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Canada Postal Stationery Postage Due Newspaper Wrappers

Canada Postage Due Newspaper Wrappers

Canada is unique in the philatelic world as being the only country to have produced postage due newspaper wrappers.

These wrappers were used by the post office to return publications to publishers and collect postage due. The last line of the printed text on the wrapper gives the form reference number (29 B), the quantity printed and a date of printing. The size is variable, 146-163mm x 370-380mm.


1c postage due wrapper
Canada 1c postage due newspaper wrapper printed 13-09-1920

Canada 1c postage due newspaper wrappers are known with the following imprints
35,000 - 2-10-08
120,000 - 24-2-10
75,000 - 18-1-12
75,000 - 4-12-12
100,000 - 19-6-13
100,000 - 19-12-13
100,000 - 22-10-14
50,000 - 1-3-18
75,000 - 10-11-19
75,000 - 13-9-20
75,000 - 9-1-23
90,000 - 30-11-23
50,000 - 31-3-25
50,000 - 6-3-26
50,000 - 13-9-29
50,000 - 24-6-30
35,000 - 6-9-32
40,000 - 31-1-36
75,000 - 8-9-37
75,000 - 19-4-38
75,000 - 16-5-39
30M - 20-1-48


2c postage due wrapper
Canada 2c postage due newspaper wrapper printed 17-01-1952

Canada 2c postage due newspaper wrappers are known with the following imprints
60M - 17-1-52
250M - 24-2-52
200M - 12-6-52
250M - 5-9-52
500M - 1-10-52


Canada Newspaper Wrappers BIBLIOGRAPHY

Handbuch für Postmarken-Sammler, by Alfred Moschkau, 1885/1896
The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Wrappers and Post Cards of the North American Colonies of Great Britain, by the Philatelic Society London, 1889
Catalogue Prix-Courant de Timbres-Postes, by J B Moens, 1893
Ketcheson’s Standard Catalogue of Canada Stamps, by H F Ketcheson, 1894
A Catalogue for Advanced Collectors of Postage Stamps, Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers, by Henry Collin and Henry L Calman, c1895
Canada its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery, by Clifton A Howes, 1911; reprinted 1974
Postage Stamps of Canada, by Fred Jarrett, 1923
Grosser Ganzsachen-Katalog, by Dr Siegfried Ascher, 1928
Edward Overprinted Wrappers, by Frank W Campbell, in BNA Topics, Vol 3 No 5, June 1946
Billig’s Philatelic Handbook, Vol 11, 1949
The Postal Stationery of Canada, by Nelson Bond, 1953
OHMS Perfins, in BNA Topics, Vol 11 No 10, November 1954
Precancelled Canadian Postal Stationery, by R B Hetherington, in Maple Leaves No 37, August 1955
Precancelled Postal Stationery, in Maple Leaves No 48, June 1957
Perfin on 1897 1c green wrapper, in BNA Topics No 152, December 1957
New Postage Items Available from the Philatelic Section, in Maple Leaves No 89, June 1964
Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalogue, 1966/1990
The Encyclopædia of British Empire Postage Stamps Vol V North America, Robson Lowe, 1973
Post Office Department Order No 15, in BNA Topics No 352, Mar-Apr 1976
Post Office Bulletin 17 Nov 1951, in BNA Topics No 355, Sep-Oct 1976
The Medallion Issue - A Record of the Printing Orders, by Allan L Steinhart, in BNA Topics, Vol 35 No 6, November 1978; Vol 36 No 1, January 1979; Vol 36 No 2, March 1979; Vol 36 No 3, May 1979
Headings on Georgian Newspaper Wrappers, by Don Frazer, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 2 No 5, November 1983
Canadian Precancelled Postal Stationery Handbook, by George E L Manley, 1984
Wrapper Heading Varieties, by Don Frazer, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 3 No 2, May 1984
Update on Wrapper Headings, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 3 No 4, August 1984
The Inland Revenue Weights and Measures Post Bands, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 8 no 6, December 1989
Earliest Reported Postmark Listing for the Postal Stationery of Canada and Newfoundland, by the BNAPS Postal Stationery Study Group, June 1994
The CBNC Wrapper and Post Band Orders mid 1952 - 1959, by Robert Lemire, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 16 No 1, July 2000
Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland, by Earle L Covert & William C Walton, 2001
Postage Due Wrappers, in Maple Leaves No 292, April 2004
Pseudo Stationery, by Wayne Menuz, Postal Stationery No 355 July 2007 (re Heckler “Officials”)
W12d: Another Copy Found, by Pierre Gauthier, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 22 No 2, May 2008
Newspaper Wrapper Heading Settings - A Summary, by Robert Lemire, in Postal Stationery Notes, Vol 22 No 3, October 2008
Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue, by William C Walton & Earle L Covert (editors), 8th Edition, 2019

"Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue", by Jan Kosniowski, published June 2019
In addition to the post office issue newspaper wrappers this catalogue also lists all the known private overprints on Canadian stationery newspaper wrappers, a total of 46 items.