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Canada Modern POCON Postmarks / Cancels ::: Cachets Canada POCON Modernes / Annule
Any corrections, additional information, and Help, are most welcome.

POCON cancels started to be used approximately in April 1973. Older (1970's ~ 1980's) POCONs did not usually have a Postal Code included.


Pictures / photos of any readable P.O.C.O.N. (acronym for Post Office Computer Organization Number) cancellation in the shape of an arch, circle, graphic, rectangle, or a square, with a 6-digit number, a town or office name, a Postal Code (if shown) and a date are welcome. Shown as being on stamps, covers or pieces of are welcome. The outside measurements in millimeters of any framed cancel, which do vary due to line thickness, are also welcome.

NEW: When searching for a POCON number you can look on Canada Post's web site under 'Find A Post Office' (see link below) and then, after searching for and finding the name of a Post Office, click (once) on that particular URL address and the 6-digit POCON number is at the very end of the URL address.

Different cancel dates or postage stamps are welcome. It is always nice to see different stamps. Cancelling devices change over the years as they wear out, become damaged or lost, or are redesigned. Post Offices are sometimes closed or moved or reopened.

( POCON's may also be found on money order receipts, registered receipts, delivery notice tags and pick-up postcards, and on printed meter labels and newer Xpresspost bar code labels. ) Hopefully a new topic can be started to reflect these findings.


Searching Google Images https://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi for ' POCON ' and also the 6-digit 'Number' of the POCON cancel and the 'Town Name' and then the word 'Postmark' or 'Cancel' or 'Cachet' will bring up a picture and also a link back to the image on Stamp Community here.

Canada Post's online Glossary of terms:
English: http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/glossary-e.asp

French: http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/glossary-f.asp

The Postal History Society of Canada's (PHSC) web page on Post Office Classification:
http://www.postalhistorycanada.net/...es/intro.php

Canada Post's Find a Post Office page (2013).
Canada Post has over 6,600 Post Offices across the country.
http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/a...ce?LOCALE=en
See each Post Office's singular URL ending for the actual POCON number.

Canada Postal Codes List in Wikipedia, sorted by postal district and town name:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...es_in_Canada


Decoding Canadian Postal Codes in One Step, from http://stevemorse.org/jcal/fsa.html
Postal Districts of Canada map :


Abbreviations Found On Postmarks.
BDP = Bureau de Poste
BP = Bureau de Poste
CC = Concession Commerciale
CDO = Commercial Dealership Outlet
CMC = Community Mail Centre
CP = Caisse Populaire (Credit Union)
CPC = Centre Postal Communautaire
CRO = Corporate Retail Outlet
CSC = Commercial Service Centre (mostly commercial customers)
CSP = Comptoir Service Postal (Counter for Postal Service)
LCD = Letter Carrier Depot
PDF = Poste De Facteurs (Postal Carrier Depot)
PO = Post Office
PS = Postal Station
RPO = Retail Postal Outlet
STN = Station (Succorsale)
SUCC = Succursale (Station)

See also Addressing Guidelines, which insludes abbreviations of Provinces and street types recognized by Canada Post and the structure of the Canadian postal code.
http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/m...ddress-e.asp
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Please email me through Stamp Community (after 50 posts) for a copy of the database file in Microsoft Works format (.wdb) or in dBase IV format. (.dbf). You may also copy and paste the relevant sections of the list from the your computer screen into a word processor program by changing the copied material (Select All Ctrl_A) to Courier_New font, size 10, and changing your page setup orientation to Landscape.

This list is sorted into searchable data fields (in a database program). I am creating another list with only the data shown on the actual postmarks available.

List of Postmarks, sorted in order of Postal District (first letter of Postal Code) from East to West (A, B, C, E, G, J, etc.), and then by town name (not necessarily named on the actual postmark).

Sorting by POCON number alone results in a list of unsorted town and province names because of the changes made to the numbering system over the years (1973-present).

List Key:
D = Postal District (First letter of Postal Code),
POCON = 6 to 7 dogit number,
PRV = Province official two-letter designation (not necessarily named as such on the actual postmark),
TOWN = Town name (not necessarily shown on postmark). French male Saint (St.) and female Sainte (Ste.) names have an underscore '_' instead of the hyphen shown '-' on the postmarks because the databases consider the '-' a mathematical mminus sign. 'X e' is X east (NU) and 'X w' is X west (NT),
POSTAL = Postal Code (as shown on the actual postmark) (~~~ ~~~ if none shown),
DATE = Postmark date (shown as Year-Month-Day in the list),
SHAPE F = General Shape and Frame, (Arch = Arched, Circ = Circle, Grap = Graphic, Irre = Irregular, Rect = Rectangle, Squa = Square),
and Framed or Unframed (FR or UN), French is encadrée and sans cadre,
SIZE MM = Postmark size in milimetres.
Underscore '_' characters are used in the list to help in formating the database fields when transfering to SCF #Code format.

Last updated on September 14, 2013. To date a total of 38 postmarks entered in online list.

_D	_POCON_	PRV	__TOWN                        _	_POSTAL	___DATE___	SHAPE F	_SIZE_MM___
_	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 A	___A___	_NL	_NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR (NL)	___A___	____A_____	___A___	_____A_____
 A	000299	 NL	Bell Island                   _	A0A 2H0	2011-04-18	Circ FR	          _
 A	005843	 NL	York Harbour                  _	A0L 1L0	2007-08-13	Rect FR	46 x 32   _
 B	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 B	___B___	_NS	_NOVA SCOTIA (NS)             _	___B___	____B_____	___B___	_____B_____
 B	164461	 NS	Dartmouth                     _	B3B 1T0	2012-12-05	Rect FR	          _
 B	256757	 NS	Halifax                       _	B3H 1N0	2013-08-13	Rect FR	47 x 30   _
 B	386197	 NS	Halifax                       _	B3L 2E0	2013-05-13	Rect  _	          _
 B	043532	 NS	Shag Harbour                  _	B0W 3B0	2001-02-07	Grap  _	          _
 B	0100179	 NS	Sydney                        _	B1S 1P0	2007-12-05	Rect  _	          _
 C	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 C	___C___	_PE	_PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (PE)    _	___C___	____C_____	___C___	_____C_____
 C	060011	 PE	Albany                        _	~~~ ~~~	2001-11-20	Rect  _	          _
 E	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 E	___E___	_NB	_NEW BRUNSWICK (NB)           _	___E___	____E_____	___E___	_____E_____
 E	120227	 NB	Bathurst                      _	~~~ ~~~	1987-12-30	Squa  _	          _
 E	122375	 NB	Haute Aboujagane              _	E4P 1C0	2011-11-03	Rect  _	          _
 E	121762	 NB	Minto                         _	~~~ ~~~	1977-10-21	Squa  _	          _
 G	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 G	___G___	_QC	_EASTERN QUEBEC (QC)          _	___G___	____G_____	___G___	_____G_____
 G	184829_	 QC	La Pocatiere                  _	G0R 1Z0	2011-01-31	Rect  _	          _
 G	188077	 QC	Shawinigan                    _	G9N 1V0	2011-01-24	Rect  _	          _
 H	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 H	___H___	_QC	_METROPOLITAN MONTREAL (QC)   _	___H___	____H_____	___H___	_____H_____
 H	100529	 QC	Montreal                      _	H2H 1J0	2011-02-29	Rect  _	          _
 J	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 J	___J___	_QC	_WESTERN QUEBEC (QC)          _	___J___	____J_____	___J___	_____J_____
 J	271020	 QC	Coteau-Du-Lac                 _	J0P 1B0	2013-02-21	Circ  _	          _
 J	271527	 QC	Franklin                      _	J0S 1E0	2011-01-31	Rect  _	          _
 J	077461	 QC	Rougemont                     _	J0L 1M0	2012-12-17	Grap  _	          _
 J	270391	 QC	Senneterre                    _	J0Y 2M0	2011-01-31	Rect  _	          _
 J	101449	 QC	Sherbrooke                    _	J1H 1B0	2011-02-04	Rect  _	          _
 J	102197	 QC	Sherbrooke                    _	J1J 2H0	2011-02-07	Rect  _	          _
 J	273945	 QC	St_Aime                       _	J0G 1K0	2011-01-28	Rect  _	          _
 J	274682	 QC	St_Donat-De-Montcalm          _	J0T 2C0	2011-02-01	Circ  _	          _
 J	278637	 QC	St_Jerome                     _	J5L 1A0	2011-02-02	Rect  _	          _
 J	270463	 QC	St_Paul-D'Abbotsford          _	J0E 1A0	2011-02-02	Rect  _	          _
 J	276049	 QC	Ste_Rosalie                   _	J2R 2X0	2011-01-26	Rect  _	          _
 K	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 K	___K___	_ON	_EASTERN ONTARIO (ON)         _	___K___	____K_____	___K___	_____K_____
 L	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 L	___L___	_ON	_CENTRAL ONTARIO (ON)         _	___L___	____L_____	___L___	_____L_____
 L	334006	 ON	New Lowell                    _	L0M 1N0	2013-04-22	Circ  _	          _
 L	334669	 ON	Port Colborne                 _	L3K 4N0	2011-04-11	Circ  _	          _
 M	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 M	___M___	_ON	_METROPOLITAN TORONTO (ON)    _	___M___	____M_____	___M___	_____M_____
 N	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 N	___N___	_ON	_SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO (ON)    _	___N___	____N_____	___N___	_____N_____
 N	395455	 ON	Wheatley                      _	N0P 2P0	2012-11-14	Rect  _	          _
 P	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 P	___P___	_ON	_NORTHERN ONTARIO (ON)        _	___P___	____P_____	___P___	_____P_____
 P	450324	 ON	Bracebridge                   _	P1L 1A0	2009-10-22	Rect  _	          _
 R	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 R	___R___	_MB	_MANITOBA (MB)                _	___R___	____R_____	___R___	_____R_____
 S	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 S	___S___	_SK	_SASKATCHEWAN (SK)            _	___S___	____S_____	___S___	_____S_____
 S	551104	 SK	Candle Lake                   _	S0J 3E0	2013-04-16	Rect  _	          _
 S	547751	 SK	Saskatoon                     _	S7K 1N6	2012-05-25	Circ  _	          _
 S	547751	 SK	Saskatoon                     _	S7K 2L5	2008-10-dd	Circ  _	          _
 T	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 T	___T___	_AB	_ALBERTA (AB)                 _	___T___	____T_____	___T___	_____T_____
 V	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 V	___V___	_BC	_BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC)        _	___V___	____V_____	___V___	_____V_____
 V	646520	 BC	Sechelt                       _	V0N 3A0	2013-01-02	Rect  _	          _
 V	647044	 BC	Tahsis                        _	~~~ ~~~	2000-04-16	Grap  _	          _
 X e	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 X e	___X___	_NU	_NUNAVUT (NU)                 _	___X___	____X_____	___X___	_____X_____
 X e	690694	 NU	Nanisivik                     _	X0A 0X0	1979-08-dd	Arch FR	31.5 x 29.5
 X w	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 X w	___X___	_NT	_NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (NT)   _	___X___	____X_____	___X___	_____X_____
 X w	690015	 NT	Aklavik                       _	~~~ ~~~	1982-07-13	Squa  _	          _
 Y	      _	  _	                              _	      _	         _	      _	          _
 Y	___Y___	_YT	_YUKON (Territory) (YT)       _	___Y___	____Y_____	___Y___	_____Y_____
 Y	720127	 YT	Mayo                          _	Y0B 1M0	2008-08-12	Rect FR	42 x 22   _
 Y	720172	 YT	Watson Lake                   _	Y0A 1C0	2001-06-29	Rect FR	39 x 32   _
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Edited by Puzzler - 09/14/2013 02:22 am
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To start off with, here is a POCON cancel from


646520 . . . . . (Canada POCON Postmark Number)
SECHELT BC . . . (City, Town or Office Name, Province)
V0N 3A0 . . . . .(v0n 3a0) (Postal Code)
2013 -01- 02 . . (2013 January 2) (Date YYYY -MM- DD)



It will be very helpful if posters include in writing the number and name of the cancel as well as the word POCON, to make future searching, either on Stamp Community or Google, etc more flexible.

Thank You.

Questions are always welcomed!
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Edited by Puzzler - 03/05/2013 11:58 pm
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164461 POCON
Dartmouth NS, Burnside CRO (Corporate Retail Outlet)
B3B 1T0
Oct 5, 2012 ( 2012 10 05 )
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Here is a Bracebridge, Ontario one.

450324

P1L 1A0 Postal Code

Dated 2009 - 10 - 22



Chimo

Bujutsu
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POCON 271527
FRANKLIN, QC, J0S1E0
2011-01-31


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POCON 184829
LA POCATIÈRE, QC, G0R1Z0
2011-01-31

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POCON 279463
ST-PAUL-D'ABBOTSFORD, QC, J0E1A0
2011-02-02


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POCON 101449
SHERBROOKE (Prospect st), QC, J1H1B0
2011-02-04




POCON 102197
SHERBROOKE (King st West), QC, J1J2H0
2011-02-07


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POCON 270391
SENNETERRE, QC, J0Y2M0
2011-02-04


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POCON 100529
MONTREAL, QC, H2H1J0
2011-01-29


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Puzzler

You might find this page from the Postal History Society of Canada's website.

http://www.postalhistorycanada.net/...es/intro.php

I was unaware of the different categories of post offices
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Puzzler

You might find this page from the Postal History Society of Canada's website.

http://www.postalhistorycanada.net/...es/intro.php

I was unaware of the different categories of post offices
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Here's one from Wheatley, Ontario.
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Thank you all for your contributions so far!


Thank you new12collector for the above image of a
POCON 395495 395455 cancel from
Wheatley PO, Wheatley ON
N0P 2P0
on 2012-11-14 , (Nov 14, 2012)
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122373 POCON Cancel
Haute Aboujagane NB
E4P 1V0
2011-11-03

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