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Canada

 

Telephone Stamps

 

Directory:

Private Companies
1. Bell Telephone Co. of Canada
2. British Columbia Telephone Co.
3. Kamouraska Telephone Co.
4. King Telephone Co.
5. New Brunswick Telephone Co.
Provincial Government
1. Alberta
2. Manitoba
3. Saskatchewan

 

Private Companies.

1. Bell Telephone Co. of Canada

Founded in 1880 This company covers most of Canada with the aid of various subsidiaries and licences.
While message franks were not issued until 1897, Annual Card Passes were issued from 1885 to 1907.
From 1897 to 1900 Complementary Message Franks were issued for personal use over designated routes
within Canada. While most of these are dated as illustrated below, they are also known dated '189_'
and may therefore have been used before the period of specific dating.

A. Without stated value.

1880? Issued by J. W. Tringham (Dominion Telegraph Co. Windsor Exchange Manager) at Windsor, Ontario, in booklets of $50 and $100.
This was to raise capital for building extension lines. Some booklets were forged. This illustration is of a forgery.

Hiscocks Book page 32
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 32.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 25c, black / blue - -

 

189- Message frank issued in booklets with panes of two in black on pale blue paper, with a stub at the left.
Dated '189-'. Red controls. Perf. 12 between franks.

As Hiscocks Book page 33
Type 2 - 1898, H4 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

 

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H2 2 No value, black / blue - -
H2a 2         dated '18--' - -

 

1897 As above but dated 1897 by handstamp.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 2 No value, black / blue - -

 

1898 As above but dated 1898 by handstamp.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H4 2 No value, black / blue - -

 

1899 As above but printed date of 1899.

Bell 1899 type
Type 2 - 1899, H5 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 2 No value, black / blue - -

 

1900 As above but printed date of 1900.

Bell 1900 type
Type 2 - 1900, H6 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 2 No value, black / blue - -

 

Steve Hiscocks made the following 2 statements:
"So-called 'Coupon Franks' were introduced in 1900 in two series — A and B.
These apparently, corresponded to 'Contract' and 'Employees/personal',
respectively. The letter designation was on the booklet cover and not on the
franks themselves. On 1 January 1908 the system was reorganized. The
Annual Card Passes were discontinued, as were the earlier form of 'coupon
franks' and three classes of 'Coupon franks' were introduced in the familiar
small format which continued until 1959. Since these all bore designated
values I would myself class them as stamps rather than franks although
they were issued free of charge. The three series were A, B and C where 'A'
was 'Personal' and continued to 1959, 'B' was 'Employees' and was used
until 1 September 1911 and 'C' was 'Contract' and was used until 1913.".

"On 1 September 1911 the B series was replaced by Employees' Franks in
two forms — Limited and Unlimited. The limited franks were for the use of
employees while away from the office to pay for simple calls while the
unlimited franks were to pay for two or more calls on an office bill. These
employees' franks would appear to have been small non-adhesive forms
(82 x 70mm) issued in booklets of 50, undated, and marginally outside the
scope of this catalogue. They were disconued in 1940".

Thanks to Edward Zaluski I can now illustrate these. To me they do not look radically different to Type 2, so I
Have listed them with designations that do not disrupt the original numbering scheme that I know is still used by others.
As always, it is for the individual to decide what they wish to collect.

 

1911 Limited Frank. Rouletted 6.7

Bell Limited Frank
Type 2BL - Limited Frank courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6BL 2BL No value, black on tan - -

 

1911 Unlimited Frank. Rouletted 6.7

Bell Unlimited Frank
Type 2BU - Unlimited Frank courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6BU 2BU No value, black on pale blue - -

 

 

B. With stated value.

1900 Lithographed in panes of five in black on coloured wove papers as indicated.
Dates in black shading. No watermark. Red controls. No gum. Perf. 11¾ between franks.

Hiscocks H7
Hiscocks H9
H7 and H9 courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 3 10c, black / yellow to ochre (shades) 40.00 40.00
H8 3 15c, black / blue (shades) 37.00 37.00
H9 3 25c, black / white 50.00 50.00

 

1901 As above but dated 1901 and on paper containing a sheet watermark of a coat of arms over the words:
"EMPIRE — LINEN BOND — MADE IN CANADA" once in each sheet. Perf. 11 between stamps.

Hiscocks H12
H712 courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

Hisc. Type 1901 Description Mint Used
H10 3 10c, black / yellow-buff (shades) 40.00 40.00
H11 3 15c, black / grey-green (shades) 37.00 37.00
H12 3 25c, black / ivory 40.00 40.00

 

1902 As above but dated 1902. Perf. 14 between stamps. Watermarked.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H13 3 10c, black / yellow (shades) 50.00 50.00
H14 3 15c, black / blue (shades) 52.00 52.00
H15 3 25c, black / white 40.00 40.00

 

1903 As above but dated 1903 and date outlined in red.

Hiscocks Book page 34
As Hiscocks Book, page 34.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H16 3 10c, black / pink 36.00 36.00
H17 3 15c, black / pale blue 36.00 36.00
H18 3 25c, black / white 36.00 36.00

 

1904 As above but dated 1904. Perf. 11 between stamps.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H19 3 10c, black / pale pink 18.00 18.00
H20 3 15c, black / blue 18.00 18.00
H21 3 25c, black / white 18.00 18.00

 

1905 As above but dated 1905. Perf. 14 between stamps.

Hiscocks H24
H724 courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H22 3 10c, black / pink 18.00 18.00
H23 3 15c, black / blue 18.00 18.00
H24 3 25c, black / white 18.00 18.00

 

1906 As above but dated 1906. Perf. 11 between stamps.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H25 3 10c, black / pink 18.00 18.00
H26 3 15c, black / blue 18.00 18.00
H27 3 25c, black / white 18.00 18.00

 

1907 As above but dated 1907.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H28 3 10c, black / pink 36.00 36.00
H29 3 15c, black / blue 36.00 36.00
H30 3 25c, black / white 36.00 36.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. Nos. 10 to 30 may show part of the sheet watermark and command a premium
                of 50% in this condition.
Note 2. I have not been able to find information on the relative scarcities of mint and used
                copies and have therefore, pending further information, priced them the same.

 

1907 Lithographed booklet panes of 20. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 14 between stamps.
Date and controls in red. Control numbers preceded by letters A, B, C. All colours are variable.

Hiscocks H32
Type 5 - 1907, H32 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1907 Description Mint Used
H31 5 5c red (series A) 30.00 30.00
H32 5 5c orange (series B) 24.00 24.00
H33 5 5c green (series C) 45.00 45.00
H34 5 25c black (series A) 45.00 45.00
H35 5 25c blue (series B) 30.00 30.00
H36 5 25c plum (series C) 45.00 45.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Nos. 31 to 36 are included because all are included in one earlier catalogue and the B and C
                series in several catalogues. It should be noted however that Bell Canada records imply
                that the first issue was in 1908 and that no 1907 stamps are included in their reference
                collection which is otherwise complete to 1959.

 

1908 As above but dated 1908.

Canada Bell H39 Canada Bell H41 Canada Bell H42
H39 H41 H42

These 3 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

 

Hisc. Type 1908 Description Mint Used
H37 5 5c orange (series A) 12.00 12.00
H38 5 5c red (series B) 6.00 6.00
H39 5 5c green (series C) 36.00 36.00
H40 5 25c black (series A) 18.00 18.00
H41 5 25c blue (series B) 45.00 45.00
H42 5 25c purple-brown (series C) 9.00 9.00

 

1909 Altered design ('Frank' omitted at top). Dated 1909.
Canada Bell H48
Type 6 (1909 - H48), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1909 Description Mint Used
H43 6 5c yellow-orange (series A) 30.00 30.00
H44 6 5c red (series B) 45.00 45.00
H45 6 5c green (series C) 16.00 16.00
H46 6 25c black (series A) 40.00 40.00
H47 6 25c blue (series B) 30.00 30.00
H48 6 25c purple-brown (series C) 20.00 20.00

 

1910 As above but dated 1910. Rouletted 7.

Canada Bell H51 Bell - 1910
Type 6 (1910 - H51),
courtesy of Edward Zaluski.
Type 6 (1910 - H50 & H53), courtesy of William Rink
contact

 

Hisc. Type 1910 Description Mint Used
H49 6 5c pale orange (series A) 30.00 30.00
H50 6 5c red (series B) 4.50 4.50
H51 6 5c green (series C) 6.00 6.00
H52 6 25c black (series A) 30.00 30.00
H53 6 25c blue (series B) 12.00 12.00
H54 6 25c purple-brown (series C) 30.00 30.00

 

1911 As above but dated 1911. Small controls. Perfs. as indicated.
Bell - 1911  Bell - 1912
Type 6 (1911 and 1912), courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1911 Description Mint Used
H55 6 5c pale orange Perf. 14 (very rough) (series A) 9.00 9.00
H56 6 5c scarlet Perf. 11½ x 14½ (series B) 3.00 3.00
H57 6 5c green Perf. 14 (series C) 9.00 9.00
H58 6 25c black Perf. 14 (very rough) (series A) 10.00 10.00
H59 6 25c darkish blue Perf. 11¼ x 14½ (series B) 5.00 5.00
H60 6 25c purple-brown Perf. 14 (series C) 8.00 8.00

 

1912 As above but dated 1912. Large controls. Perfs. as indicated.

Hisc. Type 1912 Description Mint Used
H61 6 5c dull orange Perf. 12½ x 12 (series A) 3.00 3.00
H62 6 5c green Perf. 12 x 14 (series C) 9.00 9.00
H63 6 25c blue Perf. 11½ x 11 (very rough) (series A) 3.00 3.00
H64 6 25c purple-brown Perf. 12 x 14 (series C) 9.00 9.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Stamps bearing the control letter B were not issued after 1911.

 

1913 As above but dated 1913. Perf. 14.
Bell - 1913
Type 6, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1913 Description Mint Used
H65 6 5c dull orange (series A) 3.00 3.00
H66 6 5c green (series C) 6.00 6.00
H67 6 25c blue (series A) 3.00 3.00
H68 6 25c purple-brown (series C) 3.00 3.00

 

1914 As above but dated 1914. Perf. 14. Control letter A only.
Bell - 1914
Type 6, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1914 Description Mint Used
H69 6 5c dull orange 4.50 4.50
H70 6 25c blue 4.50 4.50

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. All stamps from 1914 to 1959 were series A.

 

1915 As above but dated 1915.
Bell - 1915
Type 6, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1915 Description Mint Used
H71 6 5c dull orange 3.00 3.00
H72 6 25c blue 4.50 4.50

 

1916 As above but dated 1916.
Bell - 1916
Type 6, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1916 Description Mint Used
H73 6 5c dull orange 1.80 1.80
H74 6 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1917 As above but dated 1917.

Hisc. Type 1917 Description Mint Used
H75 6 5c yellow 4.50 4.50
H76 6 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1918 As above but dated 1918.
Bell - 1918
Type 6, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1918 Description Mint Used
H77 6 5c yellow 4.50 4.50
H78 6 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1919 As above but dated 1919. 25c value redrawn.
Bell - 1919
5c type 6 and 25c new type 7, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1919 Description Mint Used
H79 6 5c dull orange 1.80 1.80
H80 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1920 As above but dated 1920. 5c value redrawn.
Bell - 1920
5c new type 8 and 25c type 7, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1920 Description Mint Used
H81 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H82 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1921 As above but dated 1921.

Hisc. Type 1921 Description Mint Used
H83 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H84 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1922 As above but dated 1922. Perf. 12.

Hisc. Type 1922 Description Mint Used
H85 8 5c yellow 4.50 4.50
H86 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1923 As above but dated 1923. Perf. 14.
Bell - 1923
1923, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1923 Description Mint Used
H87 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H88 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1924 As above but dated 1924. Perf. 12.
Bell - 1924
1924, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1924 Description Mint Used
H89 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H90 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1925 As above but dated 1925.

Hisc. Type 1925 Description Mint Used
H91 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H92 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1926 As above but dated 1926.
Bell - 1926
1926, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1926 Description Mint Used
H93 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H94 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1927 As above but dated 1927.
Bell - 1927
1927, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1927 Description Mint Used
H95 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H96 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1928 As above but dated 1928.
Bell - 1928
1928, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1928 Description Mint Used
H97 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H98 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1929 As above but dated 1929.
Bell - 1929
1929 5c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1929 Description Mint Used
H99 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H100 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1930 As above but dated 1930.
Bell - 1930
1930 5c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1930 Description Mint Used
H101 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H102 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1931 As above but dated 1931.
Bell - 1931
1931, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1931 Description Mint Used
H103 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H104 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1932 As above but dated 1932.
Bell - 1932
1932, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1932 Description Mint Used
H105 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H106 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1933 As above but dated 1933.
Bell - 1933
1933, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1933 Description Mint Used
H107 8 5c orange 1.20 1.20
H108 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1934 As above but dated 1934.
Bell - 1934
1934, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1934 Description Mint Used
H109 8 5c yellow 1.20 1.20
H110 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1935 As above but dated 1935.
Bell - 1935
1935, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1935 Description Mint Used
H111 8 5c orange 1.20 1.20
H112 7 25c blue 1.20 1.20

 

1936 As above but dated 1936.

Hisc. Type 1936 Description Mint Used
H113 8 5c yellow 4.50 4.50
H114 7 25c blue 4.50 4.50

 

1937 As above but dated 1937.

Hisc. Type 1937 Description Mint Used
H115 8 5c yellow 4.50 4.50
H116 7 25c blue 4.50 4.50

 

1938 As above but dated 1938.

Hisc. Type 1938 Description Mint Used
H117 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H118 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1939 As above but dated 1939.

Hisc. Type 1939 Description Mint Used
H119 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H120 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1940 As above but dated 1940.

Hisc. Type 1940 Description Mint Used
H121 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H122 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1941 As above but dated 1941.

Hisc. Type 1941 Description Mint Used
H123 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H124 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1942 As above but dated 1942.

Hisc. Type 1942 Description Mint Used
H125 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H126 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1943 As above but dated 1943.

Hisc. Type 1943 Description Mint Used
H127 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H128 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1944 As above but dated 1944.
Bell - 1944
1944 5c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1944 Description Mint Used
H129 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H130 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1945 As above but dated 1945.

Hisc. Type 1945 Description Mint Used
H131 8 5c orange 6.00 6.00
H132 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1946 As above but dated 1946.

Hisc. Type 1946 Description Mint Used
H133 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H134 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1947 As above but dated 1947.

Hisc. Type 1947 Description Mint Used
H135 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H136 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1948 As above but dated 1948.

Hisc. Type 1948 Description Mint Used
H137 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H138 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1949 As above but dated 1949.

Hisc. Type 1949 Description Mint Used
H139 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H140 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1950 As above but dated 1950.

Hisc. Type 1950 Description Mint Used
H141 8 5c yellow 6.00 6.00
H142 7 25c blue 6.00 6.00

 

1951 As above but dated 1951.

Hisc. Type 1951 Description Mint Used
H143 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H144 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1952 As above but dated 1952.

Hisc. Type 1952 Description Mint Used
H145 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H146 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1953 As above but dated 1953.

Hisc. Type 1953 Description Mint Used
H147 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H148 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1954 As above but dated 1954.

Hisc. Type 1954 Description Mint Used
H149 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H150 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1955 As above but dated 1955.

Hisc. Type 1955 Description Mint Used
H151 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H152 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1956 As above but dated 1956.
Bell - 1956
1956 5c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1956 Description Mint Used
H153 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H154 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1957 As above but dated 1957. Control letter A but no control number.

Hisc. Type 1957 Description Mint Used
H155 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H156 7 25c blue 2.40 2.40

 

1958 As above but dated 1958.

Hisc. Type 1958 Description Mint Used
H157 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H158 7 25c blue ? 2.40 2.40

 

1959 As above but dated 1959.
Bell - 1959
1959, 5c and 25c, courtesy of William Rink
contact

Hisc. Type 1959 Description Mint Used
H159 8 5c yellow 2.40 2.40
H160 7 25c blue-green 2.40 2.40

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. I have not listed watermark varieties separately. They have been reported between 1929 and 1938
                inclusive and it seems probable that most, if not all, of the stamps in this period were
                printed on paper watermarked in the sheet such that only a small proportion of stamps bore
                parts of the watermark.
                This may also be true for stamps issued outside this period. It is debatable whether these
                should be regarded as separate varieties but they usually command a premium of about 100%.

 

Bell Telephone Co. Messenger Service.

Date ?   Perhaps someone can supply information ?

B.T.Co. Messenger Service
Type 9   Image courtesy of Dick Keiser.

Hisc. Type 1959 Description Mint Used
H161 9 No value, grey. 250.00 -

 

 

 

2. British Columbia Telephone Co.

Formed from may earlier small companies operating in British Columbia, some of which
probably had their own stamps.

(a) Franks

1909 Typographed in black on green wove paper. No watermark.
Perf. 12 between stamps in panes of 4. Control number (no letter) in red.

BC-H1 BC-H3
Type 1, H1 Type 2 , H3

Images courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

 

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, black / pale green 340.00 -

 

1909 Lithographed on wove paper in panes of 6 by the British American Bank Note Co., Ottawa.
Perf. 12½ between franks. Dated 1909. Controls (letter A) in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H2 2 No value, black / light green 370.00 -

 

1910 As above but dated 1910. Controls (letter A) in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 2 No value, olive-green 370.00 -

 

1909 Similar design without date — year indicated by control letter (B).
Other details as above. Controls in red.

Hiscocks Book page 40
1914 example (SE).

Hisc. Type 1909 Description Mint Used
H4 3 No value, brown 300.00 -
H4a         overprinted C.P.R. (Canadian Pacific Railways) 300.00 -

 

1910 As above but controls SA. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 3 No value, green 280.00 -

 

1911 As above but controls SB. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 3 No value, green 250.00 -

 

1912 As above but controls SC. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H7 3 No value, green 250.00 -

 

1913 As above but controls SD. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H8 3 No value, green 220.00 -

 

1914 As above but controls SE. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H9 3 No value, deep blue 130.00 -

 

1915 As above but controls SF. Controls in dark blue.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 3 No value, red-brown 150.00 -

 

1916 As above but controls SG. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H11 3 No value, deep blue-green 120.00 -

 

1917 As above but controls SH. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H12 3 No value, steel blue 85.00 -

 

1918 As above but controls SI. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H13 3 No value, deep grey-green 80.00 -

 

1919 As above but controls SJ. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H14 3 No value, deep dull blue 80.00 -

 

1920 Design altered by omission of the word 'LIMITED'. Control letters SK. Controls in dark blue.
Other details as above.

Hiscocks Book page 40
As Hiscocks Book, page 40.

Hisc. Type 1920 Description Mint Used
H15 4 No value, bottle green 106.00 -

 

1921 As above but controls SL. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H16 4 No value, darkish orange-brown 90.00 -

 

1922 As above but controls SM. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H17 4 No value, bronze green 90.00 -

 

1923 As above but controls SN and SO. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H18 4 No value, brown (Control SN) 135.00 -
H18A 4 No value, brown (Control SO) 140.00 -

 

1924 As above but controls SP. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H19 4 No value, brown 180.00 -

 

1925 As above but controls SQ. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H20 4 No value, brown 180.00 -

 

1926 As above but controls SR. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H21 4 No value, green 135.00 -

 

1927 Design altered by omission of signature tablet at base. Control letters SS.
Controls very small and in red. Perf. 11 between franks.

Hiscocks Book page 41
As Hiscocks Book, page 41.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H22 5 No value, indian red 77.00 -

 

1928 As above but controls TT. Controls large and in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H23 5 No value, dark green 80.00 -

 

1929 As above but controls UU. Controls in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H24 5 No value, deep reddish violet 120.00 -

 

1930 As above but controls VV. Control letters in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H25 5 No value, dark green 130.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Nos. 15 to 25 all show traces of the word 'LIMITED' in the tablet below the 'C' of 'COMPANY'.

 

1931 Design altered — tablet replaced by ornamental pattern, shading pattern altered, etc.
Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12 between franks. Control letters WW. Controls (medium letters and large numerals) in red.

Hiscocks Book page 41
Type 6 as Hiscocks Book, page 41.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H26 6 No value, deep blue 186.00 -

 

1932 As above but controls letters XX. Controls (small) in red.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H27 6 No value, reddish orange 146.00 -

 

1933 As above but controls letters YY. Controls (large) in crimson.
Paper watermarked with design of pattern and large double letters in the sheet.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H28 6 No value, bottle green 146.00 -

 

1934 As above but controls letters ZZ. Controls (medium — as in 7) in black.
Watermarked paper.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H29 6 No value, rosine 160.00 -

 

1935 As above but controls letters AA. Controls as above in black.
Watermarked paper.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H30 6 No value, deep reddish violet 160.00 -

 

1936 As above but controls letters BB. Controls in black. No watermark.

BC-H31a

Imperf between horizontal pair, courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H31 6 No value, brown-red 150.00 -
*H31a           Imperf between horizontal pair 320.00 -

* I have added this due to the example shown.

 

1937 As above but controls letters CC. Controls in black.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H32 6 No value, royal blue 133.00 -

 

1938 As above but controls letters DD. Controls in dark brown.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H33 6 No value, green 160.00 -

 

1939 As above but controls letters EE. Controls in black.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H34 6 No value, grey 125.00 -
H34a         deep reddish brown 135.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. My copy of No. 34 is brown, but is of a very low control number (6) and has two
                parallel horizontal pen strokes to the right of the $ sign.
                The frank of this date is listed as 'grey' elsewhere and it is probable that
                my copy is a trial or proof and that grey is the issued colour.

 

1940 As above but controls letters FF. Controls in black. Watermarked paper.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H35 6 No value, deep ultramarine 160.00 -

 

1941 As above but controls letters GG. Controls in red. No watermark.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H36 6 No value, green 133.00 -

 

1942 Design altered — pattern below 'FRANK No.' redrawn and other minor changes.
Control letters HH. Controls in black. No watermark.

Hiscocks Book page 42
As Hiscocks Book, page 42.

Hisc. Type 1942 Description Mint Used
H37 7 No value, red-orange 210.00 -

 

1943 As above but controls letters II. Controls in black.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H38 7 No value, deep reddish violet 260.00 -

 

1944 As above but controls letters JJ. Controls in black.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H39 7 No value, scarlet 260.00 -

 

1945 As above but controls letters KK. Controls in black. Watermarked paper.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H40 7 No value, royal blue 240.00 -

 

1946 As above but controls letters LL. Controls in black. Watermarked paper.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H41 7 No value, darkish green 266.00 -

 

1947 As above but controls letters MM. Controls in black.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H42 7 No value, purple 240.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Watermarked copies I have observed have been distinguished above but it is
                possible that a sheet watermark existed over only part of the sheet and
                That all dates may be found both with and without watermark from the
                same printing.

 

(b) Stamps

1911 Engraved. Issued in panes of 6. Perf. 12¼ between stamps. Off-white wove paper
No watermark unless indicated. Large controls in dark blue. Letter B.

Hiscocks Book page 43
As in Hiscocks Book, page 43.

Hisc. Type 1911 Description Mint Used
H47 8 5c dull vermilion 11.00 -
H48 8 25c steel blue 11.00 -
H49 8 $1 deep blue-green 40.00 -
H49a           on watermarked paper 60.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The 1911, control letter B, are the first listed elsewhere and the earliest in my collection.
                Throughout the series however the control letter progresses each year
                (omitting 'O' on the first pass but not on the second) and it seems odd that the control
                letter 'A' was not used for the first issue as it was for the franks.
                I have left Nos. 43-46 vacant in case further franks for 1948 and later
                and an earlier (1910) set of stamps come to light.

 

1912 As above. Medium sized red controls. Letter C.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H50 8 5c bronze green 8.00 -
H50a           on watermarked paper 16.00 -
H51 8 25c chestnut 13.00 -
H52 8 $1 deep reddish violet 60.00 -
H52a           on watermarked paper 120.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The watermark on my copy of No. 52 consists of most of the letter 'T' and half
                of the letter 'U' in 11mm double block capitals.

 

1913 As above. Large red controls. Letter D.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H53 8 5c greenish black 25.00 -
H54 8 25c red 50.00 -
H55 8 $1 brown 70.00 -

 

1914 As above. Medium red controls. Letter E.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H56 8 5c deep bluish green 13.00 -
H57 8 25c blue 26.00 -
H58 8 $1 deep greyish green 35.00 -

 

1915 As above. Medium dark blue controls. Letter F.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H59 8 5c lake brown 11.00 -
H60 8 25c dull vermilion 14.50 -
H61 8 $1 orange-brown 45.00 -

 

1916 As above. Medium red controls. Letter G.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H62 8 5c slate black 16.00 -
H63 8 25c steel blue 32.00 -
H64 8 $1 myrtle green 25.00 -

 

1917 As above. Small red controls. Letter H.

Hiscocks Book page 44
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 44.

Hisc. Type 1917 Description Mint Used
H65 8A 5c brown 3.00 -
H66 8B 25c reddish orange 9.30 -
H67 8B $1 deep greyish green 19.00 -

 

1918 As above. Small red controls. Letter I.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H68 8A 5c deep dull blue 2.00 -
H69 8B 25c black 8.00 -
H69a           control in red manuscript 60.00 -
H70 8B $1 violet black 18.00 -

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. One authority implies that type 8A or 8B can be found for all years up to 1917—18. I have
                seen no evidence of 'lines extending to base of column' types before 1917 or after 1918.
Note 2. No.69a is the only value I have seen with controls inserted in pen but others may exist.

My note: I think this is talking about the vertical lines on the columns, but I really need to get some better illustrations.

 

1919 As above. Small red controls. Letter J.

BC - H72
Type 8 (H72), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1919 Description Mint Used
H71 8 5c green 1.40 -
H72 8 25c vermilion 6.40 -
H73 8 $1 brown-black 21.00 -

 

1920 Design altered — 'LIMITED' omitted. Date changed from white on colour to colour on white.
Perf. 12½. Small red controls. Letter K. Other details as before.

Hiscocks Book page 44
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 44.

Hisc. Type 1920 Description Mint Used
H74 9 5c yellow-brown 6.00 -
H75 9 25c deep blue 13.00 -
H76 9 $1 deep olive 24.00 -

 

1921 As above. Medium red controls. Letter L. Change to Perf. 11.

BC - H77
Type 9 (H77), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1921 Description Mint Used
H77 9 5c sepia 14.00 -
H78 9 25c darkish salmon 15.00 -
H79 9 $1 grey 21.00 -

 

1922 As above. Small red controls. Letter M.

Hisc. Type 1922 Description Mint Used
H80 9 5c bluish green 9.00 -
H81 9 25c yellow-brown 13.00 -
H82 9 $1 indigo 21.00 -

 

1923 As above. Small red controls. Letter N.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H83 9 5c deep brown 13.00 -
H84 9 25c deep reddish violet 19.00 -
H85 9 $1 reddish orange 40.00 -

 

1924 As above. Small red controls. Letter P.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H86 9 5c deep grey-green 4.40 -
H87 9 25c prussian blue 6.60 -
H88 9 $1 deep olive 20.00 -

 

1925 As above. Small red controls. Letter Q.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H89 9 5c indian red 40.00 -
H90 9 25c orange-red 40.00 -
H91 9 $1 deep brown 50.00 -

 

1926 As above. Small red controls. Letter R.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H92 9 5c dark bluish green 6.65 -
H93 9 25c steel blue 8.00 -
H94 9 $1 deep reddish violet 21.00 -

 

1927 As above. Small red controls. Letter S.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H95 9 5c reddish orange 8.00 -
H96 9 25c yellow-brown 8.00 -
H97 9 $1 deep brown 20.00 -

 

1928 As above. Small red controls. Letter T.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H98 9 5c deep dull green 10.00 -
H99 9 25c blue-black 10.00 -
H100 9 $1 deep reddish violet 20.00 -

 

1929 As above. Small red controls. Letter U.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H101 9 5c deep brown 5.50 -
H102 9 25c reddish orange 5.50 -
H103 9 $1 bright scarlet 21.00 -

 

1930 As above. Small red controls. Letter V.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H104 9 5c indigo 6.40 -
H105 9 25c blackish olive 10.50 -
H106 9 $1 deep reddish violet 21.00 -

 

1931 Change of design. Larger date, bases and tops of columns altered. Change to Perf. 12.
Paper as above. Controls in red — small letters and medium numerals. Letter W.

BC - 1931
Type 10 (H107-109), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1931 Description Mint Used
H107 10 5c bright orange 2.00 -
H108 10 25c brown 4.00 -
H109 10 $1 light greyish green 10.00 -

 

1932 As for 1931 but with smaller dates again. Small red controls. Letter X.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H110 11 5c deep dull green 1.50 -
H111 11 25c lilac 4.25 -
H112 11 $1 dull ultramarine 16.00 -

 

1933 As above. Small red controls. Letter Y.

BC - 1933
Type 11 (H113-115), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1933 Description Mint Used
H113 11 5c scarlet 3.00 -
H113a           on watermarked paper 6.00 -
H114 11 25c black 5.30 -
H115 11 $1 orange 12.00 -

 

1934 As above. Small red controls. Letter Z.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H116 11 5c reddish violet (watermarked paper) 1.33 -
H117 11 25c brown 2.40 -
H118 11 $1 grey-green 14.00 -

 

1935 As above. Small red controls. Letter A.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H119 11 5c darkish brown 1.50 -
H120 11 25c deep greyish green 3.00 -
H121 11 $1 vermilion 18.00 -

 

1936 As above. Small red controls. Letter B.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H122 11 5c ultramarine 1.00 -
H123 11 25c light brown 2.00 -
H124 11 $1 black 12.00 -

 

1937 As above. Small red controls. Letter C.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H125 11 5c indian red 1.30 -
H126 11 25c dark green (watermarked paper) 5.50 -
H127 11 $1 orange-vermilion 15.00 -

 

1938 As above. Small red controls. Letter D.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H128 11 5c yellow-orange 0.80 -
H128a           on watermarked paper 1.60 -
H129 11 25c deep ultramarine 2.00 -
H130 11 $1 reddish brown 16.00 -
H130a           on watermarked paper 25.00 -

 

1939 As above. Small red controls. Letter E.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H131 11 5c deep ultramarine 0.80 -
H131a           on watermarked paper 1.60 -
H132 11 25c rose-carmine 3.00 -
H133 11 $1 green 20.00 -
BC-H136a
Imperf between vertical pair.
Image courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.

1940 As above. Small red controls. Letter F.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H134 11 5c dull yellowish green 0.80 -
H135 11 25c black 1.20 -
H136 11 $1 dark orange-red 15.00 -
*H136a           Imperf between vertical pair 80.00 -

* I have added this due to the example shown.

 

1941 As above. Small red controls. Letter G.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H137 11 5c reddish violet 0.80 -
H137a           on watermarked paper 1.50 -
H138 11 25c brown 1.20 -
H139 11 $1 blue 2.00 -
H139a           on watermarked paper 4.00 -

1942 As above. Small red controls. Letter H.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H140 11 5c deep blue 1.10 -
H140a           on watermarked paper 2.00 -
H141 11 25c carmine 7.00 -
H142 11 $1 black 10.00 -
H142a           on watermarked paper 20.00 -

 

1943 As above. Small red controls. Letter I.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H143 11 5c orange 1.06 -
H144 11 25c darkish grey-green 1.86 -
H145 11 $1 reddish brown 14.00 -

 

1944 As above. Medium red controls. Letter J.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H146 11 5c black 0.60 -
H147 11 25c deep blue 1.33 -
H148 11 $1 reddish violet 18.00 -
H148a           on watermarked paper 25.00 -

 

1945 As above. Medium red controls. Letter K.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H149 11 5c deep dull green 2.15 -
H150 11 25c reddish brown 4.50 -
H151 11 $1 carmine-lake 13.50 -

 

1946 As above. Medium red controls. Letter L.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H152 11 5c reddish violet 0.60 -
H152a           on watermarked paper 1.20 -
H153 11 25c brown 1.10 -
H154 11 $1 blue 7.00 -
H154a           on watermarked paper 14.00 -

 

1947 As above. Medium red controls. Letter M.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H155 11 5c orange 0.60 -
H156 11 25c green 1.20 -
H157 11 $1 black 10.60 -

 

1948 As above. Larger black controls. Letter N.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H158 11 5c brown 0.66 -
H159 11 25c deep violet blue 1.80 -
H160 11 $1 scarlet 11.00 -

 

1949 As above. Largish thick scarlet controls. Letter O.

BCTC 1949

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H161 11 5c yellow-orange 0.66 -
H162 11 25c grey-green 1.00 -
H163 11 $1 light blue 10.00 -

 

1950 As above. Largish thick scarlet controls. Letter P.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H164 11 5c black 0.80 -
H165 11 25c bright orange 2.10 -
H166 11 $1 greyish green 11.00 -

 

1951 As above. Largish thick crimson controls. Letter Q.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H167 11 5c ultramarine 0.60 -
H167a           on watermarked paper 1.20 -
H168 11 25c brown-red 2.00 -
H169 11 $1 greyish brown 11.00 -

 

1952 As above. Largish thick red controls. Letter R.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H170 11 5c brown 0.55 -
H171 11 25c blue 1.20 -
H172 11 $1 scarlet 12.00 -

 

1953 As above. Largish thick crimson controls. Letter S.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H173 11 5c bright reddish violet 2.40 -
H173a           on watermarked paper 3.00 -
H174 11 25c light bluish green 10.00 -
H175 11 $1 yellow 32.00 -

 

1954 As above. Largish thick scarlet controls. Letter T.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H176 11 5c red-brown 2.10 -
H177 11 25c red 4.80 -
H177a           on watermarked paper 5.80 -
H178 11 $1 ultramarine 32.00 -

 

1955 As above. Controls as above but close-spaced in red. Letter U.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H179 11 5c deep green 2.80 -
H180 11 25c orange-red 6.60 -
H181 11 $1 dull purple 25.00 -

 

1956 As above. Controls as above. Letter V.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H182 11 5c black 1.60 -
H183 11 25c turquoise blue 7.20 -
H184 11 $1 greenish yellow 23.90 -

 

1957 As above. Controls as above. Letter W.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H185 11 5c greenish blue 1.60 -
H186 11 25c brown 3.20 -
H186a           on watermarked paper 4.80 -
H187 11 $1 deep greyish green 21.30 -

 

1958 As above. Controls as above. Letter X.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H188 11 5c orange-red 0.66 -
H188a           on watermarked paper 1.32 -
H189 11 25c reddish violet 0.80 -
H190 11 $1 brown-red 13.00 -

 

1959 As above. Controls as above. Letter Z.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H191 11 5c lake-brown 0.80 -
H192 11 25c green 2.13 -
H193 11 $1 black 24.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. It is not known why the letter Y was omitted from this series.

 

1960 As above. Controls as above. Letter A.

Hisc. Type 1960 Description Mint Used
H194 11 5c orange-yellow 6.00 -
H194a           on watermarked paper 6.00 -
H195 11 25c rosine 7.50 -
H196 11 $1 deep ultramarine 66.50 -

 

1961 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1961.

Hiscocks Book page 48
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 48.

Hisc. Type 1961 Description Mint Used
H197 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H198 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H199 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1962 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1962.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H200 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H201 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H202 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1963 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1963.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H203 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H204 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H205 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1964 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1964.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H206 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H207 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H208 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1965 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1965.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H209 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H210 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H211 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1966 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1966.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H212 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H213 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H214 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1967 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1967.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H215 11 5c orange-yellow 24.00 -
H216 11 25c rosine 25.00 -
H217 11 $1 deep ultramarine 30.00 -

 

1968 Stamps of 1960 hand-stamped 1968.

BC - H218
Type 11 (H218), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1968 Description Mint Used
H218 11 5c orange-yellow 75.00 -
H219 11 25c rosine - -
H220 11 $1 deep ultramarine - -

Hiscocks added the following General Note:

General Note. Throughout this series I have listed stamps on watermarked paper where I have observed them
                or seen them reported. It seems quite probable however that all were printed on large sheets
                bearing a watermark over a small proportion of their area so that both watermarked and
                non-watermarked varieties occur for all stamps throughout the series. If this is the case,
                it is debatable whether they should be regarded as separate varieties.

 

3. Kamouraska Telephone Co.

Incorporated on 10 November 1902 as 'Cie de Telephone de Kamouraska'.

1906 Printed in black on white or coloured paper in panes of 5. Perf. 12 between stamps. Date and control numbers in red.

Hiscocks Book page 49
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 49.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 10c black / blue - -
H2 1 15c black / white - -
H3 1 25c black / pink - -

 

4. King Telephone Co.

"A single stamp of this company is reported by Jarret (1929). Nothing more is known about it."
That was written br Steve Hiscocks. Fortunateley this image is now available.

 

King Telephone Co - 1c
Only known example, courtesy of Siegel Auction Galleries.
The current owner wrote an article about this stamp in the American Philatelist published March 2016.

Date? Perf. 11¾ (if the property information was accurate.)

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 1c brown on light brown security background 1100.00 -

 

5. New Brunswick Telephone Co.

Nothing is known about this frank and only one copy has been reported.
It was presumably issued to company employees.

1907 Paper? Rouletted 7.5 Red control.

Hiscocks Book page 49
As in Hiscocks Book, page 49, courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 No value, black on tan. - -

 

 

Provincial Government.

1. Alberta Government Telephone System

1907? On white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12. Control letter A. (Not dated.) Controls in red.

Alberta - 2
Type 1 (H1 & H2), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 5c orange 430.00 215.00
H2 1 25c brownish grey 500.00 250.00

 

1908? As above. Control letter B. (Not dated.) Controls in brown ?

Alberta - 1
Type 1 (H3 & H4), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 1 5c orange-red 860.00 860.00
H4 1 25c mauve 1000.00 1000.00

 

1909 As above. Controls (letter A) and date in red in small type. Dated 1909.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 1 5c light brown 860.00 860.00
H6 1 25c grey 1000.00 1000.00

 

2. Manitoba Government Telephones

1908 Lithographed. Issued in panes of 20 On white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12 between stamps.
Red date and control (no letters).

Hiscocks Book page 50
Taken from Hiscocks Book, page 50.

Hisc. Type 1908 Description Mint Used
H1 1 5c red 80.00 60.00
H2 1 25c dark blue 90.00 80.00

 

1909 As above.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H3 1 5c red 22.00 20.00
H4 1 25c dark blue 26.60 25.00

 

1910 As above.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H5 1 5c red 23.90 -
H6 1 25c dark blue 29.30 -

 

1911 As above but rouletted 7½.

Manitoba-1910
Type 1 - 19011, H7 & H8 courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type 1911 Description Mint Used
H7 1 5c chestnut 10.00 -
H7a           large '9' in '1911' 20.00 -
H8 1 25c green 14.50 -
H8a           large '9' in '1911' 26.60 -

 

3. Saskatchewan

The province of Saskatchewan came into being on 5 September 1905. In 1909 the Provincial Government took over the assets of
the Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, the Saskatchewan Telephone Co. and the Wapella-Harris Telephone Co. and set up a system whereby it owned the trunk lines, and
groups of farmers owned local telephone companies which paid tolls to the Government for long distance calls.

From 1900 to 1909 stamps were issued by the Saskatchewan Telephone Co. Ltd. in booklets of vertical strips perforated between stamps. They were dated '190 '
with the last figure of the year inserted by hand.They are rare. Presumably Bell Telephone Co. of Canada stamps were also used in the Province over this period.

(1) Saskatchewan Telephone Company Ltd.

1900(?)—1900 Typographed on coloured wove papers (without watermark) in black. No gum.
Value in red. Control numbers (no letters) in red. Perf. 12 between stamps. Various dates written in.

Saskatchewan Coupon 10c
Saskatchewan Coupon 15c
Saskatchewan Coupon 25c
Saskatchewan Coupon 50c

Images courtesy of raritiesstampauctions. Click image for listing.

Hisc. Type 1909 Description Mint Used
H1 1 10c black / pale yellow 1880.00 -
H2 1 15c black / light blue 1880.00 -
H3 1 25c black / rose 470.00 -
H4 1 50c black / dark yellow 1880.00 -
H5 1 $1 black / white - -

Two examples each are known of the 10c, 15c and 50c; four of the 25c and only one of the $1.

 

(2) Saskatchewan Government Telephone.

19091910 Lithographed on white wove paper by the Stovel Press Ltd., Winnipeg.
No without watermark. Perf. 12 between stamps (panes of 20). Controls in red with letter B on left and number on right.

Canada Saskatchewan 1
Type 2 (H6 & H7), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

 

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H6 2 5c yellow-orange 22.00 20.00
H7 2 25c green 22.00 20.00

 

1911 As above. Controls in vermilion. Letter C.

Canada Saskatchewan 2
Type 3 (H8 & H9), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H8 3 5c black 2.50 2.40
H8a           small control letter 'C' 5.00 4.80
H9 3 25c ultramarine 3.00 2.70
H9a           small control letter 'C' 6.00 5.40

 

1919 Design altered — shape of shield changed and sheaves of corn in line rather than staggered.
Paper yellowish. Controls in red, numbers 1-500 without letter, either centre or right of centre. Other details as above.

Canada Saskatchewan 3 Canada Saskatchewan 6
Type 4 (H10 & H11) Type 4 with double print (H10b & H11b)

Images courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H10 4 5c grey to grey-black 1.50 1.50
H10a           on watermarked paper 2.00 2.00
H10b           double print 23.00 -
H11 4 25c grey to grey-black 1.60 1.50
H11a           on watermarked paper 2.20 2.00
H11b           double print 25.00 -

 

1932 Similar to above but redrawn (especially lion on crest). Control numbers 501 to 800 placed to right.

Canada Saskatchewan 4
Type 4 (H12 & H13), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H12 4 5c black 1.32 1.30
H12a           on watermarked paper 2.00 2.00
H13 4 25c black 1.60 1.50
H13a           on watermarked paper 2.66 2.00

 

1949 As above. Control numbers 801 to 999. Whiter, thicker paper (design does not show through).

Canada Saskatchewan 5
Type 4 (H14 & H15), courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H14 4 5c black 1.60 1.50
H14a           on watermarked paper 2.20 2.00
H14b           control No.882 setenant with No.862 (error) 27.00 27.00
H15 4 25c ultramarine 1.60 1.50
H15a           on watermarked paper 2.20 2.00
H15b           control No.882 setenant with No.862 (error) 27.00 27.00

 

It should be noted that sometimes errors occurred with serial numbers.

Canada Saskatchewan errors
Serial number errors on H14b and H15b, courtesy of Edward Zaluski.

 


If anyone can provide scans to help with this, I am happy to give appropriate credit.

 

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