Tag: mail

Embossed Supervisors’ And Customs House Seals

The supervisors’ and customs house seals indicate the payment of revenues but are not technically “revenue stamps” because they do not state a value.  However, as they are generally collected as embossed revenue stamps, they are included here. Pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1791, these seals were in use from July 1, 1791 …

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Early Cross Border Mail

(Mail to 1817) Prior to the Revolutionary War, all of the colonial postal systems were under British Administration.  There were no scheduled mail routes between the Maritime Provinces and what is now the United States.  Postal relations between the Maritime Provinces and the United States were severed during the Revolutionary War.  Beginning in 1788, the monthly Falmouth admiralty packet, made port calls in Halifax and New …

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