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The Semi-Official
Air Mail Stamps of Canada

Semi-Officials Stamps
  The Era
  The Airline Locations
 
  Pioneer Air Mails
  Laurentide Air Service
  Northern Air Service
  Elliot Air Services
  Patricia Airways
  Western Canada Airways
  Yukon Airways
  Patricia Airways
  British Columbia Airways
  Klondike Airways Limited
  Cherry Red Airline
  Commercial Airways
  Canadian Airways
 
Ephemera
  A Rare Pioneer Find!
  About Amelia Earhart
  Sample Mail Contract
  About A.C. Roessler
 
  Philatelic Glossary
  Credits

Airline Locations



The resource industry in Northern Canada was a thriving business.  However, access to these forests and mines was by boat and dog sled. Its very remoteness made the creation of these semi-official flights a reality, as the Canadian Government was not prepared to offer air service to these communities.

Whenever a new air service was created, it's inaugural flight was normally the source of great local news.



Map depicting the first official airmail routes in Canada. (The Montreal Daily Star, Mar 5, 1928.  Bibliothèque nationale du QuĂ©bec.)