The period 1868-1890 was one of rapid expansion of postal services in Canada. The corresponding increase in the number of post offices created a demand for equipment and cancelling instruments which the Post Office Department was unable to meet. Local postmasters were authorized to make their own instruments and got busy doing so. The result was a plethora of designs of all types, many of them described as “fancy”. The study of Fancy cancels began with descriptions and illustrations in Jarrett’s catalogue in 1929, followed up in Bogg’s catalogue in 1945, and then over 80 articles on the subject in “BNA Topics” by the authors of this book. The first edition of which was published in 1962, followed by this second edition in 1973. Collectors of Fancy Cancels will want to have this volume so they can see how far the study has progressed to today’s Third Edition of David Lacelle’s “Fancy Cancels on Canadian Stamps 1855 to 1950”.
158 pages, 5.25″x8.5″, perfect bound