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Volume 43 – #25

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Volume 43#25

April 2 – April 15, 2019

A ‘two-era turned cover’ was first sent during the Pence era (top) but later reused during the Cents era. (Photo by Ron Majors)

Turned covers highlight recent Pence-Cents meeting

Long considered an ingenious aspect of postal history in early Canada as well as the U.S., “turned covers” was the topic of a recent meeting of the Pence-Cents Study Group of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS).One of more than 20 active study groups affiliated with BNAPS, the “Pence and Cents” people focus on the area of classic Canadian philately that started it all. Issued by what was then known as the Province of Canada prior to Confederation in 1867, the Pence and Cents issues are Canada’s earliest stamps.“We’re a fairly new group,” said chair Ron Majors, who has served at the helm of the study group since its formation seven years ago. Continue reading →

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