At the summer meeting of the Académie québécoise d’études philatéliques (AQEP), officials awarded the Médaille de l’Académie to Yves Baril, a retired engraver emeritus from the Canadian Bank Note Company (CBNC).
The AQEP occasionally presents its Médaille de l’Académie to mark an exceptional achievement or for a remarkable involvement in philately.
“Yves Baril is recognized for his immense contribution to Canadian philately through the creation of Canadian postage stamps,” said AQEP President Cimon Morin.
During his 43 years at the CBNC, Baril, a resident of Gatineau, Qué., engraved 146 Canadian postage stamps, six United Nations postage stamps and 11 U.S. postage stamps.
Baril also engraved banknotes, share and bond certificates plus security documents for the Canadian government.
During the recent presentation of the Médaille de l’Académie, a commemorative envelope was created and distributed to the members present at the meeting.
A copy of this commemorative envelope autographed by Baril can be obtained from AQEP.
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