BNAPS Newfoundland Study Group

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21 Nov 2020
31 min.

Framelines on Newfoundland Stamps Printed in the 1930s
Anthony Thompson

Eight printers printed Newfoundland stamps in the 1930s. Six used engraving and two lithography. The characteristics of the stamps from the printers that used engraving are described, focusing on the difference in the appearance of the stamp frame lines.


21 Nov 2020
26 min.

1897-1901 Royal Family Issue
Malcolm Back

Walks through the plate proofs, specimen overprints, stamps, and covers of each denomination of the Royal Family Issue.


19 Sep 2020
56 min.

Exhibiting - Panel Discussion
C.A. Stillions, David Piercey, Robin Moore, David Bartlet

The panel members discuss their reasons for exhibiting, the satisfaction they experienced, and the setbacks they encountered. The attendees chipped in with questions, feedback, and their own exhibiting experiences.


23 Aug 2020
10 min.

Airmail from Canada to Sweden during WW II
Chris Hargreaves

This presentation is a sequel of sorts to Air Mail through Botwood available immediately below.

The presentation discusses a cover from St. John's to Sweden postmarked 25 Feb. 1943. The cover is rated for surface mail, but there was no surface mail to Sweden at the time.


11 Jul 2020
31 min.

Air Mail through Botwood, 1939-1945
Chris Hargreaves

In 1939, Pan American and Imperial Airways flew four trans-Atlantic airmail services. Two routes went through Botwood, Newfoundland. Pan Am suspended flights during 1940-1941, but resumed them in 1942. The presentation solves several mysteries surrounding a First Flight cover postmarked 4 May 1942 marking the resumption of service from Newfoundland to the United Kingdom via the North Atlantic route.


13 Jun 2020
27 min.

Two Canadian 'Aniline' Stamps: Two Different Spectroscopic Tales
Richard Judge

Analyses the ink of two aniline stamps using spectroscopy. The stamps are the Canada 1938 $1.00 Château de Ramezay definitive and the Newfoundland 1911 8¢ Prince George commemorative, part of the Royal Family Issue.


13 Jun 2020
30 min.

Stamp Paper
Anthony Thompson

Describes the paper used to print Newfoundland stamps by Perkins Bacon between 1929-1938 and Waterlow between 1942-1949.
Demonstrates how to analyse paper fibre to determine what raw materials were used to make the stamp paper.
Discusses the changes to the raw materials over the years, and whether the source of the softwood pulp for the paper came from Newfoundland or Norway.


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