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Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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A week ago I attended the Wallsend Stamp Fair — the monthly market for stamp collectors and coin collectors in the Newcastle (NSW) area. This takes place on the third Sunday of the month, from (at least) 10am to 3pm.


Unexpectedly, I came across an interesting page of Canadian Special Delivery stamps.

I had not previously paid any special attention to that postal service, and the stamps that supported it, but I found myself enjoying the variety of issues, and wanting to know more about them.

So, I applied my own frequent advice to others: "Collect what you like". I bought a good selection from that page, and thereby started a new small collection :D

In the week that has followed, I've been busy learning more, and adding to my collection with online purchases.

Consequently, I've decided to start this new thread, to share my enjoyment of these items.

Welcome to the thread for
Canadian Special Delivery Stamps and Covers

Canada, 1930: Special Delivery 20¢ (SG S10, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: Special Delivery 20¢ (SG S10, Sc E4)
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Let's begin with an introduction to the basic, "face-different" Canadian Special Delivery stamps.

Canada Special Delivery
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Canada Type S1<br />Special Delivery in Oval<br />1898–1920<br />(SG S1–S3, Sc E1)
Canada Type S1
Special Delivery in Oval
1898–1920
(SG S1–S3, Sc E1)
Canada Type S2<br />Curved Twenty Cents Text<br />1922<br />(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada Type S2
Curved Twenty Cents Text
1922
(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada Type S3<br />Arched Window on Mail Carriers<br />1927<br />(SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada Type S3
Arched Window on Mail Carriers
1927
(SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada Type S4<br />Straight Special Delivery Exprès Text<br />1930-1932<br />(SG S6-S7, Sc E4-E5)
Canada Type S4
Straight Special Delivery Exprès Text
1930-1932
(SG S6-S7, Sc E4-E5)
Canada Type S5<br />Allegory of Progress<br />1935<br />(SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada Type S5
Allegory of Progress
1935
(SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada Type S6.1<br />Arms in Oval (Green)<br />1938-1939<br />(SG S9, Sc E7)<br />(SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada Type S6.1
Arms in Oval (Green)
1938-1939
(SG S9, Sc E7)
(SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada Type S6.2<br />Arms in Oval (Red)<br />1938-1939<br />(SG S10, Sc E8)
Canada Type S6.2
Arms in Oval (Red)
1938-1939
(SG S10, Sc E8)
Canada Type S7<br />10¢ Surcharge<br />1939<br />(SG S11, Sc E9)
Canada Type S7
10¢ Surcharge
1939
(SG S11, Sc E9)
Canada Type S8<br />Arms in Shield with Flags<br />1942<br />(SG S12, Sc E10)
Canada Type S8
Arms in Shield with Flags
1942
(SG S12, Sc E10)
Canada Type S9.1<br />Plane Flying to Left (16¢)<br />1942-1943<br />(SG S13, Sc CE1)
Canada Type S9.1
Plane Flying to Left (16¢)
1942-1943
(SG S13, Sc CE1)
Canada Type S9.2<br />Plane Flying to Left (17¢)<br />1942-1943<br />(SG S14, Sc CE2)
Canada Type S9.2
Plane Flying to Left (17¢)
1942-1943
(SG S14, Sc CE2)
Canada Type S10<br />Arms in Shield with Leaves<br />1946<br />(SG S15, Sc E11)
Canada Type S10
Arms in Shield with Leaves
1946
(SG S15, Sc E11)
Canada Type S11<br />Plane Flying to Right<br />1946<br />(SG S16-S17, Sc CE3)
Canada Type S11
Plane Flying to Right
1946
(SG S16-S17, Sc CE3)
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Those are all the Special Delivery stamp types issued by Canada.
Some types have variations with fine distinctions, which require great attention to detail in order to distinguish.
They will be discussed in future posts in this thread.

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The header I proposed for this thread didn't include "1930s" for a good reason — the second post of this thread shows that in fact the period in which Canada's special delivery stamps were being issued was 1898–1946. The special delivery service continued beyond 1946, and the full time period is intended to be covered in this thread.
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Let's look at some used examples of Canada's first special delivery stamps (Type S1)

Canada Special Delivery 1898–1920 (SG S1–S3, Sc E1)
Used examples with duplex cancels, circular date stamps, etc
Triple ring, cancel date: 20 Sep 1906<br />1
Triple ring, cancel date: 20 Sep 1906
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5


Catalogued versions
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My 2018 edition of Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1970 lists Type S1 in three colour versions:
S1 — 10¢ blue-green (28.6.98)
S2 — 10¢ deep green (12.13)
S3 — 10¢ yellowish green (8.20)
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The used stamps shown here are items I now own, but I've purchased them online, and they haven't yet arrived in my PO Box. These eBay images have a range of "green" shades, and I'm reluctant to make any decisions about the shade of any one of them until I see it in natural light in my hand ;) The clearly dated example [1] is rather bluish, but every one of these images appears to be a different shade.

However, it's clear from the last pair, in a single image [5], that the two shades are different — the right stamp is darker and the left stamp is more "yellowish" (despite the staining of perforations at the top). That doesn't readily accord with the SG listing...

/RogerE :D

Post script: Here's another eBay group, bravely described as E1 — "Different shades & cancels" :D
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Canada, special delivery E1 — &quot;Different shades &amp; cancels&quot;
Canada, special delivery E1 — "Different shades & cancels"
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Looking at multiples of the Type S1 special delivery stamp of Canada adds to our understanding.

Canada, 1898: Special delivery, strip of 3 with top margin<br />Plate number [O]TTAWA 1
Canada, 1898: Special delivery, strip of 3 with top margin
Plate number [O]TTAWA 1
The marginal inscription above the middle stamp is quite unclear.
It has the appearance of an "overprinted" number, looking like 90
(with the 9 truncated top and bottom), then ≥ 496 over earlier characters.
There are two fragmented horizontal lines of colour in the margin,
approximately in line with the top and the bottom of ≥ 496.
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Another multiple of Type S1 with top margin plate number:

Canada, 1898: Special delivery, block of 4 with top margin<br />Plate number [O]TTAWA 1<br />(Reflection on transparent cover, bottom right)
Canada, 1898: Special delivery, block of 4 with top margin
Plate number [O]TTAWA 1
(Reflection on transparent cover, bottom right)
The "overprinted" number appears to be the same as in the strip of 3 above.
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Two more marginal examples of the Type S1 special delivery stamp of Canada.
These appear to conform to the colour descriptions of SG S1 and S3.

Canada, Type S1 special delivery:<br />Upper right corner, MNH <br />&quot;Yellowish green&quot; (SG S3, Sc E1)
Canada, Type S1 special delivery:
Upper right corner, MNH
"Yellowish green" (SG S3, Sc E1)
Canada, Type S1, special delivery<br />Lower marginal single, MNH<br />&quot;Blue green&quot; (SG S1, Sc E1)
Canada, Type S1, special delivery
Lower marginal single, MNH
"Blue green" (SG S1, Sc E1)
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Examples of on cover usage of the Type S1 special delivery stamp of Canada — real postal and social history.
On cover usages of SG S1 = Sc E1, properly meeting a need for urgent delivery of a commercial or personal message.


Business to business urgent correspondence
Canada, special delivery cover, 3 Jul 1904<br />Advertising cover, business to business,<br />St John, New Brunswick, to Halifax, Nova Scotia <br />Postage 2¢, plus special delivery 10¢<br />(SG 175, S1)
Canada, special delivery cover, 3 Jul 1904
Advertising cover, business to business,
St John, New Brunswick, to Halifax, Nova Scotia
Postage 2¢, plus special delivery 10¢
(SG 175, S1)
It seems likely that this was an urgent request. from a clothing business in St John,
for cloth or already assembled clothing items from a business in Halifax.
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Mourning cover sent urgently

Canada, mourning cover, 27 Jan 1902<br />Leamington to Copper Cliff, Ontario<br />Postage 2¢, plus special delivery 10¢<br />(SG 155b, S1)
Canada, mourning cover, 27 Jan 1902
Leamington to Copper Cliff, Ontario
Postage 2¢, plus special delivery 10¢
(SG 155b, S1)
Reverse of mourning cover<br />Forwarding double ring datestamp, Toronto 28 Jan 1902<br />Arrival date stamp, Copper Cliff, 29 Jan 1902
Reverse of mourning cover
Forwarding double ring datestamp, Toronto 28 Jan 1902
Arrival date stamp, Copper Cliff, 29 Jan 1902
Sender's intention was to convey condolences as speedily as possible.
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Let's now look at some mint examples of Canada's second special delivery stamps (Type S2)

Canada Special Delivery 1922 (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)<br />Marginal example from top row of sheet<br />(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)
Marginal example from top row of sheet
(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)<br />Marginal example from leftmost column of sheet<br />(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)
Marginal example from leftmost column of sheet
(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)<br />Block of four column (SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)
Block of four column (SG S4, Sc E2)


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Canada Special Delivery 1922 (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Catalogued versions
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My 2018 edition of Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1970 lists Type S1 in just one colour version, but adds a footnote about two varieties:
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S4 — 20¢ carmine-red (21.8.1922)
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No. S4 exists in two slightly different sizes due to the use of "wet" or "dry" printing processes.
Until the end of December 1922, all Canadian stamps were produced by the"wet" method of
recess-printing, in which the paper was dampened before printing, dried and the gummed.
In late December 1922 the Canadian Bank Note Co. began to use the "dry" process, in which
the paper was gummed before printing... "Dry" printings have a sharper appearance and can
often be found with a degree of embossing showing on the reverse. Stamps from "wet' printings
shrink during drying and are narrower than "dry" examples. In many cases the differences can
be as great as 0.5 mm.

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Here are paired examples:
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)<br />Two examples: left example has measurably wider print area than right example,<br />so left = &quot;dry&quot; print, right = &quot;wet&quot; print<br />(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)
Two examples: left example has measurably wider print area than right example,
so left = "dry" print, right = "wet" print
(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)<br />Two examples: left example has measurably wider print area than right example,<br />so left = &quot;dry&quot; print, right = &quot;wet&quot; print<br />(SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery (Type S2)
Two examples: left example has measurably wider print area than right example,
so left = "dry" print, right = "wet" print
(SG S4, Sc E2)
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With two stamps in the same image, we can compare the widths and confidently deduce that the left examples of the pairs are "dry" prints, and the right examples are "wet" prints. However, the colours in the two images differ markedly, and cannot be relied up. Examining examples directly, in natural light, will be required to determine shade.

The stamps are line perforated, as can be clearly seen in the block of four in the previous post — the horizontal and vertical lines of perforations cross imperfectly. Consequently the overall size of these stamps can vary considerably. To identify "dry" and "wet" printings, the size of the printed image is the determining feature, not the overall size.

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Canada Special Delivery 1922 (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Let's now look at some used examples. Cancels include circular date stamps, duplex cancels and rectangular cancels. Note that multiple circular date stamp strikes are included.
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Readable date stamps
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Type S2 Special delivery examples<br />with readable date stasmps
Type S2 Special delivery examples
with readable date stasmps


Trimmed or imperforate margin?
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This used example has no perforations on the left, and it has considerable width beyond the printed design.
However, its left edge looks uneven, suggesting trimming rather than a guillotined sheet edge. What is it?
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X
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16cent special delivery express air stamp used on cover for first through flight Vancouver to Halifax ,mailed 1st July 1944 . Halifax arrival mark for 3rd July on reverse. Wartime “dumb” cancel used.
Believe only a few covers were flown on this particular flight.
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Canada Special Delivery 1922 (SG S4, Sc E2a)
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Now we look at some on cover usages, showing the stamps serving their intended purpose, once again real postal and social history.


Special delivery personal correspondence
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Canada, Special delivery cover, personal correspondence<br />5 Apr 1926, duplex cancels, St Thomas to Belleville, Ontario<br />Postage 3¢ (SG 204, Sc 109), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a)<br />Special delivery cancelled twice with the St John duplex!
Canada, Special delivery cover, personal correspondence
5 Apr 1926, duplex cancels, St Thomas to Belleville, Ontario
Postage 3¢ (SG 204, Sc 109), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a)
Special delivery cancelled twice with the St John duplex!
Note: The special delivery stamp has a straight edge on the right,
appropriately tied to the cover by the barred oval of the duplex cancel.
This lends credibility to the left side straight edge example in the previous post.


Special delivery, personal correspondence to business
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Canada, Special delivery cover, personal to business<br />4 Jul 1929, circular date stamps, Mansonville tp Montreal, Québec<br />Postage 2¢ (SG 276, Sc 150), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a) with cork cancel
Canada, Special delivery cover, personal to business
4 Jul 1929, circular date stamps, Mansonville tp Montreal, Québec
Postage 2¢ (SG 276, Sc 150), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a) with cork cancel
Back of above cover: arrival date stamp Montreal, 5 Jul 1929
Back of above cover: arrival date stamp Montreal, 5 Jul 1929


Special delivery, business correspondence to business
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Canada, Special delivery cover, business to business<br />11am 22 Jul 1930, Montreal duplex cancels, to Kennebunkport, Maine<br />Postage 2¢ (SG 290, Sc 180), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a)<br />Violet handstamps: Special delivery (one line)<br />and Special delivery/Livraison spéciale (two lines); <br />red typescript Special Delivery
Canada, Special delivery cover, business to business
11am 22 Jul 1930, Montreal duplex cancels, to Kennebunkport, Maine
Postage 2¢ (SG 290, Sc 180), Special delivery 20¢ (SG S4, Sc E2a)
Violet handstamps: Special delivery (one line)
and Special delivery/Livraison spéciale (two lines);
red typescript Special Delivery
Back of above cover: <br />Forwarding duplex, Montreal, 2pm 22 Jul 1930<br />Arrival cds, Kennebunkport, 1.30pm 23 Jul [1930]
Back of above cover:
Forwarding duplex, Montreal, 2pm 22 Jul 1930
Arrival cds, Kennebunkport, 1.30pm 23 Jul [1930]
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RogerE wrote: 03 Aug 2022 00:24
Trimmed or imperforate margin?
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This used example has no perforations on the left, and it has considerable width beyond the printed design.
However, its left edge looks uneven, suggesting trimming rather than a guillotined sheet edge. What is it?


Image
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/RogerE :D
The 2017 Unitrade Canada Specialized Catalogue has a note with its listing of this stamp:

"Sheets of E2 were perforated between panes, not guillotined."

According to that, your stamp is damaged.

However you show another with a straight edge on cover, and that one looks OK too. This special delivery stamp was current with Canada's Admiral stamps and most of those were printed in sheets of 400, which were then guillotined into 4 panes of 100 stamps. So there were straight edges on Canadian stamps at this time.

The left straight edge looks OK too -- they were slightly rough. In fact, when people trim the perfs off a large straight edge to make an imperforate stamp (there were 3 Admirals issued imperf), the presence of a rough straight edge is evidence of the tampering.

I don't know what to make of the Canada Specialized note quoted above.
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AdmiralCollector wrote: 03 Aug 2022 02:41
RogerE wrote: 03 Aug 2022 00:24
Trimmed or imperforate margin?
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This used example has no perforations on the left, and it has considerable width beyond the printed design.
However, its left edge looks uneven, suggesting trimming rather than a guillotined sheet edge. What is it?
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Image
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/RogerE :D
The Unitrade Canada Specialized Catalogue has a note with its listing of this stamp:

"Sheets of E2 were perforated between panes, not guillotined."

So your stamp is damaged.
Thanks for that information AdmiralCollector — I don't have access to the Unitrade Catalogue.
Hmm, not necessarily damaged — it might have been at the leftmost edge of the left pane.
Look at the example with straightedge on the right, used on the 1926 cover to Belleville, shown above.
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I think you were typing your response while I was editing mine.
Look at my response again.
Sorry for the confusion.
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The book "Canada Special Delivery", compiled by G.H. Davis (1991) states for the second issue:

"Plate Size: 100 subjects (10x10)
Pane Size: 50 subjects (5x10). The 50 subject sheets were created by cutting the 100 subject plate sized sheets between the 5th and 6th stamps (See Figure 17). However, plate blocks are known with perforations between the 5th and 6th stamps (See Figure18)."

The two figures show that sometimes there is a straight edge between the two panes, but sometimes there is perforation.

Your two straight edge copies would have come from the left edge of the right pane.

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Frank_King wrote: 03 Aug 2022 04:49 The book "Canada Special Delivery", compiled by G.H. Davis (1991) states for the second issue:

"Plate Size: 100 subjects (10x10)
Pane Size: 50 subjects (5x10). The 50 subject sheets were created by cutting the 100 subject plate sized sheets between the 5th and 6th stamps (See Figure 17). However, plate blocks are known with perforations between the 5th and 6th stamps (See Figure18)."

The two figures show that sometimes there is a straight edge between the two panes, but sometimes there is perforation.

Your two straight edge copies would have come from the left edge of the right pane.

Jan
Thank you. Since this morning I emailed a friend in Nova Scotia and got the same info as in your reply above. In addition, he sent me a scan of Figures 17 and 18 (see below).
What you don't come up with when you dig a bit deeper than the standard catalogue !
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Thank you AdmiralCollector and Frank_King for your input. The understanding of the straight-edge examples of Canadian Type S2 special delivery stamps has been much advanced(*) by your contributions, especially those two black-and-white images from
C.H. Davis, Canada Special Delivery (1991)
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Unfortunately I don't currently have access to that book. I hope that readers who do have access will share further quotes or images when they become relevant to future posts in this thread. There might even be enlightening information to share on other posts already in this thread, such as the curious "overprint imprint" adjacent to the plate number of the Type S1 issue, shown in
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=99937&start=3
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(*)Footnote: Even though we now know much more about straight-edge examples, there will always be more to learn on any such topic, so let's keep our eyes and minds open to the possibility of further advances in our understanding. For example: to separate panes, were sheets more often guillotined or perforated? Why were both separation methods used, rather than just one or the other? And so on. Definitive answers to such questions might never be known, but who knows what might turn up?
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RogerE wrote: 03 Aug 2022 13:45
Unfortunately I don't currently have access to that book.
I don't have it in my philatelic library either.
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Canada Special Delivery 1927 (Type S3)
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Canada, 1927: Special delivery 20¢<br />commemorating diamond anniversary of Confederation<br />(SG S5; Sc E3)
Canada, 1927: Special delivery 20¢
commemorating diamond anniversary of Confederation
(SG S5; Sc E3)
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This special delivery stamp commemorated the 60th anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1867).
It shows a window onto the evolution of mail-carrying during that period.


Some mint multiples:
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Canada, 1927:  Special delivery, block of four<br />(SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, block of four
(SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada, 1927:  Special delivery, block of twenty (5x4)<br />(SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, block of twenty (5x4)
(SG S5, Sc E3)
An interesting marginal single
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Canada, 1927: Special delivery 20¢, <br />top marginal single (SG S5, Sc E3)
Canada, 1927: Special delivery 20¢,
top marginal single (SG S5, Sc E3)
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As usual, colour variations in these images are probably not quite accurate, but influenced by the scanning and publishing technology used.

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Canada Special Delivery 1927 (Type S3)
(SG S5, Sc E3)

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Some used examples:
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Canada, 1927: Special delivery, duplex cancel
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, duplex cancel
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, duplex cancel
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, duplex cancel
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, circle R registration cancel
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, circle R registration cancel


Plate block of four, cancelled:
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Canada, 1927: Special delivery, plate block of four, two circular cancels (faked cancels?)
Canada, 1927: Special delivery, plate block of four, two circular cancels (faked cancels?)
Although this multiple is in relatively poor condition, and the cancellations are
probably contrived, it still shows the configuration details of the plate number.
Incidentally, the left edge of the selvedge appears to be slightly wavy, reminding
us of an earlier discussion about straight-edge examples of Type S2 stamps.
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Some more examples of Canada's second special delivery stamps (Type S2)

Canada Special Delivery 1922 (SG S4, Sc E2)
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A mint pair, where the right hand stamp appears to have print image smaller in height than the left hand stamp. This suggests a "wet" print (right) adjacent to a "dry" print (left). Surely that's not feasible, is it‽

On second thoughts, the horizontal alignment of the two stamp impressions is imperfect, but a careful size comparison seems to confirm that the print images are the same size after all!
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Canada, 1922: Horizontal pair, Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Horizontal pair, Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Next, a mint single from the top row, with adjacent selvedge numbered 949-B.
The selvedge appears to have a number 1 at the left, suggesting the end of a plate number inscription.

On second thoughts about this item, the imprint pieces shown as Fig.17 and Fig. 18 in
C.H. Davis, Canada Special Delivery (1991)
confirm that this is stamp (1, 6) = row 1, column 6, and the selvedge contains the "second half" of the imprint.
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=99937&start=15
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Canada, 1922: Upper marginal single, Special delivery, selvedge text 949-B (SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Upper marginal single, Special delivery, selvedge text 949-B (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Finally, a used example with a spectacular cancel — is this some kind of roller cancel? Any knowledgeable comments welcome!
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Canada, 1922: Special delivery with heavy barred roller cancel(?) (SG S4, Sc E2)
Canada, 1922: Special delivery with heavy barred roller cancel(?) (SG S4, Sc E2)
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Canada Special Delivery 1927 (Type S3)
(SG S5, Sc E3)

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Used on cover:
Examples of the 1927 Special Delivery stamp (Type S3) used on cover appear to be uncommon.
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Canada Airmail 1934 AAMC #3411a <br />Fond Du Lac - Fort Chipewyan <br />1927 20¢ Special Delivery (SG S5, Sc E3)<br />Postage pr 3¢ scarlet (SG 343)<br />cds Fond du Lac, 14 June 1934<br />Violet handstamp: Special delivery
Canada Airmail 1934 AAMC #3411a
Fond Du Lac - Fort Chipewyan
1927 20¢ Special Delivery (SG S5, Sc E3)
Postage pr 3¢ scarlet (SG 343)
cds Fond du Lac, 14 June 1934
Violet handstamp: Special delivery
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Canada Special Delivery 1930-1932 (Type S4)
(SG S6-S7, Sc E4)

There are in fact two face-different stamps of Type S4, given distinct numbers (SG S6 and S7) in Stanley Gibbons catalogues, but not afforded that distinction by Scott catalogues (E4).

The distinction is that the stamps issued from 2 Sep 1930 have the face value shown as TWENTY CENTS in the panel at the base of the design (SG S6), while the variant (SG S7) issued from 24 Dec 1932 has the text at the base of the design reduced to CENTS, between scrolls, while the numeral 20 in the two lower corners suffices to specify the value.
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Canada, 1930-1932: 20¢ Special delivery<br />SG S6 (left), SG S7 (right) — both Sc E4
Canada, 1930-1932: 20¢ Special delivery
SG S6 (left), SG S7 (right) — both Sc E4
Canada, 1930-1932: 20¢ Special delivery<br />SG S6 (top), SG S7 (bottom) — both Sc E4
Canada, 1930-1932: 20¢ Special delivery
SG S6 (top), SG S7 (bottom) — both Sc E4
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Let's first look at SG S6.
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S6 = Sc E4 (Type S4)

Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Note that the grave accent on Exprès subtly merges into the machining lines of the design:
Note grave accent on Exprès
Note grave accent on Exprès
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Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery <br />Block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery
Block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery <br />Lower right corner block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery
Lower right corner block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada SG S6 = Sc E4: Part Plate Number single with left margin
Canada SG S6 = Sc E4: Part Plate Number single with left margin
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery <br />Left margin plate number block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery
Left margin plate number block of four (SG S6, Sc E4)
Note that the selvedge in this multiple is much wider than in the part plate number single above
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S6 = Sc E4 (Type S4)
Used examples

Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Duplex cancel, 23 Dec 1930<br />Note part violet handstamp — AIR MAIL (?)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Duplex cancel, 23 Dec 1930
Note part violet handstamp — AIR MAIL (?)
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Duplex cancel, 14 Jul 1931
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Duplex cancel, 14 Jul 1931
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Full cds 29 Apr 1931
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Full cds 29 Apr 1931
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Full cds 3 Nov 1933
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Full cds 3 Nov 1933
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Multiple cds cancels
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Multiple cds cancels
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Multiple cds cancels
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Multiple cds cancels
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Single cds cancel.  Imperforate left side
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Single cds cancel. Imperforate left side
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Roller cancel.  Imperforate left margin.
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Roller cancel. Imperforate left margin.
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Multiple cds, 22 Oct 1934.  Imperforate right side
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Multiple cds, 22 Oct 1934. Imperforate right side
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)<br />Multiple cds, 22 Aug 1936.  Imperforate right side
Canada, 1930: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4)
Multiple cds, 22 Aug 1936. Imperforate right side
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S6 = Sc E4 (Type S4)
On-cover examples


Business to private individual correspondence
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Canada, Special Delivery<br />Cover from Montreal to Schenectady, N.Y.<br />Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 3¢ postage (SG 315, Sc 192)<br />Duplex cancels, 14 Sep 1932<br />Canadian handstamp: Special Delivery/Livraison Spéciale<br />USA handstamp: Fee claimed by office/ Schenectady, N.Y.
Canada, Special Delivery
Cover from Montreal to Schenectady, N.Y.
Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 3¢ postage (SG 315, Sc 192)
Duplex cancels, 14 Sep 1932
Canadian handstamp: Special Delivery/Livraison Spéciale
USA handstamp: Fee claimed by office/ Schenectady, N.Y.
Back of cover: forwarding duplex Bouses Albany, 14 Sep 1932<br />Arrival duplex, Schectady, 16 Sep 1932
Back of cover: forwarding duplex Bouses Albany, 14 Sep 1932
Arrival duplex, Schectady, 16 Sep 1932
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Business to business (Parliamentary) correspondence
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Canada, Special Delivery<br />Cover from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia<br />Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), damaged coil 3¢ postage (SG 293, Sc 167)<br />Circular date stamps, 4 Jul 1932<br />2x Handstamp: Special delivery [typed &quot;Airmail&quot; deleted]
Canada, Special Delivery
Cover from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia
Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), damaged coil 3¢ postage (SG 293, Sc 167)
Circular date stamps, 4 Jul 1932
2x Handstamp: Special delivery [typed "Airmail" deleted]
Sender company imprint on backflap
Sender company imprint on backflap
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Personal correspondence
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Canada, Special Delivery<br />Cover from Innerkip, Ontario to Altadena, California<br />Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 5¢+1¢ airmail (SG 310, 289; Sc C5, 163)<br />Duplex cancels, 5 Mar 1932<br />Handstamps Air Mail; Fee claimed at office/ of first address
Canada, Special Delivery
Cover from Innerkip, Ontario to Altadena, California
Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 5¢+1¢ airmail (SG 310, 289; Sc C5, 163)
Duplex cancels, 5 Mar 1932
Handstamps Air Mail; Fee claimed at office/ of first address
Back of cover: <br />Forwarding duplex cancel, Detroit, 6 Mar 1932<br />Arrival cds, Pasadena, 7 Mar 1932<br />Handstamp AMP Ohio Ill (?), 6 Mar 1932, C.C. Brannan [Forwarding agents?]
Back of cover:
Forwarding duplex cancel, Detroit, 6 Mar 1932
Arrival cds, Pasadena, 7 Mar 1932
Handstamp AMP Ohio Ill (?), 6 Mar 1932, C.C. Brannan [Forwarding agents?]
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Canada, Special Delivery<br />Cover from Rivière-du-Loup to Québec<br />Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 3¢ postage (SG 332, Sc 208 )<br />Circular date stamps, 14 Sep 1934<br />BACK: Québec arrival duplex, 14 Sep 1934<br />Three wax seals
Canada, Special Delivery
Cover from Rivière-du-Loup to Québec
Franked 20¢ Special delivery (SG S6, Sc E4), 3¢ postage (SG 332, Sc 208 )
Circular date stamps, 14 Sep 1934
BACK: Québec arrival duplex, 14 Sep 1934
Three wax seals
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S7 = Sc E4 (Type S4)
Used examples

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Front and back of a mint single SG S7
The ink on the face of the stamp caused the paper immediately below to shrink, producing a debossed image of the stamp design on the gummed side of the stamp.
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Front and back of top right corner plate number block SG S7
Debossed images of the four stamps are clearly visible on the gummed side.
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Hmmm, I made some editing mistakes in the previous post, and was urgently trying to get it straightened out when the dreaded message "You can no longer edit this post" pulled down the curtain... I'll now rebuild it from the start. Here is the intended version. In particular, I correct the Scott catalogue number to Sc E5, equivalent to SG S7.
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S7 = Sc E5 (Type S4)
Mint examples
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Front and back of a mint single SG S7
The ink on the face of the stamp caused the paper immediately beneath the ink to shrink, producing a debossed image of the stamp design on the gummed side of the stamp.
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Front and back of top right corner plate number block SG S7
Debossed images of the four stamps are clearly visible on the gummed side.
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S7 = Sc E5 (Type S4)
Used examples


As usual, the variety of cancellations, including multiple strikes, reflects the relatively large size of the Special Delivery stamps, and the fact that stamps paying postage were placed near them in normal usage.
Canada, 1932: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)<br />Central cds, Hamilton, 21 Sep 1934<br />&quot;Socked on the nose&quot;
Canada, 1932: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)
Central cds, Hamilton, 21 Sep 1934
"Socked on the nose"
2x cds Granby, Québec: date unclear
2x cds Granby, Québec: date unclear
Québec Province date stamp, 27 Apr 1933
Québec Province date stamp, 27 Apr 1933
Duplex cancel
Duplex cancel
Duplex cancel<br />Note the red ink &quot;dribble&quot; on the 0 (right corner value)
Duplex cancel
Note the red ink "dribble" on the 0 (right corner value)
Montreal duplex, 11 Jun 1934
Montreal duplex, 11 Jun 1934
2x cds, Napanee, Ont, 24 Jun 1935<br />Note &quot;jumbo&quot; margin at base
2x cds, Napanee, Ont, 24 Jun 1935
Note "jumbo" margin at base
Multiple duplex cancels, South River, Ont, 23 Aug 1935
Multiple duplex cancels, South River, Ont, 23 Aug 1935
Top: cds, Victoria, B.C., 8 Nov 1934<br />Bottom: duplex, Winnipeg, xx Jan 1934
Top: cds, Victoria, B.C., 8 Nov 1934
Bottom: duplex, Winnipeg, xx Jan 1934
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Once again, it is appropriate to remark that the apparent colour shades are unreliable, no doubt having been influenced by the variety of scanning devices and settings used to create the images.
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Canada Special Delivery 1930: SG S7 = Sc E5 (Type S4)
On-cover examples


Family correspondence
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Canada, Special delivery cover from Montreal to Brooklyn, N.Y.<br />3x Montreal duplex, Station N, 18 Feb 1933<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)<br />3¢ postage KGV (SG 293, Sc 167)<br />Two line violet handstamp Special delivery/ Livraison spéciale
Canada, Special delivery cover from Montreal to Brooklyn, N.Y.
3x Montreal duplex, Station N, 18 Feb 1933
20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)
3¢ postage KGV (SG 293, Sc 167)
Two line violet handstamp Special delivery/ Livraison spéciale
Back: sender in Montreal is wife of addressee in Brooklyn, NY.<br />Montreal duplex, 18 Feb 1933<br />Arrival cds, Brooklyn, N.Y., 19 Feb 1933
Back: sender in Montreal is wife of addressee in Brooklyn, NY.
Montreal duplex, 18 Feb 1933
Arrival cds, Brooklyn, N.Y., 19 Feb 1933


Personal correspondence
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Canada: Registered Special Delivery cover, Vancouver to Winnipeg<br />19 Dec 1935<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)<br />13¢ postage + registration (SG 325, Sc 201)<br />Handstamps: Special delivery<br />Registration: Vancouver B.C., 23950 (machine numbered)
Canada: Registered Special Delivery cover, Vancouver to Winnipeg
19 Dec 1935
20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)
13¢ postage + registration (SG 325, Sc 201)
Handstamps: Special delivery
Registration: Vancouver B.C., 23950 (machine numbered)
Backstamps: 2x Vancouver, 19 Dec 1935<br />Arrival: 2x Winnipeg, 21 Dec 1935<br />Wax seal removed
Backstamps: 2x Vancouver, 19 Dec 1935
Arrival: 2x Winnipeg, 21 Dec 1935
Wax seal removed
Speculation: sender was temporarily in Vancouver hotel, perhaps wishing to confirm
intended arrival in Winnipeg prior to Christmas Day.


Business correspondence
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Special delivery business correspondence within Montreal<br />3x duplex cancels, Station A, Montreal, 20 Feb 1934<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5),<br />2¢ postage (SG 320, Sc 196)
Special delivery business correspondence within Montreal
3x duplex cancels, Station A, Montreal, 20 Feb 1934
20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5),
2¢ postage (SG 320, Sc 196)


International personal correspondence
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Special delivery cover from Victoria, B.C., to Spiez, Switzerland<br />6x cds, Victoria, B.C., 25 Sep 1934<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)<br />Postage 6¢ = 3¢ KGV imprinted postal stationery<br />plus 2¢ New Brunswick (SG 334, Sc 210), 1¢ KGV (SG 319, Sc 195)<br />Trilingual express label (German, French, Italian)
Special delivery cover from Victoria, B.C., to Spiez, Switzerland
6x cds, Victoria, B.C., 25 Sep 1934
20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5)
Postage 6¢ = 3¢ KGV imprinted postal stationery
plus 2¢ New Brunswick (SG 334, Sc 210), 1¢ KGV (SG 319, Sc 195)
Trilingual express label (German, French, Italian)
Back: Spiez arrival cds, 10 Oct 1934
Back: Spiez arrival cds, 10 Oct 1934
Problem: Was the Swiss express label attached by the sender (from a supply he had brought
with him from Switzerland), or was it attached on arrival in Switzerland, to ensure speedy
forwarding to Spiez? (The latter seems likely, though no forwarding backstamp was applied).


Fake cover
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Fake cover: purports to be Special Delivery cover to New Haven, Connecticut.<br />(1) The 20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5) would need to be accompanied <br />by payment for postage — the special delivery fee did not include postage.<br />(2) The Special delivery stamp shows parts of 3x duplex cancel, but the cancels <br />are solely on the stamp, none tying it to the cover, and no strikes anywhere on the cover.<br />(3) No handling marks to indicate special delivery service, no collection of fees on arrival, <br />and no back-stamping of arrival date and time.
Fake cover: purports to be Special Delivery cover to New Haven, Connecticut.
(1) The 20¢ Special delivery (SG S7, Sc E5) would need to be accompanied
by payment for postage — the special delivery fee did not include postage.
(2) The Special delivery stamp shows parts of 3x duplex cancel, but the cancels
are solely on the stamp, none tying it to the cover, and no strikes anywhere on the cover.
(3) No handling marks to indicate special delivery service, no collection of fees on arrival,
and no back-stamping of arrival date and time.
This cover is contrived, evidently showing a used special delivery stamp soaked off a "real" cover,
and added to this addressed cover which has seen no postal service. The duplex cancels have
clearly not been applied to the stamp after it was added to this cover.

Reason for fake: deception of unwary collector, since [proper] usage on cover
is more desirable than collection of loose stamp.
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Canada Special Delivery 1935: SG S8 = Sc E6 (Type S5)
Subject: Allegory of Progress
Mint examples

Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery Type S5 (SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery Type S5 (SG S8, Sc E6)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH single with left selvedge (from right half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH single with left selvedge (from right half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH vertical pair
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH vertical pair
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH block of four with right selvedge (from left half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH block of four with right selvedge (from left half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH block of four with left selvedge (from left half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH block of four with left selvedge (from left half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH lower  right corner block of four (from right half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH lower right corner block of four (from right half of press sheet)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH lower left corner block of four (from left half of press sheet)<br />side selvedge inscribed No. 1 516
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH lower left corner block of four (from left half of press sheet)
side selvedge inscribed No. 1 516
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH 5x5 upper half sheet from right half of press sheet; <br />plate number imprint in top selvedge
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH 5x5 upper half sheet from right half of press sheet;
plate number imprint in top selvedge
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH 10x5 full sheet from left half of press sheet
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, MNH 10x5 full sheet from left half of press sheet


As usual, I suggest that the colour shades of these images are unreliable, being significantly dependent on scanner settings and posting software.

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Nice thread here about these stamps.

So far I have not seen mention that the first special delivery stamp exists with cross-hatched shading in the value tablet, and no shading (only horizontal lines) in the value tablet. These varieties are listed in the Unitrade Canada Specizled Catalogue.
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Canada Special Delivery 1935: SG S8 = Sc E6 (Type S5)
Subject: Allegory of Progress
Used examples

Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />cds Copper Creek, Ont., 17 Feb 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
cds Copper Creek, Ont., 17 Feb 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />2x duplex Montreal, 18 Nov 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
2x duplex Montreal, 18 Nov 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />cds Hamilton, 27 Jul 25(?)<br />Error setting for year — probably should be 1935.
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
cds Hamilton, 27 Jul 25(?)
Error setting for year — probably should be 1935.
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />cds Vancouver, 21 Jul 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
cds Vancouver, 21 Jul 1937
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />cds Hamilton, 15 Oct 1939
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
cds Hamilton, 15 Oct 1939
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, barred portion of duplex cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, barred portion of duplex cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, barred portion of duplex cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, barred portion of duplex cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />roller cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
roller cancel
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used, <br />block of four, roller cancel, Winnipeg, Man, 17 Mar (year?)
Canada SG S8 = Sc E6, used,
block of four, roller cancel, Winnipeg, Man, 17 Mar (year?)
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AdmiralCollector wrote: 09 Aug 2022 02:32 Nice thread here about these stamps.

So far I have not seen mention that the first special delivery stamp exists with cross-hatched shading in the value tablet, and no shading (only horizontal lines) in the value tablet. These varieties are listed in the Unitrade Canada Specizled Catalogue.
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Ha, you beat me to it. I was waiting to see if there was some follow up for the errors and varieties. :D

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RogerE wrote: 09 Aug 2022 02:37
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Something wrong here: This is not a special delivery stamp. It is the 20c denomination from the 1928-29 "Scroll" Issue, issued Jan 8, 1929. It is Scott / Unitrade #157. The denomination is 20c, and so it may have been issued with the special delivery rate in mind, but it is not inscribed as a Special Delivery stamp.

There is nothing wrong with the date: JUL 27 29 - (not 27 Jul 25 as stated above) - and it is used the same year it was issued. I do not know why you think the year should "probably be 1935."
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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Aaahh! An "obvious mistake" on my part, made at Tue Aug 09, 2022 01:37:17 am. Apologies to all!

I was working late/early(!) to show a selection of used examples of the Canadian Special Delivery stamp Type S5, and was mainly focused on reading the cancellations. Inadvertently, I chose to include a 20¢ stamp of similar colour, size and period to SG S8 = Sc E6. Without paying attention to the design, I went ahead with commentary on its postmark.

Thanks to AdmiralCollector for drawing the mistake to my attention. As noted, the circular date stamp on the item shown is perfectly in order: the stamp was first issued on 8 Jan 1929. (I even managed to misread the "29" in the date stamp as "25"!)

The stamp I mistakenly included in the group is

Canada, 1929: 20¢ Harvesting with horses (SG 63, Sc 157)<br />cds 27 Jul 1929
Canada, 1929: 20¢ Harvesting with horses (SG 63, Sc 157)
cds 27 Jul 1929
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I sourced the image from a current eBay item. I just now found it again on eBay, and it turns out it is wrongly listed there — it was sufficiently late at night that I didn't notice the mismatch between image and description!

Screen shot from eBay search
Screen shot from eBay search
In compensation to viewers, here's another used example of the intended Special delivery stamp ;)

Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery, Allegory of Progress (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />Circular date stamp, La Tuque, P.Q., 9 Mar 36(?)
Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery, Allegory of Progress (SG S8, Sc E6)
Circular date stamp, La Tuque, P.Q., 9 Mar 36(?)
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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Another nice mint multiple of Canada 1935 Special Delivery stamp (SG S8.Sc E6)

Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />2x3 block, top selvedge plate number imprint
Canada, 1935: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)
2x3 block, top selvedge plate number imprint
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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RogerE wrote: 09 Aug 2022 11:13 Aaahh! An "obvious mistake" on my part, made at Tue Aug 09, 2022 01:37:17 am. Apologies to all!

I sourced the image from a current eBay item. I just now found it again on eBay, and it turns out it is wrongly listed there — it was sufficiently late at night that I didn't notice the mismatch between image and description!

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I saw all those wonderful plate pieces and covers, thinking that RogerE must have quite a spectacular collection of Canadian Special Delivery stamps.
Apology accepted.
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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Another subject raised by AdmiralCollector, and librarianc, needs a follow-up.


Varieties of Canada Special Delivery Type S1

AdmiralCollector wrote: 09 Aug 2022 02:32 Nice thread here about these stamps.

So far I have not seen mention that the first special delivery stamp exists with cross-hatched shading in the value tablet, and no shading (only horizontal lines) in the value tablet. These varieties are listed in the Unitrade Canada Specialized Catalogue.
Image...Image
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It seems that this is not a universally accepted variety. My Stanley Gibbons Catalogue of Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1970 (120th edn, 2018) has this note after S1–S3:
The differences between Types I and II (figures "10" with and without shading) formerly illustrated were due to wear of the plate. There was only one die.


Some examples
Here are examples which apparently show a gradual transition of the shading.
Arguably, the two images shown in the Unitrade listing are at the extremes of what the note in Stanley Gibbons regards as a result of gradual wearing. "Intermediate" states cannot easily be matched with one or other of the two extremes shown by Unitrade.

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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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Canada Special Delivery 1935: SG S8 = Sc E6 (Type S5)
Subject: Allegory of Progress
On-cover usage

Business correspondence of several kinds
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Canada: Special delivery cover Toronto to Victoria,<br />cds Toronto 5 Aug 1937<br />Handstamp SPECIAL DELIVERY<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />6¢ airmail (SG 355, Sc C5)
Canada: Special delivery cover Toronto to Victoria,
cds Toronto 5 Aug 1937
Handstamp SPECIAL DELIVERY
20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)
6¢ airmail (SG 355, Sc C5)
Back of above cover<br />Arrival cds Victoria, B.C., 7 Aug 1937
Back of above cover
Arrival cds Victoria, B.C., 7 Aug 1937
Canada: Special delivery cover Hamilton to Belleville, Ontario<br />3x cds Hamilton, 5 Jun 1936<br />Handstamp SPECIAL DELIVERY<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />3¢ postage (SG 321, Sc 205)
Canada: Special delivery cover Hamilton to Belleville, Ontario
3x cds Hamilton, 5 Jun 1936
Handstamp SPECIAL DELIVERY
20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)
3¢ postage (SG 321, Sc 205)
Back of above cover<br />Arrival duplex, Belleville, Ont., 5 Jun 1936
Back of above cover
Arrival duplex, Belleville, Ont., 5 Jun 1936
Canada: Special delivery cover Swan River to Winnipeg, Manitoba<br />4x cds Swan River, 27 Jun 1938<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />3¢ postage (SG 359, Sc 233)
Canada: Special delivery cover Swan River to Winnipeg, Manitoba
4x cds Swan River, 27 Jun 1938
20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)
3¢ postage (SG 359, Sc 233)
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Private correspondence
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Canada, Special delivery cover Halifax to Montreal<br />3x  duplex Halifax 29 Apr 1936<br />20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)<br />3¢ postage (SG 293, Sc 167)
Canada, Special delivery cover Halifax to Montreal
3x duplex Halifax 29 Apr 1936
20¢ Special delivery (SG S8, Sc E6)
3¢ postage (SG 293, Sc 167)
Arrival backstamp, Montreal 30 Apr 1936
Arrival backstamp, Montreal 30 Apr 1936
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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The roller cancel shown on an example of SG S4 = Sc E2 appears to be of similar to two cancels I have found on 1897 Diamond Jubilee examples: 20¢ (SG 133, Sc 58 ) and $2 (SG 137, Sc 62) :
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Canada, 1897: 20¢ Jubilee (SG 133, Sc 58)<br />Roller cancel, Union Stn, Toronto 2
Canada, 1897: 20¢ Jubilee (SG 133, Sc 58)
Roller cancel, Union Stn, Toronto 2
Canada, 1897: $2 Jubilee (SG 137, Sc 62)<br />Roller cancel, Union Stn, Toronto 1
Canada, 1897: $2 Jubilee (SG 137, Sc 62)
Roller cancel, Union Stn, Toronto 1
Canada, 1922: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2)<br />Roller cancel, [Office?] 6 or 9?
Canada, 1922: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2)
Roller cancel, [Office?] 6 or 9?
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Based on the face values of the Jubilee stamps, I assume that such roller cancels were used for parcel post...

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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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The 1938–39 Special Delivery stamps of Canada have the same "Arms in Oval" design (Type S6), but the colours immediately distinguish the two denominations:

Canada, Special Delivery, Type S6<br />Left: 10¢ green (1939) — Type S6.1<br />Right: 20¢ red (1938) — Type S6.2
Canada, Special Delivery, Type S6
Left: 10¢ green (1939) — Type S6.1
Right: 20¢ red (1938) — Type S6.2
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Let's first look at the 10¢ green for the next few posts.
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Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S9 = Sc E7 (Type S6.1)
Subject: Arms in Oval
Mint examples

Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery<br />Arms in oval (Type S6.1)<br />SG S9 = Sc E7
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery
Arms in oval (Type S6.1)
SG S9 = Sc E7
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery<br />Block of four, MNH (SG S9, Sc E7)
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery
Block of four, MNH (SG S9, Sc E7)
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Vertical pair with right hand selvedge,<br />from column 5 of left hand half of press sheet
SG S9 = Sc E7
Vertical pair with right hand selvedge,
from column 5 of left hand half of press sheet
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Plate block of four, from middle of row 10, with selvedge at base
SG S9 = Sc E7
Plate block of four, from middle of row 10, with selvedge at base
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Lower left corner Plate Block<br />from left hand half of press sheet<br />Left marginal text No.-1  1356
SG S9 = Sc E7
Lower left corner Plate Block
from left hand half of press sheet
Left marginal text No.-1 1356
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Lower left corner 2x3 Plate Block
SG S9 = Sc E7
Lower left corner 2x3 Plate Block
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Lower right corner Plate Block<br />from right hand half of press sheet
SG S9 = Sc E7
Lower right corner Plate Block
from right hand half of press sheet
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Lower left corner 2x3 block<br />from left hand half of press sheet.<br />Note part of indicator arrow head in lower right corner (guillotine guide)
SG S9 = Sc E7
Lower left corner 2x3 block
from left hand half of press sheet.
Note part of indicator arrow head in lower right corner (guillotine guide)
SG S9 = Sc E7<br />Block of 10, lower two rows 2x5 sith plate number,<br />from right hand half of press sheet.
SG S9 = Sc E7
Block of 10, lower two rows 2x5 sith plate number,
from right hand half of press sheet.


As usual, I suggest that the colour shades of these images are unreliable, being significantly dependent on scanner settings and posting software.

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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S9 = Sc E7 (Type S6.1)
Subject: Arms in Oval
An exceptional multiple

Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery<br />Imperforate horizontal pair<br />SG S9var = Sc E7var
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special Delivery
Imperforate horizontal pair
SG S9var = Sc E7var
The 2018 edition of Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1970
has a footnote that imperforate pairs exist and values MNH pairs at £800.
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Re: Canadian 1898–1946 ''Special Delivery'' Stamps and Covers

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RogerE wrote: 09 Aug 2022 13:05 Another subject raised by AdmiralCollector, and librarianc, needs a follow-up.


Varieties of Canada Special Delivery Type S1

AdmiralCollector wrote: 09 Aug 2022 02:32 Nice thread here about these stamps.

So far I have not seen mention that the first special delivery stamp exists with cross-hatched shading in the value tablet, and no shading (only horizontal lines) in the value tablet. These varieties are listed in the Unitrade Canada Specialized Catalogue.
Image...Image
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It seems that this is not a universally accepted variety. My Stanley Gibbons Catalogue of Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840–1970 (120th edn, 2018) has this note after S1–S3:
The differences between Types I and II (figures "10" with and without shading) formerly illustrated were due to wear of the plate. There was only one die.
The fact this difference is due to worn plates does not make them any less collectible.

I have some reservations about the worn plate idea simply because no other part of the stamp design shows a similar amount of wearing.
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More discussion of "varieties" of Canada Special Delivery Type S1
AdmiralCollector wrote:The fact this difference is due to worn plates does not make them any less collectible.

I have some reservations about the worn plate idea simply because no other part of the stamp design shows a similar amount of wearing.
Good points, thank you. I was already not quite convinced about the "plate wear" explanation offered in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue quote. AdmiralCollector's point about the lack of "similar amount of wearing" elsewhere in the design is persuasive. On the other hand, the sequence of "intermediate states" of the value tablets that I showed earlier makes the viewpoint that there are "just two extreme states" seem to be too simplistic.
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=99937&start=38
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Discussion of cancel on Canada Special Delivery Type S2
By the way, I'm also hoping for comment(s), by knowledgeable collectors of Canadian stamps, about the roller cancel I showed on this stamp:
Canada, 1922: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2) with roller cancel
Canada, 1922: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S4, Sc E2) with roller cancel
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=99937&start=40
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I've proposed that the roller cancel indicates that this stamp was used for parcel post.
Now I'm prepared to add the conjecture that its cancel is "WINNIPEG 6". Comments?

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RogerE wrote: 11 Aug 2022 13:34 More discussion of "varieties" of Canada Special Delivery Type S1
AdmiralCollector wrote:The fact this difference is due to worn plates does not make them any less collectible.

I have some reservations about the worn plate idea simply because no other part of the stamp design shows a similar amount of wearing.
Good points, thank you. I was already not quite convinced about the "plate wear" explanation offered in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue quote. AdmiralCollector's point about the lack of "similar amount of wearing" elsewhere in the design is persuasive. On the other hand, the sequence of "intermediate states" of the value tablets that I showed earlier makes the viewpoint that there are "just two extreme states" seem to be too simplistic.

/RogerE :D
Here is a photo of 2 Edward VII stamps -- one without plate wear, the other with plate wear. You will see the wear does not limit itself to a small select part of the stamp design. I have not researched the 10c special delivery stamp, but I do know, that all printed sources attribute the differences to plate wear . . .
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Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S9 = Sc E7 (Type S6.1)
Subject: Arms in Oval
Used examples

Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />used, two faint cds strikes, Leamington, Ont.
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
used, two faint cds strikes, Leamington, Ont.
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />part cds Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
part cds Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />cds Montreal, P.Q., 8 May 1939
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
cds Montreal, P.Q., 8 May 1939
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />cds Sarnia, Ont, 15 Jun 1939
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
cds Sarnia, Ont, 15 Jun 1939
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />2x cds Midland, Ont, 4 Jul 1941
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
2x cds Midland, Ont, 4 Jul 1941
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />used, barred section of duplex cancel
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
used, barred section of duplex cancel
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />used, light machine cancel
Canada, 1939: 10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
used, light machine cancel
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Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S9 = Sc E7 (Type S6.1)
Subject: Arms in Oval
On-cover examples


Personal correspondence
Niagara Falls, Ont to Ashland, Ohio: special delivery cover<br />Machine cancel, Niagara Falls, 6 Mar 1942<br />Manuscript: SPECIAL DELIVERY<br />3¢ KGVI postage (SG 359, Sc 233)<br />10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />Two line hand stamp: Fee Claimed at Office /of First Address
Niagara Falls, Ont to Ashland, Ohio: special delivery cover
Machine cancel, Niagara Falls, 6 Mar 1942
Manuscript: SPECIAL DELIVERY
3¢ KGVI postage (SG 359, Sc 233)
10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
Two line hand stamp: Fee Claimed at Office /of First Address
Back of cover<br />Canadian Foreign Exchange Control label 18-7-41<br />cds Niagara Falls, 6 Mar 1942<br />Hand stamp: Passed for Export <br />Purple receiver: cds Ashland, 7 Mar 1942
Back of cover
Canadian Foreign Exchange Control label 18-7-41
cds Niagara Falls, 6 Mar 1942
Hand stamp: Passed for Export
Purple receiver: cds Ashland, 7 Mar 1942
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University personal correspondence
Canada, special delivery, Toronto to Vancouver<br />Machine cancel: Toronto, 9 Dec 1941<br />cds Vancouver, 10 Dec 1941<br />Hand stamp SPECIAL DELIVERY<br />6¢ air mail (SG 371, Sc C6), marginal example<br />10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />Special delivery tied by Toronto roller cancel
Canada, special delivery, Toronto to Vancouver
Machine cancel: Toronto, 9 Dec 1941
cds Vancouver, 10 Dec 1941
Hand stamp SPECIAL DELIVERY
6¢ air mail (SG 371, Sc C6), marginal example
10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
Special delivery tied by Toronto roller cancel
Detail of back of cover
Detail of back of cover
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Hotel personal correspondence
Toronto, Canada to New York City, USA: Special delivery<br />Hotel advertising cover (rough condition)<br />3x cds Toronto, 5 Nov 1940<br />Hand stamp: SPECIAL DELIVERY<br />Faint hand stamp: fee collected at office of first address<br />3¢ postage KGVI (SG 359, Sc 233)<br />10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
Toronto, Canada to New York City, USA: Special delivery
Hotel advertising cover (rough condition)
3x cds Toronto, 5 Nov 1940
Hand stamp: SPECIAL DELIVERY
Faint hand stamp: fee collected at office of first address
3¢ postage KGVI (SG 359, Sc 233)
10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
Question: Why are there many special delivery covers sent in hotel covers? This appears to indicate
some social conditions that existed in the era. Can a knowledgeable reader shed light on the phenomenon?
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Philatelic use
Canada, 1939: Special delivery, first day cover<br />3x cds Montreal, 1 Apr 1939<br />Local postage (self addressed?)<br />Two line hand stamp: SPECIAL DELIVERY / LIVRAISON SPECIALE<br />10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7), first day of issue<br />2¢ KGVI postage (SG 358, Sc 232)
Canada, 1939: Special delivery, first day cover
3x cds Montreal, 1 Apr 1939
Local postage (self addressed?)
Two line hand stamp: SPECIAL DELIVERY / LIVRAISON SPECIALE
10¢ Special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7), first day of issue
2¢ KGVI postage (SG 358, Sc 232)
Hamilton, Canada to Adelaide, Australia: <br />4x cds Toronto, 4 Apr 1939 — NOT first day of issue of special delivery stamp<br />Cover cachet for First Day use, but that should have been 1 Apr 1939.<br />10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)<br />3¢ KGV coil (SG 315, Sc 207)<br />3¢ on 2¢ KGV (SG 314a, Sc 191)
Hamilton, Canada to Adelaide, Australia:
4x cds Toronto, 4 Apr 1939 — NOT first day of issue of special delivery stamp
Cover cachet for First Day use, but that should have been 1 Apr 1939.
10¢ special delivery (SG S9, Sc E7)
3¢ KGV coil (SG 315, Sc 207)
3¢ on 2¢ KGV (SG 314a, Sc 191)
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First, two small "obvious" corrections to commentary on covers in the previous post:
• Hotel personal correspondence: the cds is dated 25 Nov 1940, not 5 Nov 1940.
• Philatelic use covers: on the second cover the cds is from Hamilton, Ont., not Toronto.
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Canada, Type S6 Special Delivery<br />Type S6.1: 10¢ green; Type S6.2: 20¢ red
Canada, Type S6 Special Delivery
Type S6.1: 10¢ green; Type S6.2: 20¢ red
Within Type S6 Special Delivery stamps, we now transition from the 10¢ to the 20¢

Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S10 = Sc E8 (Type S6.2)
Subject: Arms in Oval
Mint examples


As usual, the shades of the images are "unreliable" — they are heavily influenced by the software used.
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Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH single, very well centred
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH single, very well centred
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH single, very well centred
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH single, very well centred
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH single — note slight colour bleed
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH single — note slight colour bleed
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH single, selvedge on left, from col 1, right half of press sheet
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH single, selvedge on left, from col 1, right half of press sheet
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH single, selvedge on right, from col 5, right half of press sheet
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH single, selvedge on right, from col 5, right half of press sheet
4.  Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH block of four, very well centred
4. Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH block of four, very well centred
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH top left corner block of four, left half of press sheet<br />Note marginal rules in top and side selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH top left corner block of four, left half of press sheet
Note marginal rules in top and side selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH bottom left corner block of four, left half of press sheet<br />Note Marginal rule and No. 1  1046 in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH bottom left corner block of four, left half of press sheet
Note Marginal rule and No. 1 1046 in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH bottom left corner block of four, right half of press sheet<br />Note Arrow guillotine guide in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH bottom left corner block of four, right half of press sheet
Note Arrow guillotine guide in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH bottom left corner block of four, right half of press sheet (second example)<br />More accurately guillotined arrow guide in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH bottom left corner block of four, right half of press sheet (second example)
More accurately guillotined arrow guide in left selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)<br />MNH 2x3 plate number block with top selvedge
Canada. 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10, Sc E8)
MNH 2x3 plate number block with top selvedge
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Canada Special Delivery 1939: SG S10 = Sc E8 (Type S6.2)
Subject: Arms in Oval
Special mint examples

Canada, 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10var, Sc E8var)<br />Imperforate vertical pair
Canada, 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10var, Sc E8var)
Imperforate vertical pair
A note under S10 in my 2018 Stanley Gibbons, Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970:
S9 and S10 exist imperforate (price for each pair £800)

Canada, 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10DP, Sc E8DP)<br />Sunken die proof on thick card
Canada, 1938: 20¢ Special delivery (SG S10DP, Sc E8DP)
Sunken die proof on thick card
Sunken die proof (detail)
Sunken die proof (detail)
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