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Volume 42#12 Oct 3 – Oct 16, 2017, 2017

Majors’ rate study exhibit earns Grand at BNAPEX

This September, esteemed exhibitor Ronald E. Majors was awarded the BNAPS Horace Harrison Grand Award for his rate study of decimal-franked and stampless covers from the mid-19th century. Entitled “Canadian Postal History: A Rate Study using Decimal-Franked and Stampless Covers (1859-1868),” the exhibit was “the best representation of the postal history of the period ever put together,” according to Chief Judge Victor Willson, of Texas. “Mr. Majors’ exhibit covered the uses of Canada’s second set of stamps, which coincided with a great increase in Canadian trade and communication. The shift from pence to cents as the Canadian currency acknowledged the shift in trade balance from England to the U.S. as well,” said Willson. “Several previous BNAPEX high-level exhibits had focused on this issue, and Mr. Majors’ exceeded them all, having incorporated much of those into it over the years.” Continue reading →

The Order of the Beaver (OTB) elected three new members, who were inducted during the Calgary Awards Banquet, held at the 2017 Calgary BNAPEX. From the left are OTB Vice-Chairman H. Michael Street, new inductees Eldon Godfrey and Dave Bartlet and OTB President William C. (Bill) Walton. Leo Beaudet of Ottawa was also elected to the OTB but was unable to attend the banquet. Established in 1968, the OTB consists of BNAPS members who have: provided distinguished service to BNAPS; contributed to organized philately in general; shared and advanced philatelic knowledge through exhibiting and/or writing; and attended and participated regularly at the annual BNAPEX conventions. Photo by Erika Peter.

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Cross-country Terry Fox exhibit explores philatelic legacy

A cross-country exhibit exploring the legacy of Canadian hero Terry Fox began its stop in Fox's hometown of Port Coquitlam, B.C. this September.

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Female exhibitor tops Caltapex regional exhibition

Exhibitor Donna Trathen, of Calgary, Alta., won the Caltapex Grand Award this September for her exhibit on iconic Scottish photographer Christina Broom ...

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Cherry-picking can be an acceptable practice

Some collectors, including a few dealer friends, consider “cherry-picking” to be a derogatory practice. I happen to disagree with them. I’ve been on both sides of that philatelic fence.

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