The Early Machine Cancels of Canada: 1896-1902 Dr. Robert G. Leigh FPHSC. The early machine cancellations used n Canada are presented for the first time in a single handbook..June 2022, Spiral bound, 152 pages, 8.5 × 11, colour. ISBN: 978-1-989280-31-7. Stock # B4h116-1.
In the last decade of the Nineteenth Century, as the population of Canada grew by leaps and bounds, the amount of mail being processed by the Canada Post Office Department grew accordingly. In order to keep the mail flowing speedily, clever inventors developed machines to process the mail. In The Early Machine Cancels of Canada: 1896-1902 Robert G. Leigh details how Imperial, Bickerdike and ‘Geary’ provisionals were introduced, first in Montreal, then in Ottawa and Toronto, and finally in Hamilton. In this major work, the Author has combined the information contained in the existing literature with a great deal of original research.