Newfoundland markings exhibit now online

Robin Moore’s Newfoundland postal history exhibit exploring the postal markings issued to the St. John’s General Post Office and its sub post offices from 1840-1949 is now available online for free.

Added to the British North America Philatelic Society’s Online Resources and Exhibits webpage this October, Moore’s exhibit displays the known markings – 16 of which are unreported in the philatelic literature – across 17 classifications.

“The reason there are so many is that the volume of mail in St. John’s was quite low in relation to other larger centres, with an average population of only 32,000 people for this period,” reads the society’s website, “Much of St. John’s postal history was destroyed during two great city fires in the late 1800s.”

Moore’s exhibit won a gold medal and the Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC) Postal Markings Award at the 2018 PHSC Symposium in Hamilton, Ont.

Earlier this year at the London 2022 international exhibition, Moore’s display earned a silver medal.

To view the exhibit, visit

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