Instuctions for handling Telepost messages
(Manual of Operating Procedure for Staff Offices)
Telepost centres were equipped with Teletype Corporation receive only teleprinter machines, Models 28 and 32.
a) Normal Delivery (First class mail)
Sample of a normal message.
b) Request for Special Delivery
The words "Special Delivery" appear immediately above the name of the addressee.
Sample of a message requesting Special Delivery
Special delivery messages were to be handled first and inserted in telepost envelopes bearing special delivery stickers, 33-086-149.
The telepost message was addressed to Oshawa, Ontario, and received at the Gateway Postal Facility, Mississauga, Ont., October 25, 1979. The message was folded and inserted in the telepost envelope.
Telepost Message receiver postmark
October 25, 1979
Since Special Delivery service had been requested, a Special Delivery sticker was affixed and the Gateway Postal Facility Special Delivery cancellation was applied to the back of the envelope
12:00 (noon), October 25, 1979
The letter was received by the Oshawa post office on October 26, 1979, and a receiver cancellation was applied to the front of the envelope.
Oshawa receiver, October 26, 1979
Telepost Service continued into the 1990s. The letter shown below was sent by Telex via the Teleglobe system from Coventry, England, to South Porcupine, Ontario.
Coventry, England to South Porcupine, Ontario, December 16, 1991
Telex received at Timmins Telepost Centre, December 16, 1991
Timmins Telepost Centre, December 16, 1991