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|In 1981 The Canadian Meter Study Group, CMSG, was
formed as part of the Postal History Society of Canada (www.postalhistorycanada.net). Clay Rubec was
the editor of the Canadian Meter Stamp Newsletter until about
1986. In 1988 Ross Irwin picked up as the newsletter editor, with Dave
Cooper as associate editor, and they have continued in those roles since. From
his first issue in 1988 Professor Irwin has used the newsletter to develop the CMSG
catalog by providing a few pages at a time and those pages are
interspersed in the Newsletter issues. This library includes all issues
of the CMSG Newsletter and an Index compiled by Irwin. The CMSG Catalog
is also assembled separately.
In 2004 Ross Irwin published a revised Canada Meter Postage Stamp Catalog
based on the CMSG catalog. Where the CMSG Catalog numbering system
(as with earlier Irwin Catalogs) was roughly based on when the meter
type first appeared, the 2004 edition is based on manufacturers. This
catalog is available from:
How to Find Information in the CMSG
Use the Index for
Newsletters 1-70. Types from the CMSG Catalog are reconciled with
the 2004 Irwin Canadian Meter Postage Stamp Catalog and the 2005
International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog.
Select the Newsletter Issue in the table directly
below. Use the PDF bookmarking tool to navigate through the long
documents that have more than one issue.
CMSG Newsletter Issues
The Adobe Reader is needed to view these documents.
Some early issues have faded. Some pages responded to adjustments and
some did not.
Scans of issues are in PDF
Where several issues are bundled in a year please use the Bookmark
feature to assist navigating the document.
The Index, also in PDF format, is searchable using the Adobe Reader
search icon (usually ctrl F). The Index includes references to the
Newsletter and the recent Canadian Postage Meter Stamp Catalog by Irwin.
|The CMSG Catalog was developed over the years by Ross
published in the newsletter, a few pages at a time. Link HERE
the Catalog assembled from these pages. The CMSG Catalog has been
superseded by the Canada Meter Postage Stamp Catalog of 2004. However,
there is much information that could not fit. We include pages
from the newsletter that apply to the meter types here
to make the extra information a bit easier to find. The order published was not necessarily
numerical. The Catalog is in PDF format. It is suggested
that the reader use the "bookmark" feature of PDF files to
navigate through this very long document.
|The meter types are different for the three current
catalogs that list Canadian meter stamps. Link
to a Reconciliation Table comparing the listings from the CMSG Catalog,
the Canada Meter Postage Stamp Catalog of 2004 by Ross Irwin and the
International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog (IPMSC) of 2005 by J. Hawkins and R. Stambaugh.
The IPMSC is now available as the
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