“Northwest Territories Postal Cancellations 1907- 1986″ is not a postal history of the Northwest Territories. Although much of the material presented may be useful for postal historians, details on routes, rates and other matters are not provided in any great detail. This work consists primarily of a listing of the postal markings used in the NWT from 1907 to mid 1986. Cancels, the markings applied to postage stamps to prevent their reuse, are included as are registration markings related to specific offices. Directional markings, office number rubber stamps and other markings are not included except in cases where they appear to have been used legitimately on non- philatelic mail to cancel stamps.2 Commemorative and special occasion cancels are included, while cachets are excluded.
A special feature of this study is the inclusion of United States Army Post Offices (AP0s) located in the NWT. Few Canadians are aware that the United States operated its own postal service in Canada for the benefit of its military personnel stationed here. Canadians at these locations often received improved postal service as a result of the American activities.
Each post office appears in alphabetical order with its location given by longitude and latitude as taken from the NWT Gazetteer (CPCGN, I9S0) or Fletcher (1975). A brief descriptive location is also presented.
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