QC era Canadian Postal Corps Cap Badge 1960's
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You are viewing the scans for this rare post 1953 era Canadian Postal Corps cap badge. It is made of brass and still in excellent condition with both original lug type attachments in good order. Used by the Royal Canadian Postal Corps in their final years when they were in charge of postal services during the early part of the 1960's.
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Most likely the badge was made in the 1960's. The Postal organization got its start as a military unit, and operated as such, with efficiency and pride of service. ("Nor rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail, will stop us from our appointed rounds.") Established 3 May 1911 as The Canadian Postal Corps, they were disbanded some time after the unification of The Canadian Forces in 1968. The crown added the prestigious "Royal" designation to their name in 1961, but less than a decade later, thanks to the anti-military socialist leanings of the Liberals and Trudeau I, as well as disruptive unions, the postal service lost its military nature, and became the questionable, expensive, and inefficient organization it is today, eventually being privatized to a great degree, again by Liberals, until it was unrecognizable when compared to the prestigious corps that it was originally. Interestingly it also got a lot more expensive too. Remember the 5 cent stamps of the '60's. It now costs a staggering $.95 to mail letter. If we compare car prices from that time; under the same inflationary results, a $4000.00 regular type Chevy car in 1965 would cost 19 times more, or over $76,000, today. More than twice what they are currently worth... NOW DON'T GO "POSTAL" OVER THIS!