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Postage due stamps

1906 Inscription 'POSTAGE DUE'

  1 c violet
  2 c violet
  4 c violet (1928)
  5 c violet
  10 c violet (1928)

These stamps have perforation 12. Specialists distinguish two different shades of colour for the 1 c, 2 c and 5 c.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccvc 
2 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 ccc 
10 ccc 

Don't confuse these stamps with the ones issued in 1930, where the ornaments besides the value are different (the ornaments are inverted):


(1930 issue)


Registration stamps

1875 Inscription 'REGISTERED LETTER STAMP'

  2 c orange to red
  5 c green
  8 c blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c*c 
5 c*c 
8 cRR 

I have seen a genuine 2 c stamp with a forged 'REGISTERED' cancel applied twice (I wonder why somebody would like to forge this?).


Local issues


(Bogus issue made by the forger Taylor: Kers City Post)


(PortLand Express Winslow & Co No3 Place D'armes Montreal, bogus issue issue possibly made by the forger Taylor)

I have also seen the above Winslow stamp in the colour black on red. I've also seen a blue stamp in a slightly different type (no ornaments in front and behind the word 'MONTREAL').


(Bell's dispatch Montreal)

Bell's Dispatch seems to be a bogus issue. Besides the above blue stamp, I have also seen red, lilac, green and black stamps in the same design (alll in the value 2 c). Several types seem to exist (at least five).

Another bogus issue: 'BANCROFT'S CITY EXPRESS 43 St. JAMES STRT MONTREAL':

Note the striking resemblance of the design of the first forgery (same person) with a USA Whitteley's bogus issue (see image next to it). I have been told that the above forgeries were made by the forger Taylor.


('COLLEGE STAMP. MONTREAL', another Taylor product?)

Baldwin's Railroad Postage

I have been told that these labels were issued in Canada. I've also been told that forgeries exist.


Telegraph stamps

Example:


(Montreal Telegraph Co 1847)

I presume the above Montreal Telegraph Co stamp is a cut from an envelope.


Special Delivery Stamps

1898 inscription 'Canada Post Office Special Delivery Within City Limits'

  10 c green
  20 c red (1922? different design)

This stamp is perforated 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 c** 
20 c*c 

 

1938 Inscription 'SPECIAL DELIVERY EXPRES'

10 c green

  10 c green
  20 c red

OFFICIALLY SEALED DEAD LETTER OFFICE

1879

 

  (-) brown
  (-) black (slightly different design, 1913)

1905

  (-) black on blue
  (-) black  

Precancels

Example:


(reduced size)


Postal Stationery

Issued about 1916

About 1918

 

Forged postal stationery also exists. The next forgery is a Fohl forgery of a 10 c Queen Victoria envelope. When discovered, the stock was distributed with certain stamp journals as examples (they received the overprint 'Falsch!' = forged in German).


(Fohl forgery)


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