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January 2014

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is pleased to announce the release of three new books, including the 75th volume of the Exhibit Series.

Canadian Wilding and Associated High-Value Definitives: Paper Texture, Printings, Periods of Use Canadian Wilding and Associated High-Value Definitives: Paper Texture, Printings, Periods of Use, by Robert J Elias. 2014, 88 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral bound, ISBN: 978-1-927119-32-7. Stock # B4h923.75.1, colour; $C51.00

This exhibit by Robert Elias presents the most comprehensive research ever undertaken on the paper texture of the Canadian Wilding and associated high-value definitives. It represents the culmination of a succession of studies and exhibits on this topic, which began at the Winnipeg Philatelic Society’s STAMPSHOW ’99. The final exhibit, at BNAPEX 2012 CALTAPEX in Calgary, received a Gold medal, the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award, the John D. Arn White Queen Award, and the APS 1940-1980 Award of Excellence. In addition to the stamps themselves, the exhibit includes a very fine selection of covers showing their use.

Robert Elias is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. His specialty is paleontology, and he conducts research on ancient fossil corals and the environments in which they lived. Robert’s philatelic interest is focussed on Canadian stamps and postal history of the early Elizabethan II era, prior to the Centennial definitive issue. He became a member of BNAPS in 1999 and has been Chairperson of the Elizabethan II Study Group since 2010.

First Day Covers of Canada?s 1937 Coronation Issue

First Day Covers of Canada’s 1937 Coronation Issue; by Gary Dickinson. 2014, 60 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral bound, colour. ISBN: 978-1-927119-33-4. Stock # B4h066.1.1; $C44.00

After the death of King George V and the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936, in 1937 Canada and the other countries of the British Empire were ready for some good news and celebration, which were provided by the coronation of King George VI.

Philatelically, the 1937 Coronation Issue was the turning point for First Day Cover (FDC) development in Canada. It was the first stamp issued by Canada which resulted in the production of more than 200 different cachets, far more than any previous stamp and rarely equaled in the years following. Canada’s commemorative stamp was issued on 10 May 1937, two days before the actual coronation.

In First Day Covers of Canada’s 1937 Coronation Issue; the more than 200 different known FDCs are illustrated in separate chapters according to the style of cachet, eg those featuring the King alone, the Royal Family, words or pictures, crowns and other printed cachets and rubber stamped and hand made cachets, with a final chapter on First Day Postmarks.

Dr. Gary Dickinson worked in British Columbia secondary schools, colleges, and universities for 35 years until he retired in 2001. The last 20 years were at Okanagan College and Okanagan University College where he served as South Okanagan Regional Director for five years and Dean of the Faculty of Adult and Continuing Education for 15 years. He was also Acting Vice-President, Academic for the year and a half prior to his retirement. Gary has continued his association with Okanagan College by chairing its Central Okanagan Advisory Committee and serving on the Research Ethics Board. He was co-founder of the BNAPS FDC Study Group and is editor of its newsletter, First Impressions. Gary and his wife Barbara have six grown children and were foster parents for 20 years.

The defining criteria of the 2c Small Queen - the Re-entries & Varieties

The defining criteria of the 2c Small Queen - the Re-entries & Varieties; by Kenneth Kershaw. 2014, 86 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral bound, colour. ISBN: 978-1-927119-34-1. Stock # B4h067.1.1; $C47.95

Similar to his recent 1¢ Small Queen book, Ken Kershaw’s new 2¢ Small Queen volume is not a plating book where stamps are examined position by position. It too is a summary of known flaws, both strong and weak, that can be found on the 2¢ Small Queen, including “Kiss-print” duplicates, tool marks, guide lines and particularly guide dots, using a new grid system Ken has developed that locates a guide dot on individual stamp. Though several thousand stamps were examined for this book, Ken makes it clear that many more are likely to be found. This volume is his 20th BNAPS book.

Ken Kershaw was born in England and became fascinated by plants at an early age. He graduated from Manchester University with a B Sc degree in Botany in 1952. After military service he went on to a Ph. D. degree working on pattern in vegetation, and was appointed lecturer in Plant Ecology at Imperial College London in 1957. He was seconded to Ahmadu Bello University in northern Nigeria for two years. On his return to Imperial College he became involved with lichen ecology, particularly in alpine and arctic areas, in addition to his work on computer modeling and data analysis. He obtained his D Sc in 1965 and was appointed Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton in 1969. His research was then devoted heavily to the ecology of the Canadian low arctic and northern boreal forest areas, and in 1982 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of several university texts. Ken’s passion for wild plants has been transferred to Canadian philately. He sees his plating work simply as the “taxonomy of bits of paper” and after a lifetime of plant taxonomy finds it a fairly straightforward and fascinating hobby.

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