Does anybody recognize this stamp?

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    Wgrenadier
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    Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:42 am

    Hi guys!

    I recently came across this Canadian-made mapcase (which I am guessing was made in 1946 based on other examples I have seen) and was wondering if anybody recognized the inspection stamp. Rather than a Canadian broad arrow, it has a stamp that appears to have a crown as well as a "INSPECTED - CANADA" under an unreadable line.

    Anybody have any thoughts?





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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by 48th on Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:55 am

    Very interesting stamp, I have yet to come across anything looking like that so far.

     I would really like to have seen the actual date, are you sure it is 1946? The tiny portion of stamp you can see protruding from the button looks flat like a five. I have yet to see Z.L.&T. markings like that after 1945 my self.

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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by Haplo on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:19 am

    Most of these mapcases are indeed made in 1946.
    Here in the Netherlands we see a lot of these.
    And sold as wartime datet 1940.
    I also have seentrouwers and BD jackets with this type of stamp.
    Always thought it was an inspection stamp used after the war after inspection of equipment that came back.

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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by ypres on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:18 am

    I have seen this stamp before. I think it has something to do with surplus items sold after the war.  I'm not sure what they stand for but I think it is revenue or some type of Tax stamp applied when the item left Canadian ownership .... I have seen it applied to Canadian BD that was given to the British after the war ....

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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:34 am

    Here you go 48th! I have seen quite a few of them.



    I wonder who they were made for...

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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by Tankermike on Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:43 pm

    I had actually seen a box of these on Crown Asset sales a couple of years ago, I was going to bid but then thought "what am I going to do with a tri-wall of 46 dated map cases?"

    The wife would have killed me....

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    Re: Does anybody recognize this stamp?

    Post by 48th on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the better picture, very interesting.
    I do wonder why they were being made in '46? Filling a Commonwealth WWII contract or for another country for another conflict?

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