Volume 45 – #11

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Volume 45#11

September 15 – September 28, 2020

A kiosk installed at Toronto’s ‘Station B’ post office in January 2013 replaced an earlier version installed a year earlier. (Photo by late postal historian Andrew Liptak, also known as ‘Philcovex’ on his Postal History Corner blog)

Canada Post revives kiosk stamps in 2012

After a brief trial of computerized stamp dispensers three years earlier, Canada Post revived its kiosk stamp program at the end of 2012. It was philatelists, rather than mail senders, driving the sales of these stamps, according to collector Dave Bartlet, a member of the Calgary Philatelic Society and Canadian Aerophilatelic Society. Printed using special kiosks at select post offices across the country, “these are the things that everybody thinks of when you say ‘kiosk stamps,’ because no one ever saw most of the stuff that went on before this,” added Bartlet, who has visited all of the kiosks across the country and notes the machines are “basically identical.” Working with Wincor Nixdorf – a German company offering retail and banking hardware, software and services – Canada Post revived the kiosk stamp program and installed dispensers printing nine rates beginning Dec. 12, 2012. Continue reading →

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