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Volume 42 – #12

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Volume 42#12

October 3 – October 16, 2017

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.

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 →

Features
Cross-country Terry Fox exhibit explores philatelic legacy
Page 1
Female exhibitor tops Caltapex regional exhibition
Page 4
Cherry-picking can be an acceptable practice
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Socred leader and ‘bird in a gilded cage’ ruffled feathers
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Florida journal has appeal for Cival War, postal history bu
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
From first to last, H&E cachets excelled
Page 10
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
New issues could prompt sky-high anxiety for collectors
Page 11

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
1898 book recalls halcyon days of our hobby
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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