In “Slogan Postal Markings of Canada in the 1941-53 Period” postal slogans are divided into two broad classifications. The first is Proprietary Slogans, normally sponsored by private organizations to promote local events or causes, although occasionally including Pot Office originated postal directive slogans applying only to a specific office. These are used only by a single office, sometimes for a single year only or also spread over-several years. They are first listed by offices-by years, to satisfy geographical interests, then the same data is rearranged by-years-by offices, to better satisfy chronological interests.
The second classification is Multi-Office Usage Slogans, the larger group of slogans that were used concurrently in from several to a great many offices. These-include not only most oi the postal directives, but also Federal Government sponsored slogans advertising national events or policies, such as-the sale of government securities, the 50th anniversary of Confederation, or the preservation of natural resources. They also include privately sponsored slogans of national, rather than only local, causes or events, such as the sale of Poppies in connection with Remembrance Day ceremonies or the controversial exhortation to 0bserve Sunday. Used for a single year or extending over many years, these slogans are listed alphabetically and then chronologically.
The period covered by “Slogan Postal Markings of Canada in the 1941-53 Period” saw the introduction of the majority of the W.W. II related slogans, including the very attractive ENLIST NOW flag slogans. The period also saw more changes in the types of postal cancelling machines used throughout Canada. Beginning gradually in 1937-38, the Perfect machines installed between 1930 and 1935 to replace the older Universal machines, were themselves replaced gradually by Pitney Bowes machines. Over time this effectively obsoleted all the earlier Universal and Perfect dies at many offices, and new slogan dies were specifically manufactured for use on Pitney-Bowes machines.
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