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Posted 05/01/2013   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wt1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know the story behind this "stamp"?

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Posted 05/01/2013   11:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1

This article reproduced from the Jul-Aug 1996 issue of Scotts Stamp Monthly may give some info -

see P10 "A lulu of a country to fly in
first airmail flight - St. Pierre-Miquelon 1931"

http://bnatopics.org/hhlibrary/news...-v005n01.pdf
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The Canadian Aerophilatelic Society maybe be able to assist with some information

http://www.aerophilately.ca/
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Posted 05/02/2013   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses.

The BNA Topics article (reprinted from Scott Stamp Monthly) as linked above (pages 10 and 11) pretty much explains it.

I subsequently found an article a few years earlier that gives a thumbnail sketch of what happened and is quoted below (for the benefit of those who may not want to download the entire newsletter referenced earlier):



It is interesting that there were a number of varieties of this "stamp" produced, some of which seem to go for pretty hefty sums on auction sites such as eBay, etc.
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Bumping this thread from years ago to add this cover...



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Maritime and Newfoundland Airways; during 1931 the company publicized a proposed service between Sydney, Nova Scotia and St Pierre and Miquelon; it solicited covers from collectors and many hundreds were sent in to be carried at a substantial fee; a special vignette was issued by the company. the alleged semi-official stamps were never authorized by the Canadian Government nor did this company ever receive any contract or authorization from the Post Office Department to carry mails; covers were eventually returned but have only souvenir value.


This cover is being offered for sale in upcoming online American Airmail Society auction (cover starting at $10)
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Extensively covered in Bird Bear Press
Pages 174 175 Edition 1
Catalogue cc6220
CV : $10 to $50 for a single, depending on variety

Roessler produced a third group of reprints using different ink and paper colour.

Copyright prevents me from offering a detailed scan, just an excerpt

Bird Bear Press
ISBN 9780987804709
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