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Canada

I was undecided whether to place this web-page under British Commonwealth, alongside the USA, or with links from both.
Since the early private telegraph companies crossed borders with the USA and their stamp design reflect US influence, I decided to do it this way.

 

I   -   Telegraph Stamps

 

Directory:

1. Algoma Central Railway
2. Canadian National Telegraphs
3. Canadian Northern Telegraph Company
4. Canadian Pacific Railways
5. Dominion de Forest Telegraph Company Ltd.
6. Grand Trunk Pacific Railways Telegraph Company
7. Great North Western Telegraph Company of Canada
Montreal Telegraph Co.
Canadian Telephone Stamps

 

1. Algoma Central Railway

Operated in New York in the 1880's to 1900's

Hiscocks wrote "(Date ?) The company is reported to have issued a stamp, but nothing more is known about it. No image available."

Algoma_Central_Frank
Here is a black and white image of a 1902 Frank courtesy of Edward Zaluski.


1902

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 1902 No value, colours ? - -

Anyone have one of these ?

 

 

2. Canadian National Telegraphs

Originally the Great North Western Telegraph Co. of Canada operated over the Grand Trunk Railway System.
When the Canadian and US sections split in 1920 the Canadian part became part of Canadian National Railways,
as did the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and was covered by the Canadian National Telegraphs system.
The stamps thus superceded those of the G.N.W.T. Co. and the G.T.P.Co.

1921 Engraved on white wove paper. No watermark. Rouletted 8 in colour between stamps. Dated '1921' in both top corners.

Hiscocks Book page 23 Hiscocks H3 Canadian National 1931/2
Type 1 (1922) H1 as Hiscocks Book, page 23. Type 2 (1923) H3   courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries Type 2 (1931-2) H8   courtesy of Eric Jackson   (click image for listing)

 

Hisc. Type 1921 Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, black (red control) 45.00 22.50

Look here for an explanation of the tables.


1922 As above but dated '1922'.

Hisc. Type 1922 Description Mint Used
H2 1 No value, carmine (red control) 35.00 17.50


1923 As above but dated '1923'.

Hisc. Type 1923 Description Mint Used
H3 1 No value, green (red control) 35.00 17.50


1923 As above but design changed (shading removed below signature and top-right dates NOT changed).

Hisc. Type 1923/4 Description Mint Used
H4 (2) No value, green (red control) 250.00 170.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. This frank presumably did service through 1924 since no specific 1924 frank is reported
                and subsequent issues each covered two years.

 

1925-1926 As above but dates changed in top corners. Red controls.
Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 2 No value, dark blue 45.00 22.50


1927-1928 As above but dated 1927, 1928.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 2 No value, blue 40.00 20.00


1929-1930 As above but dated 1929, 1930.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 2 No value, ultramarine 25.00 12.50


1931-1932 As above but dated 1931, 1932.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H8 2 No value, black 160.00 80.00

 

(1931-2) H8 booklet pane of four shown on the right,
Image courtesy of Eric Jackson   click on it for listing.

 

1933-1934 Altered design (shading under control removed) dated 1933, 1934.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H9 (2) No value, black 170.0 85.00
Canadian National 1931/2


1935 As for No.4 but dated 1935. Roulette not coloured.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 2 No value, black 55.0 27.50

 

3. Canadian Northern Telegraph Company

Little information is known. No franks known after 1914.

1904 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf.12. Dated 1904. Signature of William MacKenzie.

Hiscocks Book page 24 1905 Canadian Northern 1910 Canadian Northern 1912
Type 1 (1904)   H1
taken from Hiscocks Book, page 24.
Type 1 (1905)   H2
courtesy of Edward Zaluski
Type 2 (1910)   H7
courtesy of Edward Zaluski
Type 2   (1912) H9
courtesy of Eric Jackson   (click image for listing)

 

Hisc. Type 1904 Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, light blue (red control) 500.00 -


1905 As above but dated 1905.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H2 1 No value, blue (red control) 360.00 -


1906 As above but dated 1906.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 1 No value, blue (red control) 800.00 -


1907 As above but dated 1907.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H4 1 No value, blue (red control) 500.00 -


1908 As above but dated 1908.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 1 No value, blue (red control) 800.00 -


1909 New design lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf.12. Signature of Scott Griffin.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 2 No value, black (red control) 360.00 -


1910 As above but dated 1910.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 2 No value, black (red control) 360.00 -


1911 As above but dated 1911. Signature of W. C. Muir.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H8 2 No value, black (red control) 320.00 -


1912 As above but dated 1912.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H9 2 No value, black (red control) 300.00 -


1913 As above but dated 1913.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 2 No value, black (red control) 320.00 -


1914 As above but dated 1914.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H11 2 No value, black (red control) 320.00 -

 

4. Canadian Pacific Railways

The company ran lines across Canada and also through the USA in North Dakota and in Maine.

1887 Line-engraved by the British-American Bank Note Co. of Montreal on thin hard wove paper.
No watermark. Perf.12½ between franks. Control has initial letter B.

Canadian Pacific Railways 1889 Canadian Pacific Railways 1890 Canadian Pacific Railways 1909 Canadian Pacific Railways 1909
Type 1 (1889) H2 Type 1 (1890) H3 Type 1 (1909) H22   (new signature) Type 1 (1925) H38   (new signature - when?)
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson, click on them for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1887 Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, black (red controls) 10.00 5.00


1889 As above but dated 1889. Perf.12.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H2 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1890 As above but dated 1890. Control has initial letter C.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1891 As above but dated 1891. No control letter.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H4 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1892 As above but dated 1892.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 1 No value, black (red controls) 25.00 12.50


1893 As above but dated 1893.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 1 No value, black (red controls) 15.00 7.50


1894 As above but dated 1894.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 1 No value, black (red controls) 15.00 7.50


1895 As above but dated 1895.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H8 1 No value, black (red controls) 12.00 6.00


1896 As above but dated 1896.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H9 1 No value, black (red controls) 10.00 5.00


1897 As above but dated 1897.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 1 No value, black (red controls) 15.00 7.50


1898 As above but dated 1898.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H11 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1899 As above but dated 1899.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H12 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1900 As above but dated 1900.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H13 1 No value, black (red controls) 12.00 6.00


1901 As above but dated 1901. Change of signature.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H14 1 No value, black (red controls) 12.00 6.00


1902 As above but dated 1902.

Canadian Pacific Railways 1902

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H15 1 No value, bright blue (red controls) 15.00 7.50


1903 As above but dated 1903.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H16 1 No value, chocolate (dark blue controls) 15.00 7.50
H16a           black controls - -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. No.16a has been reported but it may have been a heavily inked blue control.


1904 As above but dated 1904.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H17 1 No value, blue-grey (red controls) 18.00 9.00


1905 As above but dated 1905.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H18 1 No value, black (red controls) 10.00 5.00


1906 As above but dated 1906.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H19 1 No value, black (blue controls) 25.00 12.50

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Assuming a report of black controls was in error.


1907 As above but dated 1907.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H20 1 No value, grey-black (blue controls) 20.00 10.00


1908 As above but dated 1908.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H21 1 No value, black (dark blue controls) 20.00 10.00
H21a           on watermarked paper 80.00 40.00


1909 As above but dated 1909.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H22 1 No value, black (dark blue controls) 15.00 7.50
H22a           on watermarked paper 20.00 10.00


1910 As above but dated 1910.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H23 1 No value, black (red controls) 27.00 13.50
H23a           on watermarked paper 35.00 17.50

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Style of control numbering changed to large thin blocks. The '8' is unusual in having a flat top.


1911 As above but dated 1911.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H24 1 No value, black (red controls) 23.00 11.50
H24a           on watermarked paper 26.00 13.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Smaller thin black numbers preceded by zero.


1912 As above but dated 1912.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H25 1 No value, black (red controls) 18.00 9.00
H25a           imperf. between horizontal pair 100.00 -


1913 As above but dated 1913. (Thin paper)

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H26 1 No value, slate (red controls) 70.00 35.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Described elsewhere as black.


1914 As above but dated 1914.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H27 1 No value, black (red controls) 38.00 19.00
H27a           on watermarked paper 38.00 19.00


1915 As above but dated 1915.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H28 1 No value, black (red controls) 52.00 26.00
H28a           on watermarked paper 69.00 34.50


1916 As above but dated 1916.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H29 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1917 As above but dated 1917.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H30 1 No value, black (blue controls) 23.00 11.50


1918 As above but dated 1918.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H31 1 No value, black (blue controls) 20.00 10.00


1919 As above but dated 1919.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H32 1 No value, black (dark blue controls) 65.00 32.50


1920 As above but dated 1920.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H33 1 No value, black (blue controls) 65.00 32.50


1921 As above but dated 1921. Perf.11.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H34 1 No value, black (red controls) 35.00 17.50


1922 As above but dated 1922.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H35 1 No value, slate (red controls) 32.00 16.00


1923 As above but dated 1923.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H36 1 No value, black (red controls) 35.00 17.50


1924 As above but dated 1924.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H37 1 No value, black (red controls) 38.00 19.00


1925 As above but dated 1925.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H38 1 No value, black (red controls) 26.00 13.00


1926 As above but dated 1926.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H39 1 No value, black (red controls) 30.00 15.00


1927 As above but dated 1927.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H40 1 No value, black (red controls) 25.00 12.50


1928 As above but dated 1928.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H41 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00


1929 As above but dated 1929.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H42 1 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 10.00

 

1930 New design. Paper and printing as before. Perf.11. Dated 1930.

Hiscocks Book page 28
Image taken from Hiscocks Book, page 28.

Hisc. Type 1930 Description Mint Used
H43 2 No value, black (red controls) 35.00 17.50


1931 As above but dated 1931.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H44 2 No value, black (red controls) 64.00 32.00


1932 As above but dated 1932.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H45 2 No value, black (red controls) 70.00 35.00


1933 As above but dated 1933.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H46 2 No value, black (red controls) 48.00 24.00


1934 As above but dated 1934.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H47 2 No value, black (red controls) 44.00 22.00


1935 As above but dated 1935. Perf.12.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H48 3 No value, black (red controls) 50.00 25.00


1936 As above but dated 1936. Glazed paper. Perf.11.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H49 3 No value, black (red controls) 65.00 32.50
Canadian Pacific 1935

1935 - H48,   courtesy of Eric Jackson, click on image for listing.

Hiscocks added the following note and general note:

Note. The design was slightly altered for Nos. 48 and 49 in that the control tablet is not shaded and.
                'TELEGRAPH' becomes 'TELEGRAPHS'.

 

General Note. One reference lists a frank of unknown date but apparently issued before 1887.
                It is said to bear the same signature as No. 1 (Chas. R. Hosmer) and to be on coloured paper.

 

Stationery.

Sale 47 Lot 2480
Canadian Pacific, Oct 6, 1897, with 3 x 1870, Small Queen, 1¢ yellow.
Courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

 

5. Dominion de Forest Telegraph Company Ltd.

The company existed for less than one year. It was sued by the Marconi Company for infringement of patent rights and forced out of business.

1906 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf.12.

Hiscocks Book page 28
H1 courtesy of Edward Zaluski (only 8 are reported).
In addition to this, Hiscocks illustrated one numbered 128 and others
numbered 008, 127(x2), 251, 268 and 299 are known.
All have imperf edges, either side only or bottom and side.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, blue (red controls) 4000.00 4000.00

 

6. Grand Trunk Pacific Railways Telegraph Company.

Like the Canadian Northern, this company was absorbed into the Canadian National Telegraphs in 1921.

1911 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf.12. Signature of A. B. Smith.

Grand Trunk Pacific 1911 Grand Trunk Pacific 1912
Type 1 (1911) H1   (A. B. Smith) Type 1 (1912) H2   (A. B. Smith)
Image courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries. Courtesy of Eric Jackson, click on them for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1911 Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, black (red controls) 200.00 -


1912 As above but dated 1912.

Hisc. Type 1912 Description Mint Used
H2 1 No value, green (red controls) 200.00 -


1913 As above but dated 1913.

Grand Trunk Pacific 1913 Grand Trunk Pacific 1918
Type 1 (1913) H3   (A. B. Smith) Type 1 (1918) H8   (new signature H. Hulatt)
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson, click on them for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1913 Description Mint Used
H3 1 No value, ultramarine (red controls) 200.00 -


1914 As above but dated 1914.

Hisc. Type 1914 Description Mint Used
H4 1 No value, grey (red controls) 150.00 -


1915 As above but dated 1915.

Hisc. Type 1915 Description Mint Used
H5 1 No value, black (red controls) 300.00 -


1916 As above but dated 1916. Signature of H. Hulatt.

Hisc. Type 1916 Description Mint Used
H6 1 No value, black (red controls) 150.00 -


1917 As above but dated 1917.

Hisc. Type 1917 Description Mint Used
H7 1 No value, black (red controls) 240.00  


1918 As above but dated 1918.

Hisc. Type 1918 Description Mint Used
H8 1 No value, black (red controls) 120.00 -


1919 As above but dated 1919.

Hisc. Type 1919 Description Mint Used
H9 1 No value, grey (red controls) 150.00 -


1920 As above but dated 1920.

Hisc. Type 1920 Description Mint Used
H10 1 No value, black (red controls) 120.00 -

 

 

7. Great North Western Telegraph Company of Canada.

The company operated throughout the Grand Trunk Railway system which extended beyond Canada across
Michigan and Indiana into Chicago and across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to Portland, Maine in the USA.

In 1920 the Grand Trunk Railway became the Canadian National Railway and the lines in the USA were taken over by Western Union while
those in Canada became part of the Canadian National Telegraph system.VV Franks were in booklets with panes of 4. Control numbers have no preceding letters.

1890 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf.11½ to 12 between franks. Signature of H. P. Dwight.

Great North Western 1890 Great North Western 1894 Great North Western 1895
Type 1 (1890) H1   H. P. Dwight (V.P. & General Manager) Type 1 (1894) H5   H. P. Dwight (P. & General Manager) Type 1 (1895) H6
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson, click for listing. One of mine. Courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay).

 

Hisc. Type 1890 Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, dark blue (red controls) 24.00 -
H1a           on thin paper 30.00 -


1891 As above but dated 1891.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H2 1 No value, pale rose to rose (blue controls) 45.00 -
H2a           on thin paper 50.00 -


1892 As above but dated 1892.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 1 No value, dark green (black controls) 29.00 -
H3a           yellow green 30.00 -


1893 As above but dated 1893.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H4 1 No value, red-brown (black controls) 78.00 -


1894 As above but dated 1894.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 1 No value, slate (red controls) 58.00 -


1895 As above but dated 1895.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 1 No value, greyish purple (red controls) 45.00 -


1896 As above but dated 1896.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 1 No value, light rose (blue controls) 32.00 -


1897 As above but dated 1897. (both '7's large)

Great North Western 1897 Great North Western 1900 Great North Western 1901
Type 1 (1897) *H8c   (Red Control) Type 1 (1900) *H11a   (Red) Type 1 (1901) H12
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson,
click on them for listing.
Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.

 

Great North Western 1897 types
Hisc. Type 1897 Description Mint Used
H8 1 No value, light blue (red controls) 30.00 -
H8a           both '7's small 25.00 -
H8b           left hand '7' small, right hand '7' large 30.00 -
*H8c           blue controls - -
Examples suggest that this is a simplification.

*Hiscocks listed this as with a blue control
All 4 examples I have seen have red controls, the 'blue' may have been an error but I include it as H8c.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. All three types exist in each pane — No.8 top-left, No.8b top-right, No.8a both lower franks.
                Panes have also been reported with No.8 at the lower-right.


1898 As above but dated 1898. Perf.12.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H9 1 No value, green (red controls) 30.00 -


1899 As above but dated 1899.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 1 No value, grey-brown (red controls) 28.00 100.00


1900 As above but dated 1900.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H11 1 No value, red (red controls) 26.00 95.00
*H11a           mauve - -

*Hiscocks listed H11 as mauve. I have seen 4 red ones, but no mauve. I added H11a in case there are any.


1901 As above but dated 1901.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H12 1 No value, blue-green (red controls) 23.00 90.00


1902 As above but dated 1902.

Great North Western 1902 Great North Western 1905 Great North Western 1907
Type 1 (1902) H13   H. P. Dwight (P. & General Manager) Type 2 (1905) H16   H. P. Dwight (President) Type 2 (1907) H18
Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson,
click for listing.
Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1902 Description Mint Used
H13 1 No value, grey-black (red controls) 23.00 -


1903 As above but dated 1903.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H14 1 No value, brown (red controls) 18.00 -
H14a           both '3' showing signs of alteration from '2' 25.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. No two franks in a pane have quite the same '3'.


1904 As above but design redrawn, strengthened and dated 1904.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H15 2 No value, blue (red controls) (type I — '4') 17.5 -
H15a           both '4' in dates of type II — '4' 17.5 -

My note: Hiscocks makes no mention of the difference between the two types of '4', but they are priced the same anyway.


1905 As above but dated 1905.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H16 2 No value, pale rose (blue controls) 34.00 -


1906 As above but dated 1906.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H17 2 No value, pale green (red controls) 26.00 -


1907 As above but dated 1907.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H18 2 No value, brown (red controls) 18.00 -


1908 As above but dated 1908. Signature of J. McMichael.

Great North Western 1908 Great North Western 1909 Great North Western 1910
Type 2 (1908) *H19   (J. McMichael) Type 2 (1909) H20   (J. McMichael) Type 2 (1910) H21   (J. McMichael)
Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.
Images courtesy of Eric Jackson, click on them for listing. Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1908 Description Mint Used
H19 2 No value, *violet (red controls) 18.00 -

* The 3 examples of 1908 I have seen do not look violet to me they look the same colour as 1909
I think this is an error.


1909 As above but dated 1909.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H20 2 No value, grey-blue (red controls) 18.00 -


1910 As above but dated 1910.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H21 2 No value, carmine (blue controls) 18.00 -


1911 As above but dated 1911.

Great North Western 1911 Great North Western 1912
Type 2 (1911) H22   (J. McMichael) Type 2 (1912) H23   (D. Renouf)
Image courtesy of anthonys1-800-451-9645 (ebay),
click for listing.
Image courtesy of Eric Jackson, click it for listing.

 

Hisc. Type 1911 Description Mint Used
H22 2 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 -


1912 As above but dated 1912. Signature of D. Renouf.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H23 2 No value, black (red controls) 23.00 -


1913 As above but dated 1913.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H24 2 No value, blue (red controls) 20.00 -


1914 As above but dated 1914.

Great North Western 1914 Great North Western 1915 Great North Western 1916
Type 2 (1914) H25   (D. Renouf) Type 2 (1915) H26   (D. Renouf) Type 2 (1916) H27   (D. Renouf)

 

Hisc. Type 1914 Description Mint Used
H25 2 No value, black (red controls) 14.50 -


1915 As above but dated 1915.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H26 2 No value, green (red controls) 14.50 -


1916 As above but dated 1916.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H27 2 No value, black (red controls) 25.00 -


1917 As above but dated 1917.

Great North Western 1917 Great North Western 1918 Great North Western 1919
Type 2 (1917) H28   (D. Renouf) Type 2 (1918) H29   (D. Renouf) Type 2 (1919) H30   (D. Renouf)

 

Hisc. Type 1917 Description Mint Used
H28 2 No value, blue (red controls) 18.00 -


1918 As above but dated 1918.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H29 2 No value, slate (red controls) 18.00 -


1919 As above but dated 1919.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H30 2 No value, black (red controls) 18.00 -
H30a           violet controls - -

I have not seen any with violet controls, but interestingly, the ones I have seen have a red 'T' following 'No.'
This also applies to the following ones dated 1920.

1920 As above but dated 1920.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H31 2 No value, black (red controls) 20.00 -
H31a           violet controls - -


1921 As above but dated 1921.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H32 2 No value, black (violet controls) - -

I have not seen any dated 1921.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Sources conflict in that one lists all dates as 'used' while another remarks that
                "used copies of a few of these franks have been seen ..." implying that used
                are scarce and unused normal. Since the former source is Canadian I have given
                mint and used status until experience brings better knowledge.

 

Montreal Telegraph Co.

As far as I know they did not issue stamps but this envelope and telegram may be of interest.
Montreal Telegraph envelope
Envelope image courtesy of Triple S Postal History.


Montreal Telegraph envelope
Telegram of 15 December 1876, image courtesy of Triple S Postal History.
Click image to see listing.

Sale 47 Lot 2453
Montreal Telegraph Company, embossed illustrated Zeus cameo corner card. 1860 use in red.
Courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

 

 

Here is a new link to Canadian Telephone Stamps.


If anyone can provide scans to help with this, I am happy to give appropriate credit.

 

Comments, criticisms, information or suggestions are always welcome.

Contact:     Emale

Please include the word 'Telegraphs' in the subject.

 

Alternatively Yahoo Group Yahoo-Group is a forum.

 

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