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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Canada

CanadaEdit

The first meter was installed in August 1923. All stamps have “CANADA” somewhere in the frank. The stamps are grouped according to appearance and function as follows:

A - Scalloped oval with scalloped panel through the center
B - rectangle with simulated perforation border
C - rectangle with straight border, with or without interior panels
D - town mark and frank with crown between
E - town mark and frank with maple leaf ornaments
F - frank inscribed “CANADA POSTES/ POST CANADA” at top
G - frank inscribed “MAIL POSTE” at top
PC - designs generated by online/PC systems
PO - designs used only by post office counter/window machines
PD - designs used only to collect postage due
PP - designs used only for parcel post
PV - designs used only in public access vending machines

NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Canada, see Canadian Postage Meter Catalog, by Ross W. Irwin, 1972, and 1984, and Canada Meter & Permit Postage Stamps Specialized Catalog, and Addendum, 1986, by Yvon Legris, Yan Philatelic, Montreal.


GROUP A: Frank is scalloped oval with scalloped panel through the centerEdit


Canada A01.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes "Model M" (FV-1), 1923. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Wide oval frank with pointed accents at the diagonals and with a
barbell shape across the center containing the value figures at both ends.
Inscribed “CANADA” at top, “POSTAGE” at bottom, and "CENTS" in the middle
with letters 2.5 mm tall. "LICENSE" and L# below "CANADA".
"METER" and M# above "POSTAGE". One meter only, 4001.
TM: DC
One value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg3



Canada A1.jpg

A1.1. Pitney Bowes “Model M” (FV-1), 1923.

Very similar to Type A1 but "CANADA", "CENTS", and "POSTAGE" are smaller, letters 2 mm tall.
Other small differences exist.
M# 4002 to 4305.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg4, 5 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgValues: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg6, 12, 13 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. Without L#
b. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
c. With “HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY” in TM


Canada A2.jpg

A2. Universal “Midget” (FV-3/5), 1927.

As type A1 but narrow, upright frank with “METER” or “METRE”
in upper half and M# in lower half. Without L#.
TM: DC or BIC
A. With “METER”. M# without prefix
B. With “METER”. M# with “M” prefix
C. With “METRE”. M# without prefix
D. With “METRE”. M# with “M” prefix
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
10, 12, 13, 25 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
a. 1¢ with “CENTS” (error)
b. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM



Canada A3.jpg

A3. Pitney Bowes “HF”, “H3”, “HS” (FV-5/3/1), 1929.

Similar to Type A2 but frank is wider.
With “METER“ in top half. M# in 40000 series.
TM; DC, BIC
A. Model “HF” (FV-5). M# 40001-40400
B. Model “H3” (FV-3). M# 46000-46024
C. Model “HS” (FV-1). M# 48008 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 25, 50
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg7, 9, 20, 30 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $5]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg12, 13, 15, $1 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $10]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg75 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[add $25]
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM







GROUP B: Frank is rectangle with simulated perforation borderEdit


Canada B1B.jpg
Canada B1A.jpg


B1. Franco (through Pitney Bowes) (MV), 1933.

“CANADA” in curved panel at top with maple leaves in corners.
“METRE NO.” and M# at bottom. “POSTES” and “POSTAGE” stacked at sides.
A. Small frank (28 mm square), small TM (24 x 17 mm), M# 1021 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on cover, $20 on loose tape, $10 as cut-out]
M#s 1022, 1023 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200 on cover, $20 on loose tape or cut-out]
B. Large frank (30 mm square), large TM (28 x 18 mm), M#s 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200 on cover, $30 on loose tape, $20 as cut-out]
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00







Canada B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes “HF”, “H3”, “HS” (FV-5/3/1), 1934.

Similar to Type B1 but smaller, and “CANADA” is more deeply curved.
With “CENT“ or “CENTS” below value figure.
A. Model “HF” (FV-5). M# 40005-45000s
B. Model “H3” (FV-3). M# 46025-46200
C. Model “HS” (FV-1). M# in 48000 series MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC, BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 14, 20, 30
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. With “P.O.W.” in the TM, used for prisoner of war mail MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
c. 4¢ with “CENT” instead of CENTS MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Canada B3.jpg

B3. Pitney Bowes “HX”, “HT” (LV-10), 1932.

Similar to Type B2 but with “POSTES” above and “POSTAGE” below value figures.
M# in 82000-84000 and 47000-48000 series.
A. With “METRE NO.” at bottom
B. With “METRE” at bottom
C. With “METER – COMPTEUR” at bottom
TM: DC, BIC with date in one line
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .07, .10, .15, .20, .50
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.09, .12, .13, 1.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. With “RETURN POSTAGE PREPAID/ PORT DE RETOUR PAYE” in TM
c. “POSTAGE PREPAID/ RETURN” in TM
d. Military stamp, with “N.P.O.” (Navy Post Office) in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
e. Military stamp error, with "N.T.O." in lieu of "N.P.O." in TM. N.T.O. 1117 seen.



Canada B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes, "CA" (FV-1) and Model CV (LV-6), 1933.

Similar to Type B3, but spacing between TM and frank is much narrower.
A. Model CA (FV-1). With “METRE NO.” at bottom. M# 04000-04003
B. Model CV (LV-6). With “METRE” at bottom. M# 04004 – 04014
TM: DC with date in two or three lines.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01, .02, .03, .04, .06, .10
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE / PREPAID” in TM
b. With hour figure as well as date inside TM



Canada B5.jpg

B5. Pitney Bowes “CV” (LV-6), 1934.

“POSTES” and “POSTAGE” vertical at the sides of the frank.
The ornament below the value figures curls up at the ends.
Wide or medium spacing between TM and frank.
Date figures in two or three lines unless year only. M# 54001-54131.
A. With “METRE” and M# at bottom
B. With “METER – COMPTEUR” at bottom
TM: DC
Values: .01 .02 .03 .04 .05 .06 .07 .08 .10
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM.
b. With “RETURN POSTAGE PREPAID/ PORT DE RETOUR PAYE” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
c. Spacing11mm. Number 54105 only
d. Hour in TM
e. Military stamp, with “R.C.A.F.” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




Canada B6.jpg

B6. Pitney Bowes “CA” (FV-1).

Very similar to Type B5 but spacing very narrow (5 mm) to narrow (11 mm).
M# 04015-04018.
TM: DC
A. With “METRE – COMPTEUR” at bottom MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. With “METER – COMPTEUR” at bottom
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.01, .02, .03
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. Hour in TM
c. “HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY” in TM
d. Military stamp, with “N.P.O.” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Canada B7.jpg


B7. National Postal Meter (MV), 1943. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank wider than tall with maple leaves in upper corners vertical rather than at an angle.
“POSTES” and “POSTAGE” vertical at the sides.
A. “COMPTEUR/ N.P.M No 9922”
B. “METER-COMPTEUR/ N.P.M No 9923”
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00






Canada B8.jpg

B8. Commercial Controls Corporation (MV), 1944.

Very similar to Type B7B but M# with “CC” prefix.
M#s 40001-40225.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM (DC) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]




Canada stamp type B9B.jpg

B9. Neopost (LV-6), 1950.

Upright frank with large crown beneath arched “CANADA” at top.
“CENTS” and value box below crown. M# at bottom right.
M# 101 up.
A. Tiny “COMPTEUR/ METER No” at bottom left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Tiny “COMPTEUR/METER” at bottom left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 20, 25



Canada B10.jpg

B10. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

Upright frank with petal ornaments forming an oval containing a crown above “GvR”.
“No” and M# in bottom corners.
M#s 1, 5 and 6 known.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3
a. Without TM





GROUP C: Frank is straight-sided rectangle with or without inner panelsEdit


Canada C1.jpg

C1. Universal “Midget” (FV-3), 1926. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Frank is plain, upright rectangle with “CANADA” arched at top
and “CENTS” below large value figure in center.
M# below “CENTS”. M#s 501, 503, 505, 507, 509, 511, 512 and 513.
TM: DC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 3, 5
a. 1¢ with “CENTS” (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]



Canada C2.jpg

C2. Neopost “105” (LV-25), 1968.

Arched “CANADA” breaks top frame line, and “POSTES”, “POSTAGE” break side frame lines.
Frank taller than wide. M# with “RN” prefix.
Very tiny “COMPTEUR/ METER” left of M#.
TM: BIC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1 to 25




Canada C3.jpg

C3. Neopost “205” (MV), 1968.

As Type C2 but larger, nearly square frank.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Canada C4.jpg

C4. Neopost “405/505” (MV), 1968.

As Type C3 but frank wider than tall.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: with “POSTAGE DUE” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]




Canada stamp type C5.jpg


C5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1968. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare]

Large frank with thick outer border.
CANADA in panel at top.
METER COMPUTEUR and meter number in split panel at bottom.
Meter H2000001 only
Two examples are known to exist, a cover and a loose tape with the tape in poor condition.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Canada C6.jpg


C6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV), 1981.

Similar to type C5, but the frank is much shorter with a thinner border.
M# with “H” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00 :



Canada C7AB.jpg



C7. Postalia “MS5” (MV), 1985.

Square frank with panels at top and bottom.
“METER/ COMPTEUR” next to “POSTALIA”/ M#” at bottom.
A. “POSTES” vertical at left and “POSTAGE” vertical at right of value figures
B. Without “POSTES”, blank at left of value figures
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00







Canada C8 color.jpg


C8. Postalia “Electronic” (MV).

Square frank similar to Type C7A but without line below “CANADA”.
TM: small SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00







GROUP D: Town mark and frank with crown betweenEdit


Canada D1A.jpg
Canada D1B.jpg

D1. Pitney Bowes “Model J” (MV), 1936.

Wide frank with outer simulated-perforation border enclosing both the TM and frank.
Crown and wavy lines above M# between TM and frank. M#s 94001 up.
A. With “METRE” above M#
B. With “METER/ COMPTEUR” above M#
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00
a. Post Office stamp. With “METER” above and “COMPTEUR” below M#. TM with “P” and “O” at the sides MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Value figures very small. M# 94000
c. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
d. With “HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY” in TM









GROUP E: Horizontal stamp with maple leaf ornamentsEdit

Sub-group EA: Frank with “POSTAGE” vertical along left side of value figures, and in most cases also on the rightEdit



Canada EA1.jpg
Canada EA1f.jpg

EA1. Pitney Bowes “Model R” (MV), 1940.

Stamp without complete outer border.
“CANADA” arched above value figures.
Maple leaves at center and surrounding top of TM.
“METER/ COMPTEUR” next to “P.B” above M#.
“POSTES” vertical at left and “POSTAGE” vertical at right of the value figures.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .00
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0 00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg0: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. With “PORT DE RETOUR/ PAYE” in TM
c. With “PORT PAYE – RETURN POSTAGE” in TM
d. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PORT/ DE RETOUR/ PAYE/ PREPAID” in TM
e. Post Office stamp: “P” and “O” at sides of TM
f. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: With boxed, vertical “POSTAGE/ DUE” at left of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
g. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: With large “POSTAGE DUE” at left of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
h. Military stamp: with “N.P.O.” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
i. Military stamp: with “CAPO” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
j. Military stamp: with “RCAF” or “R.C.A.F.” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
k. Military stamp: with “CANADIAN A.P.O.” and number in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
l. Military stamp: with “F.M.O.” in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
m. Public Vending Machine stamp (“Mailomat”): with M# in 51000 series with or without “P O” in the TM. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgV/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
n. Official Postal Business stamp: with “DEAD LETTER OFFICE” slogan MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Canada EA2.jpg

EA2. Pitney Bowes “RF” (MV), 1952.

As Type EA1 but “POSTES” is in lower left corner outside the TM.
Value box contains “POSTAGE” vertical at left and is blank at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg 00 :




Canada EA3.jpg

EA3. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1949.

Small stamp with “POSTES” and “CANADA” straight across the top Maple leaf between TM and frank.
“METER/ COMPTEUR” above M#. “P.B.” outside TM at bottom left.
M#s 240000 up.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 to 21
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM



Canada EA4.jpg

EA4. Pitney Bowes “DM” (LV-21), 1951.

Small like Type EA3 but “CANADA” with curved bottom above crown at left,
and leaves above TM at right.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg01 to 21
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. With “PORT DE RETOUR/ PAYE” in TM



Canada EA5.jpg

EA5. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV), 1956.

Similar to Type EA1 but frank wider, nearly square,
with single simulated-perforation outer border.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
M#s 156000 up and 163000 up.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg00MeterCat triad.jpg
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. With “PORT DE RETOUR/ PAYE” in TM
c. Post Office stamp: “P” and “O” at sides of TM



Canada EA6.jpg

EA6. Pitney Bowes “5300” (MV).

Similar to Type EA5 but frank with straight-line border
added inside the simulated-perforation outer border.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 : MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. Post Office stamp: “P” and “O” at sides of TM
c. Post Office stamp for Postage Due: With small, boxed, vertical “POSTAGE DUE” at left of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
d. Military stamp: with “CFPO” (Canadian Forces Post Office) in TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
e. Official Postal Business stamp: with “CMPM-MPCF” in the TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
f. Official Postal Business stamp: with “E.T.L.C.” in the TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]



Canada EA7.jpg

EA7. Pitney Bowes “6500” (MV).

As Type EA6 but frank is much wider with thick outer border.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
A. Inscribed "METER/ COMPTEUR" left of tall "PB"
B. Inscribed "PB METER/COMPTEUR"
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00MeterCat triad.jpg
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM
b. With “PORT DE RETOUR/ PAYE” in TM



Canada EA8 color.jpg

EA8. Pitney Bowes “5700” (MV).

Similar to Type EA5 but “CANADA” is straight rather than arched.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00




Canada EA9.jpg

EA9. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type EA5 but with larger frank.
Date and value figures are on the same level.
“PB” is at right of “METER/ COMPTEUR”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg



Canada EA10A.jpg
Canada EA10B.jpg


EA10. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Similar to Type EA9 but frank has complete simulated perforation border at the sides,
and maple leaves are closer to the frank than the TM. “PB” is above “METER/ COMPTEUR”.
A. Frank with inner frame line across bottom and up the sides. The bottom outer frame line has simulated perforations
B. Inner frame line is complete around the frank. Both frame lines are straight along the bot-tom except for two indentations
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg000

NOTE: This stamp appears to have been used only by Canadian Forces stationed over-seas. All TMs contain “CFPO”.





Canada EA11.jpg



EA11. Postalia “D2” (MV).

Very similar in appearance to the Pitney Bowes stamps of this sub-group.
Frank is tall and narrow.
A. With “P” above “METER/ COMPTEUR”
B. With “P” at right of “METER/ COMPTEUR”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00









Sub-group EB: Frank with “maple leaves stacked along right sideEdit




Canada EB1.jpg

EB1. Friden (MV), 1967.

Three solid maple leaves stacked at right.
Straight outer frame line across top and right side.
Inner value box with panel below containing “POSTAGE/POSTES”.
Maple leaf over field of horizontal lines between TM and frank.
M# with “F” prefix in 300000 series.
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg



Canada EB2.jpg

EB2. Friden (MV).

Narrow stamp with three stacked maple leaves at right, top and
bottom leaves are solid and center leave is outlined.
Three smaller solid leaves are above the TM. Value box open at right.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg



Canada EB3.jpg

EB3. Friden (LV-21).

Narrow frank like Type EB2 but with five small maple leaves stacked
at right and one large leaf between TM and value box.
Value box open at right and partly at left.
Leaves also at top left, top right and lower left of TM.
TM: SC
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1 to 20, and 100



Canada EB4.jpg

EB4. Friden (MV), 1967.

Frank with narrow rectangular value box.
Seven small and two large maple leaves at right.
One large outline maple leaf at left, below “CANADA”.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00



Canada EB5.jpg

EB5. Friden (MV), 1981.

“CANADA/POSTAGE POSTES” above value box.
Seven small maple leaves at right, one large outline leaf at left.
Sides of value box are thicker than the top and bottom.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg
a. With “RETURN POSTAGE/ PREPAID” in TM



Canada EB6A color.jpg
Canada EB6B.jpg


EB6. Friden/Neopost (MV).

Similar to Type EB5 but value box and value figures are larger,
and “POSTAGE” and “POSTES” are vertical at the sides.
Outline maple leave in lower left corner.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
A. M# with “F” prefix (Friden)
B. M# with small “N” prefix (Neopost), small maple leaf at left of “CANADA”.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00






Canada EB7.jpg

EB7. Friden (MV).

The value box has straight sides but no top and bottom lines.
At right, inside frame line, are four solid and two outline maple leaves.
At right are three leaves of different sizes.
“CANADA/POSTAGE POSTES” at top of value box.
M# with “F” prefix
A. Frank without side bars (M# 385000-385049)
B. Frank with side bars (385050 up)
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg.00MeterCat triad.jpg






GROUP F: Franks inscribed “CANADA POSTES/ POST CANADA"Edit


Canada F1 color.jpg


F1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Rectangular frank, 26 mm square, with panel at bottom containing M# in 4100000 series.
M# without prefix is franked by two maple leaves.
TM: small SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0.00



Canada F2.jpg


F2. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4” (MV).

Similar to Type F1 but with “CANADA” and maple leaves above bottom panel.
M# with “PF” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: large SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0.00



Canada stamp type F3.jpg


F3. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital-thermal).

Frank as Type F2 but wider than tall with S# vertical between TM and frank.
M# with “FP” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Canada F4.jpg

F4. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital), 2000.

Rectangular frank wider than tall with rectangular data code field at left.
M# with “FP” prefix and S# vertical between bar code field and frank.
Bottom of frank contains date over post code. Without town name
A. Date as ‘YYYYMMDD’
B. Date as ‘YYYY. MM. DD’ (shown)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00



Canada F5.jpg
Canada stamp type F5B.jpg



F5. Neopost “IJ25/IJ65” ? (digital).

Similar to Type F4 but with line below “POST CANADA” and value figures smaller.
Single line at bottom with post code at left and date at right as ‘YYYY-MM-DD’.
M# with “NE 01” prefix vertical between digital data field and frank.
Without town name.
A. Value figures 3mm tall
B. Value figures 4½mm tall
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Canada stamp type F6A.jpg
Canada stamp type F6B.jpg



F6. Pitney Bowes “Gem” (digital).

Similar to Type F5 but value figures larger, and three vertical lines of data between the digital data field and the frank.
Date as ‘YYYY.MM.DD’.
M# with "PB031" prefix.
Without town name.
A. "CANADA POSTES/ POST CANADA" inscription in small letters about 1¼ mm tall, outer frame line thick
B. Inscription in large letters about 2 mm tall, outer frame line thin
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00





Canada F7.jpg

F6.1. Pitney Bowes (digital).

As Type F6B but there is no line below "POST CANADA".
The frank is wider the Type F6.
M# with "PB030" prefix.
Without town name.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.00




Canada F7a.jpg

F7. Neopost "IS 4##" series (digital).

Similar to Types F5 and F6 but with horizontal inscriptions
between the data code field and the frank.
M# with “NE 014” prefix.
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a. With “CORRECTION” centered below value figures (shown)



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F7.1. Neopost "IS 4##" series (digital).

Inscriptions between barcode and frank are horizontal as with Type F7 but are more uniform and all of the same height.
The value figures are much smaller than on F7.
M# with “NE 014” prefix.
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F7.2. Neopost "IS 4##" series (digital).

Inscriptions between barcode and frank are vertical.
M# with “NE 014” prefix.
Value figures are larger than with Type F7.1.
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F8. Francotyp Postalia (digital).

Similar to Type F6 but with three lines of vertical inscriptions
between the data code field and the frank.
M# with “FP044” prefix.
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a. With "Statement / Manifeste" added below the value figures







GROUP G: Franks inscribed “MAIL POSTE”Edit


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G1. Pitney Bowes “A900” (MV).

Rectangular frank, 25 x 22 mm, with semi-circular indentations
at the ends of the top and bottom lines.
Three overlapping outline maple leaves between TM and frank.
“CANADA” at bottom of frank. M# with “PB” prefix.
Wide and narrow spacing between TM and frank.
A. Star (MeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg) at lower right
B. Without star
TM: SC
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G2. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Similar to Type G1 but larger.
Frank 28-29 x 27-28 mm.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: SC
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G3. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital-laser).

Similar to Types G1 and G2 but TM is rectangle.
The overlapping maple leaves between the TM and frank are outline.
Two columns of numbers at left of TM
A. Inscribed "MAIL POSTE"
B. Inscribed "POSTE MAIL"
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G4. Pitney Bowes “PersonalPost” (digital-dot matrix).

Very similar to Type G3 but maple leaves are solid.
The stamp is made up of fine horizontal lines.
M# at bottom of TM. “PB” under maple leaves.
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G5. Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Horizontal rectangle with straight border.
Panels at top and bottom.
Bottom panel split with “METER/ COMPTEUR” at left and M# with “H” prefix at right.
Cluster of maple leaves at left of value figures.
TM: DC
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G6. Postalia “MS4” (MV).

Rectangular frank 26 mm square.
“CANADA” and maple leaves above bottom panel
containing M# at right of “POSTALIA”.
TM: DC
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G7. Francotyp-Postalia “MS4” (MV).

Very similar to Type G6 except M# with “PF” prefix in bottom panel.
TM: DC or SC
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G8. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Similar to Type G7 but with bottom panel deeper,
and S# vertical between TM and frank.
TM: DC with stops in date after D and M
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G9. Neopost “SM26” (digital).

Small frank without frame line at sides.
Panels at top and bottom have open sides while the value box has dots at the sides.
“CANADA” and maple leaves in bottom panel.
M# with “N” prefix above bottom panel.
TM: rectangle with S# below
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GROUP PC: Digital stamps generated by personal computer/online postage systemsEdit


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G1. e-stamp (digital), 2000. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Exceptionally rare]

Frameless design with "CANADA POSTES / POST CANADA" negative at top left and large "e" negative at top right.
Wide 2D barcode fills the bottom of the stamp.
Above the barcode are the date and mail class at left and the value figures at right.
Below the barcode are "e-stamp.com" at left and the identification number with 053E prefix at right.
Tested in Calgary for about three months only.
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GROUP PO: Designs used originally only by machines at contract post offices but later at some regular post officesEdit


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PO1. Siemens Nixdorf (digital-dot matrix), 1988.

Horizontal frank printed on self-adhesive label.
Frank with double straight-line outer border with rounded corners.
Crown at upper left, maple leaf at upper right.
Frame lines broken by panels containing “CANADA” at top and PO ID# with M# at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
Value figures tall, oval
A. M# in 30000000 series
B. M# in 40000000 series MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. M# in 20000000 series (error) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgTM: SL
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PO2. Siemens Nixdorf (digital-laser), 1990.

Similar to Type PO1 but frame lines with square corners.
Value figures are shorter and more angular than with PO1.
M# in 30000000 and 50000000 series.
A. Printed on plain white label
B. Printed on label with silver-gray underprint
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Canada PO3.jpg
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PO3. Siemens (digital), 1997.

Redesigned frank with single outer frame line, and single panel across top and three panels side-by-side across bottom.
“MAIL (logo) POSTE” in top panel, and three numbers in the bottom panels (M# at left in 6000000 series).
Below top panel is an inscription reading “Canada Post Corporation/Societe canadienne des postes”.
Printed on label with silver-gray underprinting.
A. Inscribed “POSTE (logo) MAIL” at top
B. Inscribed “MAIL (logo) POSTE” at top (shown)
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PO4. Siemens (digital).

Similar to Type PO3 but “CANADA POSTES” above “POST CANADA”
at top with circled postal logo at center.
A. Printed on label with silver-gray underprinting (shown)
B. Printed on wide white label with silver strip at top. With slogan at left “From anywhere... to anyone / De partout... jusqu’a vous” and vice versa.
C. Printed on wide label as with B but with large "O/S" (variable in size) above "G/F" at left, both above small "Stream/Flot de courrier"
D. Printed on wide label, with four chevrons pointing out at right, postal information at both left and below
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GROUP PD: Designs used only for Postage DueEdit

(See also Types C4a, EA1f/g and EA6c for Postage Due stamps)



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PD1. National Cash Register “1100” (MV), 1933 or possibly earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200 on cover, $20 as loose tape]

Tall, narrow label inscribed as follows:
· “CANADA” above boxed "Postage Due" or “POSTAGE DUE”
· Date and impression counter number
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· Meter number/ town line/ year
· Value repeated at bottom: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg$00.00
Printed on label with underprint design.
Two meters known, 137 and 246, both Toronto.
A. “Postage Due”
B. “POSTAGE DUE”
a. With year on same line as the meter number above town line, and without value figure at bottom







Canada PD2.jpg

PD2. National Cash Register “1900” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on cover, $10 as loose tape]

Stamp printed on rectangular label wider than tall.
Sequence of elements:
· date
· “CANADA POSTAGE" / "DUE”
· value figures and impression counter number
· “N.C.R. Meter" and number
· town line
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a. “Amount to be Collected” added below value line (shown)





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PD3. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 on cover, $5 as loose tape]

Horizontal rectangle With large “POSTAGE/DUE above and left of small value box.
TM: SC inside at left. M# at bottom center with “P.B.” prefix at lower left of TM.
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a. TM blank







GROUP PP: Designs used only for Parcel PostEdit


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Canada PP1B.jpg Canada PP1C.jpg Canada PP1D.jpg

PP1. National Cash Register “1100” (MV), 1934.

Tall, narrow label inscribed as follows:
* CANADA POSTAGE PAID or variation at top
* value figures
* meter number, town line, year
* impression counter and date or date alone at bottom
A. Top section reads: “CANADA" / "POSTAGE" / "PAID” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on cover, under $5 on loose tape]
B. Top section reads: “CANADA" / "Postage Paid:" / "Port Paye” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150 on cover, $5 on loose tape]
C. Top section reads: “Canada Postage" / "PAID" / "House of Assembly" / "P.C.” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250 on cover, $10 on loose tape]
D. Top section reads: “CANADA POSTAGE" / "PAID/ PORT-PAYE” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare on cover, value unknown, $20 on loose tape]
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a. Without year below town line
b. Value figures without "$"

NOTE: There are many variations among the NCR “1100” model stamps (Types PD1 and PP1-PP4). The examples shown for PP1 above and PP2-PP4 below are representative.



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PP2. National Cash Register “1100” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200 on cover, $10 as loose tape]

As Type PP1 but sequence of elements is as follows:
* "CANADA" / "POSTAGE" / "PAID"
* date and impression counter
* meter number and year / town line
* value figures
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PP3. National Cash Register “1100” (MV), 1928 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100 on cover, $5 as loose tape]

As Types PP1-2 but sequence of elements is as follows:
* date and impression counter
* CANADA" / "POSTAGE" / "PAID"
* value figures
* meter number / town line / year
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a. with “POST/ OFFICE” instead of “POSTAGE PAID” below “CANADA” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]








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PP4. National Cash Register “1100” (MV).

As Types PP1-3 but sequence of elements is as follows:
* meter number / town line / year
* value figures
* "CANADA" / "POSTAGE" / "PAID"
* impression counter and date
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Canada PP5.jpg
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PP5. National Cash Register “1900” (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15 on cover]

Stamp printed on rectangular label wider than tall.
Date at top followed by oval design with “CANADA POSTAGE” at top.
Through the center are the value figures and an impression counter.
Below the value figures are “PAID” and the M# above “NCR METER”.
The town line is below the oval.
Paper color variable (as shown).
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a. With package sequence number left of the value figures
b. "PAID" in different font, with serifs




Canada PP6.jpg
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PP6. National Cash Register “1900” (MV), 1931. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35 on cover]

As Type PP5 but inscribed “POSTES – CANADA” at top of oval.
Below the value figures are “No. and the meter number above “Porte Paye”.
A. Meter number above "Port Paye"
B. Meter number below "PORT PAYE", with "N.C.R. PERMIS" prefix
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a. With package sequence number left of the value figures








GROUP PV: Designs used only in public access vending machinesEdit

NOTE: See also Type EA1m for a vending machine stamp.



Canada PV1.jpg

PV1. Pitney Bowes “Mailomat” (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Similar to Type D1 but the value box is much narrower.
Ornaments added at upper and lower left of the town mark and at bottom of the value box.
“METER” above and “COMPTEUR” below M#.
M# 101 only.
TM: SC
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