The Larry Paige Collection of Canadian Flag Cancellations
The Larry Paige Collection of Canadian Flag Cancellations (1896-1996) and Early Machine Cancellations (1896-1902), 2014 by Paige, Larry R. The first BNAPS book to illustrate the many and fascinating varieties of Flag and Machine cancellations. Colour, spiral bound, 406 pp. ISBN: 978-1-927119-40-2. Stock # B4h069-1.
The Larry Paige Collection of Canadian Flag Cancellations (1896-1996) and Early Machine Cancellations (1896-1902) is not an “exhibit” book in the normal BNAPS sense. Instead, although the material is presented in exhibit layout format, it is actually the product of Larry’s collecting efforts in the fields of Canadian Flag Cancellations and Early Machine Cancellations both before and after he stopped actively exhibiting the Flag Cancels in 1987.
Larry first showed his Flag Cancels at BALPEX 1972 in Baltimore, where he received a Bronze award. Four years later he won Gold and the Grand Award at ROPEX, which qualified the exhibit to compete for the American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately Champion of Champions award in 1977 at San Francisco. In 1987 Larry’s exhibit received an International level Silver award at the CAPEX ’87 FIP Exhibition in Toronto. After CAPEX ’87 Larry continued to add to his Flag Cancel collection and expanded into early Canadian Machine Cancellations. These two collections are the subject of this book.
A regular attendee at philatelic conventions, exhibitions and bourses in both Canada and the United States, especially in the mid-Atlantic region, Larry was always looking for elusive rates and dates, the best postal markings and undiscovered material. He was generous in his support of philatelic organizations and individuals and his knowledge, which he freely gave, was sought by both dealers and collectors. A Licensed Surveyor by profession, Larry worked in the United States, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the US base in Cuba. He served as BNAPS Study Group Coordinator from 1977-1982, and with his wife Marva hosted BNAPEX conventions in Virginiai Beach in 1982 and 1988. Larry was inducted into the BNAPS Order of the Beaver in 1991.