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Bill Stamps


(Bill stamps of 1865)

In 1864 a serie of bill stamps was issued with the face of Queen Victoria (same as postage stamps of 1 c and 2 c) of 1859 (17 values, all in colour blue). In 1865 19 more values were issued with the face of Queen Victoria (similar to postage stamps of 1868, but with the queen facing the left).

2 c red 3 c green 6 c green
(bill stamps of 1868)

In 1868 again a new serie of stamps was issued (see pictures above) in the values, 1 c brown, 2 c brown, 2 c orange, 3 c green, 4 c brown, 5 c orange, 6 c green, 7 c orange, 8 c brown, 9 c green, 10 c blue, 20 c blue, 30 c blue, 40 c blue, 50 c blue, $1 blue and black, $2 red and black, $3 green and black.

Gas inspection

In 1875 the first 'Gas Inspection' stamps were issued, they had a crown in the design (9 values, ranging from 5 c to $10).


(Reduced size)

Stamps in a design as shown below were issued in 1897 in the colour blue with red or blue control numbers (10 values).

A new design appeared in 1915 with the face of King George (only one value; $3 blue):


(Reduced size)

Electric light inspection

In 1895 the first 'Electric Light Inspection' stamps were issued (design with a crown, 7 values).

In 1897 the second set was issued with a woman in the design. (10 values), they have all different frames:


(stamp of 1897, reduced size)

Excise stamps

Many Excise stamps exist with the portrait on King George; they were issued in 1915.


(Example of 1915)

Stamps in the above design were issued in 1915 (two maple leafs at both sides of the numeral).

Stamps with three maple leafs at both sides of the numeral (as above) were issued in 1934.

I have seen other values.

Law stamp

This law stamp was issued in 1876 together with 5 other values (ranging from 10 c to $5).

Other law stamps were issued later: 1897 with Queen Victoria (different design), 1915 King George etc.

Law stamp of Saskatchewan


(reduced size)

Weight and measures


(Stamps of 1930, reduced sizes)

The first stamps had a crown (1876) later the head of Queen Victoria (1897), King Edward VII and King George V.

Law stamp, Quebec

Law Stamp, British Columbia

Registration stamp, Quebec, beaver:

I have seen the values: 5 c green, 15 c green, 30 c green, 30 c blue, 50 c green, 50 c black, $1 red, $2 brown, $2 red and $5 red in the above beaver design.


('CIGARETTES SERIES 1915' fiscal stamp)

War tax fiscal stamps, example:

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias
(War tax 2 c brown)

I have also seen the values: 1 c orange, 3 c green, 4 c blue, 5 c olive, 8 c brown, 10 c green, 13 c red, 25 c red and 50 c brown in the same design. Various surcharges and overprints with a large cross also exist. I have also seen similar stamps with inscription 'EXCISE TAX': 20 c olive and 40 c violet.

Postage stamp, overprinted 'INLAND REVENUE WAR TAX':

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

Besides the 5 c blue I have also seen a 20 c green with the same overprint. It seems that a 50 c brown also exists (I have never seen it).


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