Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | December 15, 2016

Rare 1857 Canada West Mail Stamp


A 3 pence paid stampless envelope sent to James Pringle, Clerk of the Peace, Cornwall and his wife. James was father to future judge J.F. Pringle.  James served as Clerk of the Peace from 1837 to 1858.

The postmark on the left hand front of the envelope is stamped Alexandria, Canada West, December 16, 1857.


Although the area was no longer Upper Canada, having become Canada West, this stamp reads: “Cornwall, U.C.”  It appears that it took a day from Alexandria to Cornwall by post.




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