The first order of circular Money Order Office Date stamps (MOODs) was sent to the Canada Post Office Department by the manufacturer, Pritchard & Andrews, Ottawa, on 24 January 1928. This is noted in the proof impression book in the library of the Canadian Postal Archives. Although the square Money Order Transfer Office (MOTO) handstamp was proofed in 1927, it is seldom seen until 1945. They were issued to post offices to date stamp money order and registration receipts, as well as official mail. The MOOD and MOTO devices were used concurrently from 1928 to 1945, with the majority of MOODs seen in the 1930s. On occasion, the MOOD was unofficially used to cancel postage on routine and registered mail in red, purple or blue ink. It is rarely seen in black. Hank Narbonne’s “Money Order Office Datestamps of Canada” exhibit was awarded Vermeil at BNAPEX 1996 and Gold at ORAPEX 1999. [PARA]R. F. (Hank) Narbonne of Carleton Place, Ontario, has been a member of BNAPS since 1969. In addition to acting as BNAPS Advertising Manager and Dealer Liaison for many years, he has served as a member of the BNAPS Board of Directors and was Bourse Chairman for BNAPEX 2001 in Ottawa. He has also been Secretary-Director, Circulation Manager, and Distribution Manager for the Postal History Society of Canada. He is a member of The Order of the Beaver of BNAPS and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.
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