This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of the single frame Panama Canal Zone Registered Mail, The Early Years 1905-1922. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
This exhibit shows examples of registered mail from the Canal Zone during the early years of the U.S. postal service in the territory, with emphasis on registration markings and the special labels produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for use on international registered mail. According to the Annual Report of the USPOD for 1906, registry service in the Canal Zone began in August 1905 (ERD from Gorgona on August 19), which explains why no examples exist of registered covers franked with the first two sets of Canal Zone overprints. As a result, all of the covers shown in this exhibit are franked with overprints on Panamanian stamps, which were those current during the period covered. Commercially used covers have been emphasized, although collectors of the day were highly interested in Canal Zone issues, and a few attractive philatelically-influenced items have been included.
To view the text within these images, see: web page containing the text content of the exhibit frame.