Re-Entries in the 1/2¢ Small Queen, Vol. I (left pane)
The Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen, Volume I — The Left-Hand Pane 2012 by Kershaw, Kenneth A. The first of a pair of books bringing to light previously unknown plating varieties of the Half Cent Small Queen. Black & white. Spiral, 270 pp.
In The Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen, Volume I — The Left-Hand Pane and The Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen, Volume II — The Right-Hand Plate, Ken Kershaw continues his phenomenal output of plating information and new discoveries. After books on plating Canada’s Half Cent Maple Leaf and 1898 Christmas Map stamps, he prepared six more on the Pence and Cents issues of Prince Edward Island, a two-volume set on Canada’s 5¢ Beaver, a trio on the high value stamps of the 1859 Cents issue, and a five volume set on the 3d Beaver! Now he is back with another two-volume set, this time on the Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen. The new books have been done in the style and format of his previous BNAPS books.
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.