Canal Zone 1941 Airmail Cover to Washington DC

The following cover was sent via Airmail from Fort Clayton, Canal Zone to Ellen Holland in Washington DC. It initially was postmarked in Fort Clayton on October 13th, 1941.  Then postmarked again upon arrival in Washington DC on October 16th. Fort Clayton was a US Army Base in the Canal Zone.   This cover features […]

Canal Zone – Dry versus Wet Printings – 1928-1940

In both the USA and it’s Canal Zone Posession, the printers experimented with a new Dry Printing technique.   Many issues of the period exist in both their “Wet” and “Dry” printing types The wet printings used a thicker, stiffer paper and in some cases display distinct color differences. The following images show a few […]

Canal Zone Overprint Types of 1924 – 1931

The stamps of the Canal Zone, under US Possession starting in 1924 used a Canal Zone overprint on USA stamps from the period.   Prior to this, stamps of Panama were overprinted for use, and starting in 1928, most of the stamps were issued specifically for the Canal Zone (with a few USA overprinted stamps […]