U5   U 4 l blue, f l a t plate, 24 l/h
           C    &                                high stanp                             ----       ----    A4b

     1947 Augwt 17: LCN: bottan o f sheet with square corners: k n i f e 2
     U6
      C        &
          U 4 1 blue, rotary press, 2% high stenp
           C                                                                           - -
                                                                                       50.00 100.00        A4
               &
     UC7 UC4 1 b l k , f l a t press, 24 1/2mn high stamp                               ----       ----    A4

     1947 September 1 GEL: g r i l l e d gun: k n i f e 3
                       :
      C
     U8   UC5 1 blue
                &
              (a) " E O D FOLD HER"
                   SC N
              (b) d i e c u t t i n g inverted
              (c) smooth gwn

                    :
     1947 October 1 GEL: g r i l l e d gun: k n i f e 3
     UC9 UC5 1 carmine
                %
              (a) d i e c u t t i n g inverted

     1948 M r i l 6: LCN: Bax a t l e f t 47rwn wide: k n i f e 4
                   &
     UClO UC5 l blue, rotary press, 2% high stamp
                  &
     UCll UC5 1 blue, f l a t press, 24 l / 2 mm high

     1948           LCN: box a t l e f t 45mn wide: k n i f e 4
     UC12 UC5 1 blue, rotary press, 2% high stanp
                 &                                                                       3.00      10.00   A8
               (a) double p r i n t o f stanp and address l i n e s                    100.00              NL
               (b) p r i n t e d on both sides                                         150.00              A*
     UCl3 .UC5 1 blue, f l a t plate, 24 11'2 mn high stamp
                 &                                                                       6.00      ----    A8
     .........................................................................................
P    * Some sheets are found without any portion of this watermark. These are
       purely cutting varieties and do not represent a different paper stock.
       Value is about double that for watermarked varieties.
              knife 1 & knife 2                                  knife 3



                                       CANADA
                                        AIR LETTER
                                         PAI AVION




                                       CANADA
                                         PAR AVlON

          knife 4                      UC16, UCl7                            knife 5


 #   TYPE           DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                               M         U WEBB f
1949 February: GEL: box at left 4% wide: knife 5 metal plates
                                                :
UC14 UC5 1& blue                                                             6.00    8.00     A9
UC15 UC5 1% carmine, blue inscriptions (1948-05-28)                          6.00   6.0
                                                                                     00       AlO
                                              -
         (a) no inscriptions, address lines stanp only                     150.00             AlOb

1949 August: BEC: "AIR LETTERvv   and lPR AVIONvl
                                       'A         almost the serne length
UCl6 UC5 1& blue                                                         8.00       12.00     All
          (a) left side of st-   inpression very defective              15.00          ----   Allb
      '   (b) right third of stanp missing                             200.00                  NL
          (c) gummd on both sides of both flaps                        100.00                  NL
UC17 UC5 1% carmine, blue inscriptions                                  12.00       6.0
                                                                                     00       A22

1950 August 18:                    -                         -
                   LCN: new design eeraplane over village rotary       press:
               ,          :
                   knife 4 metal and rubber plates
UCl8 UC6 1& blue, straight line between plane end ground
                                                (1950-08-18)                 7.00   15.00     A13
         (a) die cutting inverted                                          100.00
         (b) stanp inverted                                                100.00             Al7e
         (c) s t e w shifted to the left covering the emblem               100.00      ----   Al7d
UC19 UC6 1% carmine, straight line between plane end g r d
                                                  (1950-12-28)              15.00   25.00     A14
         (a) die cutting inverted                                          100.00              NL
         (b) st-     inverted                                              150.00             Al8d
      1
      4 TYPE                  DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                                         M         U      WEBB

         U6
     UC~S C       ( c ) stamp shifted t o the l e f t covering the emblem                       75.00               A 18c
                  ( d ) 1 blue, stanp inverted
                         %                                                                     150.00                NL
                  (e) 1% blue, stanp shifted to the l e f t covering the
                                                                    emblem                     150.00                NL

                &
     UC20 ,UC6 l blue, wavy l i n e between plane and ground                                     4.00     15.00     A15
              (a) P-te-y,                                                                       50.00     75.00     A15b
                %
     UC21 U 6 1 carmine, wavy l i n e between plane and ground
           C                                                                                     8.00     25.00     A16
              (a) with carmine inscriptions                                                    500.00                NL
              (b) 1 blue, carmine inscriptions
                   %                                                                           750.00                NL


     NOTE: T h i s i s s u e i s by f a r t h e most complex o f a l l Canadian Aerogrammes.
     A t l e a s t t h r e e d i f f e r e n t s i z e b o r d e r s a r e known, two d i f f e r e n t type s i z e s
     f o r t h e word "Canada" (2mm and 2 1/2mm), two d i f f e r e n t t y p e s i z e s f o r t h e
     o t h e r i n s c r i p t i o n l e t t e r i n g (lmm a n d 1 1/4mm) a n d t h e s i z e o f t h e s t a m p
     i m p r e s s i o n v a r i e s from 33mm i n w i d t h t o 36mm. S i n c e t h e i n s c r i p t i o n p l a t e
     contained a t l e a s t eight subjects, it i s l i k e l y t h a t t h a t the type s i z e
     v a r i e d w i t h i n t h a t p l a t e , s o t h a t no c o r r e l a t i o n e x i s t s between stamp,
     i n s c r i p t i o n and b o r d e r s i z e s .    The u s e o f both m e t a l and r u b b e r p l a t e s i s
     a further complication since i t is neat t o impossible, i f not t o t a l l y so,
     t o d i s t i n g u i s h b e t w e e n them.            The w e a r o f t h e p l a t e c a u s e d n u m e r o u s
     f o r t u i t o u s changes i n t h e appearance of t h e components o f t h e "Postes
     Canada Post" crown and wings emblem, h a r d l y worthy of n o t i c e compared t o
r'   the ather complexities.                        " P o s t a g e / P o s t e s " i n t h e r i v e r o c c u r s i n two
     sizes, also.

     1952                                        L
            Mrnerel "52" added i n UR corner of U i n s c r i p t i o n panel i n two sizes.
     UC22   U 6 1 blue, nuneral "52" 1 1/4mn high
             C   &                                                                       7.00            10.00      A19
     UC23                                      4 n
            U 6 1 carmine, nuneral "52" 1 Vm high
             C    %                                                                      7.00            20.00      A20
     UC24   U 6 1 blue, nuneral "52" 1 3 / h high
             C    &                                                                     20.00            25.00      A19b
     UC25    C
            U 6 1% carmine, nunere1 1152" 1 3/4mn high                                  12.00            25.00      A2Cb

            new p r i n t e r : Canadian Bank Note Co. L t d . , Ottawa                    -   offset
     1953 August 1 : new design
                  1                    - four engine transport
                                                          over globe quadrant: k n i f e 4:
                                    watermarked as before: w A E R O G R M v l at upper l e f t
     LC26 U 7 I blue
           C     &                                                                    1.50      4.00               . A21
              (a) f l a w connecting "Aw o f wWSTAGEw and "EW o f wWSTES1l           25.a)                 ----      NL

     1955: uAEROGRAI.MEw a t lower l e f t , "FIRST FOLD HEREff l e f t o f center l i n e
                 &
     UC27 U 7 1 blue
            C                                                                              6.00            7.50     A22

     1956: "FIRST FOLD HEREw r i g h t o f center l i n e
                 &
     UC28 U 7 1 blue
            C

     unwatermrked paper
                &
     UC29 U 7 1 blue
            C

     border desim reduced: address l i n e s dotted
r'          C
     UC30 U 7 1 blue
                 &
 /   TYPE               DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                                      M      U      WEBB #



NOTE:     Numbers UC30 t h r o u g h UC35 w e r e e a c h p r i n t e d i n r e d , b l a c k and
          s h a d e s o f g r a y on v a r i o u s shades and t y p e s o f unwatermarked b l u i s h
          p a p e r , encompassing many p r i n t i n g v a r i e t i e s of minor s i g n i f i c a n c e .


1960 July 4: new design      - CL-44 cargo plane over             u-ider 9 U N A D A w a t wer right:
                                                              '*l&"
                            umatermarked: knife 4
p l m e 31-, f w r dotted address l i n e s
UC31 U 8 1& red, gray md black
         C                                                                              3.50    5.00    A25

p l m e 28mn, f i v e dotted address l i n e s
UC32 U 8 l&red, gray md black
         C

new knife, 6 ( w e r right corner 90°) : p l m e 28mn: 5 dotted address l i n e s
            &
UC33 U 8 1 red, gray md black
       C                                                                       4.00             7.00    A26




                                                            'I!    3     -



                       knife 6                                     knife 6 inverted . (614)


1966 November 2: new design       - s t y l i z e d plane and maple l e a f ,
                                                               EXPO and Dominion Centemial
                                emblem m t h e back of the folded aerogramne: knife 6 but
                                reversed md inverted: return address l i n e s 52mn long
UC34 U 9 l& red, gray and black
      C                                                                     2.50     5.00 A27
         (a) no dotted l i n e a t "FIRST FOLD HERE"                      45.00           A27a ----
emblem removed from the back: return address l i n e s 52mn long
UC35 UC9 1Qz red, gray md black                                                        3.00    6.00     A28

as UC35 but address l i n e s 67mn long
            &
UC36 U 9 1 red, gray md black
       C
            ( a ) bluish-green    peper
 #    TYPE                 DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                                        M       U     WEBB #

printed by British American Bank Note Company
1971: new design       -
                       goose i n f l i g h t , na p r i n t i n g on center panel: k n i f e 7
UC37 U C l O 1%blue and red                                                                   3.00
             ( a ) blue gum                                                                   3.50

p a t t e r n printed on t h e center panel: f l a p corners cut s t r a i g h t
UC38 UClO 1%blue and red                                                                     3.00
                 ( a ) Tanada 1511 and d d r e s s l i n e s missing                         ----
                 (b) new knife, open corners                                                 5.00

printed by Ashton-Potter
1972: k n i f e 8 rounded c o m e r f l a p s
                  :
UC39 UClO 1%blue and red
               ( a ) two d o t s added t o t h e opening i n s t r u c t i o n s
               (b) ae ( a ) but with tagging bar added




                 knife 7                                     knife 8                             knife 9
        TYPE            DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                          M       U      WEBB

1973: new formet     - goose on the beck of the folded eerogremrme, "Cenada 15" on flap:
                         knife 9
UC40 UCll       1% blue end red, tagged a t l e f t of value                1.50    4.00    A31
               ( a ) tagged a t right of value                              1.50    2.00    A3.h

       MSO R M E
1973: W E T G A M S inscribed lfPOSTE1l
lC41 UCl2 & multicolored                                            1.00    2.00            LS3
 -  C2
   U5          Newfwndland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia           each                  -14
               New &unwick, Quebec, Ontario, Mmitoba, Saskatchewan,
               Alberta, Elritish Coluhia, North West Territories,
               Yckon Territory

       E O R ME
1973: A R G A I S inscribed wWSTEff
 C3
U 5 UCl2 1 % multicolored                                              1.00     2.00         3
                                                                                            A2
 -  C4
   U6           Newfowdland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia              each              -43
                 e
                Nw Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Menitoba, Saskatchewan,
                Alberta, British Coluhia, North Ws Territories,
                                                  et
                Yckm Territory

1974: DOESTOGRMS inscribed llWSTESvl
U 6 UCl2 & multicolored
 C5                                                                1.00     2.00            LS15
 -  C6
   U7        Newfwndlend, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia             each                  -26
              e
             Nw Bnnswick, Quebec, Ontario, Menitoba, Saskatchewan,
             Alberta, British Coluhia, Northwest Territories,
             Yckon Territory

1974: AEROGRMS inscribed tYOSTEStt
 C7
U 7 UCl2 1% multicolored                                                1.00    2.00        LS44
 -  C8
   U8        NewFdland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia                   each              -55
              e
             Nw Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, M i t o b e , Saskatchewan,
             Alberta, British C o l d i a , Northwest Territories,
             Yckm Territory

1976:
U 8 ~ C i l 2 Q blue end red
 C9

1976: new pictorial design: knife 10
 C0
U 9 UCl3 2% prairie skies

1977:
UC91 Of33 2% sumner skies
                       -   --
1978: pic;torial designa : knife 11
UC91 UCl3 3W northern skies
 C2
U 9 UCl3 3W Quebec skies
            (a) blue missing
1979:
UC93' U 1 3% Atlantic skies
       C3

1982:
UC94 UCl3 6W Pacific skies
                       knife 10                           knife 11                    k n i f e 12 inverted (12A)



      #    TYPE               DENOMINATION & DESCRIPTION                                         M         U   WB #
                                                                                                                EB
                                                               .   .
                                                               '
     1983: transportation design, Fairchild FC-2
     UC95 UC14 64+z! l i g h t blue, dark blue end red                                           1.30      2.60   A63

     1984: new format and knife, k n i f e 12
     UC96 UC14 6&! l i g h t blue, dark blue end red

r'   1985: Stearman 4EM: k n i f e 12 but reversed and inverted
     UC97 UC14 6& yellow, red end gray



                   AUTHORIZATION FOR POSTAGE FREE ARMED FORCES A I R LETTERS
                                   (Webb A l . H a r r i s o n UC29)

     From t h e P o s t O f f i c e Weekly B u l l e t i n , Vol. XXIV, Dec. 16, 1944:
        " P o s t a g e f r e e Armed F o r c e s A i r L e t t e r s .    -    Members o f t h e R o y a l Navy,
        B r i t i s h Army, R o y a l A i r F o r c e a n d B r i t i s h M e r c h a n t Navy s t a t i o n e d i n
        Canada w i l l be p e r m i t t e d t o m a i l f r e e o f p o s t a g e f i v e Armed Forces A i r
        L e t t e r s f o r d e l i v e r y o v e r s e a s d u r i n g t h e coming h o l i d a y season.

          R e g u l a r Armed F o r c e s A i r L e t t e r f o r m s o v e r p r i n t e d " C h r i s t m a s I s , s u e
          1944"    -    P o s t a g e Free" ( i n r e d ) w i l l be used.

          T h e s e p o s t a g e f r e e Armed F o r c e s A i r L e t t e r s a r e t o b e a c c e p t e d f o r
          m a i l i n g w i t h o u t prepayment o f p o s t a g e t o a l l o v e r s e a s d e s t i n a t i o n s when
          a d d r e s s e d t o a member o f t h e Armed Forces, and t o p l a c e s i n t h e B r i t i s h
          E m p i r e when a d d r e s s e d t o a c i v i l i a n , and a r e t o b e g i v e n t h e same
          onward d e s p a t c h a s accorded f u l l y p r e p a i d A i r L e t t e r s

          P o s t a g e f r e e Armed F o r c e s A i r L e t t e r s m u s t b e p o s t e d b e f o r e t h e 3 1 s t
          December, 1 9 4 4 , and s h o u l d n o t b e a c c e p t e d f o r m a i l i n g a f t e r t h a t
          date."
                                                                 Horace H a r r i s o n
            W B P91 WITH TYPE 7 HEADING
             EB                                              -   GREYHOUND PACKAGE EXPRESS

Recently Horace H a r r i s o n mentioned t o me t h a t t h e r e i s something unusual
a b o u t a c a r d . i n h i s c o l l e c t i o n used by Greyhound Package Express.                    I have
a s i m i l a r copy.       Normally t h e 2~ c a r d of t h e Second Karsh I s s u e (P91) does
n o t h a v e a h e a d i n g . T h i s c a r d h a s t h e e x a c t (Webb Type 7 ) h e a d i n g u s e d
f o r t h e m e s s a g e h a l f o f t h e r e p l y c a r d (P92). The p r i n t i n g i s i n t h e
c o l o u r of t h e stamp impression.                 Now t h i s c o u l d be h a l f of a r e p l y c a r d ;
however, t h e t e x t o f t h e message g i v e s no s u g g e s t i o n t h i s might be t h e
c a s e , n o r does t h e c a r d show any obvious s i g n s o f s e p a r a t i o n from a r e p l y
h a l f . I f t h e c a r d w a s made t o p r i v a t e o r d e r a s p e c i a l p l a t e w o u l d h a v e
been r e q u i r e d b e c a u s e t h e "message h a l f " p l a t e f o r t h e r e p l y c a r d would
o n l y p r i n t h e a d i n g s on h a l f o f t h e c a r d s t o c k ( s e e F i g u r e b e l o w ) .   The
r e a l q u e s t i o n i s why a n y f i r m w o u l d g o t o t h e t r o u b l e a n d e x p e n s e o f
h a v i n g such c a r d s prepared.              Does anyone have any f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n o r
t h o u g h t s on t h e p r i n t i n g o r u s e o f t h e s e . c a r d s ?




                                                                      Sketch o f a s e c t i o n o f
                                                                      a printing plate for
                                                                      r e p l y - c a r d message p o r t i o n s .
                                                                      Dotted l i n e s s e p a r a t e t h e
                                                                      p o r t i o n s of t h e p l a t e f o r
                                                                      p r i n t i n g t h e f r o n t of t h e
                                                                      message c a r d and t h e ( b l a n k )
                                                                      back o f t h e r e p l y c a r d .


                                                                                 B i l l Walton


                                    O MNS      EB
                                   C M E T ON W B P-E4 AND P-E5

Horace H a r r i s o n h a s s e n t a l o n g some t h o u g h t s c o n c e r n i n g t h e proof p o s t a l
c a r d s ' l i s t e d i n Webb's Catalogue a s P-E4, 4a, 4b and P-E5.                      The d e s i g n i s
a s s h o w n , i n t h e c a t a l o g u e f o r P-E4. It i s known t h a t t h e 2~ d i e used f o r
p r i n t i n g t h e s t a m p i m p r e s s i o n on t h e U.P.U.      c a r d i s s u e d by B r i t i s h
A m e r i c a n Bank N o t e Company i n 1 8 9 6 (Webb P15) was a d i e o r i g i n a l l y
p r e p a r e d by t h e Canada Bank Note E n g r a v i n g a n d P r i n t i n g Co. i n 1891. A
proof o f t h i s 2~ d i e b e a r s t h e handstamp

                                "SAMPLE.          +    PROOF- IMPRESSION".

The i d e n t i c a l handstamp a p p e a r s on c o p i e s o f P-E4b and P-E5, long thought
t o be e s s a y c o p i e s f o r t h e J u b i l e e P o s t Card. T h i s s u g g e s t s t h e s e e s s a y s
w e r e a l s o p a r t o f t h e w o r k d o n e by t h e Canada Bank N o t e E n g r a v i n g and
P r i n t i n g Company i n 1 8 9 1 u p o n o b t a i n i n g t h e c o n t r a c t f o r s t a m p s and
s t a t i o n e r y from t h e Canadian P o s t O f f i c e Department, and were e s s a y s f o r a
r e g u l a r 1~ card.

EDITOR'S NOTE:                  I t o c c u r s t o me t h a t t h e r e a r e s e v e r a l o t h e r p o s s i b l e
( a l b e i t l e s s p r o b a b l e ) e x p l a n a t i o n s f o r t h e handstamp.  Can anyone p r o v i d e
c o n f i r m a t o r y e v i d e n c e f o r Horace's h y p o t h e s i s ?

								
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