Volume 43 – #14

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Volume 43#14

October 30 – November 12, 2018

Tom Slemons, a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, explored Great Britain's mid-19th-century postal reforms during a recent presentation in St. Catharines, Ont.

Pre-reform mail system fraught with inefficiency

Great Britain’s postal reforms in the second half of the 1830s – just before the beginning of the postage stamp era – allowed communication to flourish while transforming the empire into a mobile society. These reforms were the subject of a June 22 presentation by Tom Slemons, a U.S.-based director of the Great Britain Collectors Club and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London. Continue reading →

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