|HOLYHEAD, WALES - 1958
Ireland - London,Eng.
|HALIFAX, NS, CANADA - 1911
A single-circle CDS with a curved 'PAQUEBOT' at top; three horizontal lines: 'POSTED AT SEA /
RECEIVED / (DATE)
and a curved (CITY NAME) at the bottom.
There is some variability - a time stamp may be under the date and sometimes there is neither date nor time stamp.
This cancellation was in use for three-quarters of a century or more in some places. While mainly used in British ports it was used in some Canadian ports also.
|"||NORTH SYDNEY, NS||1924-55||C|
|"||SAINT JOHN4, NB||1916-21
* Still thought to be in use according to 2nd. Edition (1987) of Hosking's Book.
** Hoskings uses Studd's rating system (A=common, B=less common, C=reasonably scarce, D=rare) with the added categories: AA=very common and DD=very rare.
1 A slightly larger version with larger letters in 'SOUTHAMPTON' started in 1936.
2 The 'Newport Mon.' of 1969 was replaced in 1976 by 'Newport Gwent'.
3 The later version had larger letters. Also used without date.
4 Earlier version used 'St. John'; later version used 'Saint John NB'.