Mining -- British Columbia's Heritage (Col)
Mining — British Columbia’s Heritage, 2006 by Peter Jacobi. Postal history and postcards take the reader through all aspects of British Columbia’s mining industry, from Gold Rush days to the end of the 20th Century. Originally published in 1999, now with scanned images and completely revised, with more than 60 pages of new material added. Colour version. Spiral Bound, 226 pp.
Peter Jacobi’s national level Gold award winning exhibit ‘Mining – British Columbia’s Heritage’ was originally printed as the 11th volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Series. It has now been completely revised using scanned colour images, with more than 60 pages of new material added.
A Metallurgical Engineer, Peter began a career in the mining industry with summer jobs in Flin-Flon and Thompson, Manitoba. After graduation as he worked in the Dominican Republic and Saskatchewan before joining Cominco Ltd., where assignments took him to Pine Point, North West Territories, Kimberly and Trail, British Columbia and then to Vancouver. Now retired Pete lives with his wife, a retired teacher, in the White Rock area of Surrey, B.C. The Jacobi’s spend a large part of each summer at their cabin in Montana. Pete took over as the Secretary of BNAPS after Alex Unwin’s untimely death in February 2000. He also served as Chairman of VANPEX from 2001 to 2004.
After assembling reasonable collections of the stamps of both Germany and Canada, Pete credits Bill Robinson for getting him hooked on covers, postmarks and postal history at a local stamp show in Castlegar in 1984. His mining background and newfound love of postal history made creating ‘Mining – British Columbia’s Heritage’ a natural choice. The exhibit shows in a philatelic setting the socio-economic impact of the mining & smelting industry on the early development of the province of British Columbia. The exhibit is organized with separate sections on the Mines, the Smelters, the Financial Side of Mining and a look at the continuation of the industry into the 21st Century.