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Posted 05/07/2022   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dairypac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
According to what is written on the envelope, this is from 1874.
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Posted 05/07/2022   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is ST CATHARINES WEST

The cancel is known from 1872, but it seems to be the same post office as St Catharines.

The WEST might be there to distinguish it from the other St Catherines (in Quebec and PEI) but I am speculating.

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Posted 05/08/2022   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dairypac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, j2186.
That makes sense.
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Posted 05/09/2022   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My information comes from "Ontario Broken Circles" by W. Bruce Graham. He lists 4 hammers used with ST CATHARINES WEST. I read the wrong column when I made my previous post. The given period of use is July 1869 to Feb 1884.

Note that there is some overlap (after 1875) with cancels that just read ST CATHARINES. Cancels used before 1869 (with one exception) read ST CATHERINES.

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Posted 05/09/2022   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dairypac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again, Jan.
When I checked the gc site for post offices, they did not list St Catharines West, so I turned away from that as a possibility.
I am a member of the PHSC, so have access to the data base that incorporates Bruce Graham's work. However, the data base doesn't agree with him on the period of use of the hammer you refer to. Based on my cover, it would appear that Mr. Graham is correct.
I measure the diameter of the postmark as a definite 22mm. I don't know if the pen notation of the date is authentic.
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Anyone saw a similar postmark, and this strange olive green color on early Canadian stamps?
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St. Catharines : Founded 1796....1854 Town....1876 City
Deputy Postmaster 1828 : William H Merritt

http://goscf.com/t/61897 br /


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It will be interesting to see what other records state and if there is any official "spelling change" announcement.


No listing under "Changes of place names of Ontario History"

Holmes handbook and catalogue of Canada, and BNA (1943) Page 48
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Edited by rod222 - 11/21/2022 4:49 pm
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Posted 11/21/2022   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Anyone saw a similar postmark, and this strange olive green color on early Canadian stamps?


Opinion.
Looks like a stand alone barred oval "killer", seen before on a block of 4
Maybe double struck or ? concerning the odd extra marks.

I believe I have seen in the past cancelling ink (in this case Black Gall? Iron Gall ?) turn a tad greenish with chemical interference.

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Edited by rod222 - 11/21/2022 5:19 pm
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