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Non-prepaid Priority Courier and Xpresspost Envelopes

Earle L. Covert

Priority Post envelope Priority Post International envelope

The button below is a link to a detailed list of non-prepaid Priority Courier and Xpresspost envelopes. The list also includes Purolator envelopes that mention Canada Post. The list is a 7.7 MB PDF file. It will be displayed in a new window.

Prepaid Priority Courier and Xpresspost envelopes are also listed in the ORE. They are included in the Addenda to Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada & Newfoundland, 8th Edition, 2019 - Canada Premium Products. This publication is in the ORE's Books and Handbooks section.

Readers are encouraged to send scans of any unlisted items. You can contact me, Earle Covert, by email at

Canada Post inaugurated Priority Post on 1 May 1978 and Xpresspost on 1 September 1993. Information on these services can be found on the Canada Post website and in the blog Postal History Corner by Philcovex (Andrew J. Liptak).


  1. Canada Post, Canada Post Priority service, viewed in July 2023.
  2. Canada Post, Canada Post Xpresspost service, viewed in July 2023.
  3. Philcovex (Andrew J. Liptak), "Faster Than Regular Mail : 1967 - 1993", Postal History Corner blog, posted on 20 March 2013.
Purolator envelope Xpresspost envelope

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