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Today's Mystery - Sc2 "Rolea"?

 
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Posted 03/07/2021   10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Lars714 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Morning everyone

Please see scan of a SQ using retroreveal.org

For the life of me, I cannot find a SC2 cancel with the town name containing ROLEA or OLEA. I know the solution will be simple, but can anyone help?


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Posted 03/07/2021   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Petrolea, Ont
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Posted 03/07/2021   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lars714 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! Misspelled in Unitrade, I guess...
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Posted 03/07/2021   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John is correct.


Here is a link to more info about cancel dates..etc
https://www.ece.uvic.ca/~agullive/s...ontario.html

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Posted 03/07/2021   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lars714 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Robert. Newbie question - I'm sure I have seen that cx before...#129300;
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Posted 03/07/2021   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If this refers to the town in Lambton County in SW Ontario, it's always been spelled Petrolia from what I know. Very odd to see that spelling.
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Posted 03/07/2021   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Hope this helps..
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Edited by wert - 03/07/2021 5:12 pm
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Posted 03/07/2021   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info - learned something new!
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Posted 03/07/2021   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to Ontario Post Offices by Smith, the post office was called Durance from 1859 to 1861 when it changed to Petrolea. In March 1906 it changed to Petrolia.

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Posted 03/08/2021   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lars714 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love learning this stuff.

So, if Petrolia didn't change its name till after the Square Circle era, is it worthwhile contacting catalogue editor to update the spelling (to Petrolea) so newbies like me don't post silly questions on stamp fora?

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Posted 03/08/2021   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It doesn't appear to be very clear cut -

From the Canadian Enc. "Petrolia was originally called Petrolea but its name was changed due to a clerical error. Both its original and current names reflect the discovery of oil in the area."

I found a reference from the Canadian Illustrated News in 1872 in which it is called Petrolia. So a little murky... I have read other local histories from the period in which Petrolia is used.

Most likely one would need to contact the local historical society for more clarity on this, if desired.
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