15 Jan 2019
The latest Online Resources & Exhibits (ORE) contribution is the one-frame exhibit "The Chemistry of the War Time Admiral" by Richard Judge.
The exhibit studies the ink used for the 1911 Admiral 2¢ carmine stamp using reflectance, X-ray fluorescence, and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy. The 2¢ carmine stamp is well known for its aniline ink and shade varieties. The exhibit uses spectroscopy to analyze these varieties.
The exhibit won Vermeil and the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award at BNAPEX 2018, Quebec City, QC.
9 Jan 2019
A memorial for Richard M. Morris, who passed away on 14 December, has been posted.
Richard is noted for his research on the 1911-1928 Admiral Issue and the colour and shades found on early Canada and U.S. stamps. His philatelic accomplishments include articles and books describing the results of his research and a Gold medal exhibit of the Admiral Issue. He was on the BNAPS Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006.
8 Jan 2019
To ring in the New Year, BNAPS has published four new books, two of them in its Exhibit Series.
► Brant County Postmarks and Cancels to 1930 - Robert G. Anderson (Exhibit Series No. 103)
Uses postmarks and covers to illustrate the postal history of the many towns and villages that grew up, and occasionally disappeared, in Brant County, ON.
► Three Brands of First Day Covers from Regina - Gary Dickinson
Unravels the mystery behind three brands of FDCs: Litho-Art, Philatelic Supply Company and Phila Coin.
► Japanese Canadians in World War II - Censored Mail from the Uprooting in British Columbia - Louis Fiset
Canadian postal history used in a unique way to illustrate the sad story of the internment of Canadians of Japanese origin during World War II.
► Newfoundland’s Last Definitives: The Perkins Bacon and Sprague Printings - C. A. Stillions (Exhibit Series No. 102)
Explores the printings of Newfoundland’s “Industries” Definitive issue, released on 2 January 1932, by Perkins Bacon and W. W. Sprague.
7 Jan 2019
PNWRG Fall Newsletter contains a full report of the fall meeting in Victoria held in conjunction with VICPEX.
3 Jan 2019
Newsletters from 12 Study Groups have been posted. The year of publication, Study Group, and number of issues are listed below:
► 2013 British Columbia Postal History - 4 issues
► 2016 King George VI - 4 issue
► 2013 Large and Small Queens - 3 issues
► 2013 Military Mail - 5 issues
► 2013 Newfoundland - 4 issues
► 2013 Perfin - 3 issues
► 2013 Postal Stationery - 3 issues
► 2017 Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties - 4 issues (a special issue that appeared in 2018 was posted as soon as it was published)
► 2013 Revenue - 4 issues
► 2014 RPO - 6 issues
These study groups have requested a delay of 1 to 5 years between publication of their newsletters and posting on the website. Several study groups (such as the Dead Letter Office, Pence-Cents Era, and Precancel Study Groups) have no delay period. Their newsletters were posted upon publication in 2018.
The following two study groups also have no delay period. Their most recent newsletters are now posted on the website.
► 2018 First Day Covers - 4 issues plus the final issue of 2017 (also available on the Study Group's website)
► 2015 to 2018 Squared Circle Cancels - 12 issues in all
Great reading! Thanks to the editors and contributors for making these newsletters available.
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