Canada 1927 Historical & Confederation Issues (Col)
Canada: The 1927 Historical and Confederation Anniversary Issues, 2006 by Kimber A. Wald. A classic exhibit treatment of two very interesting and colourful 20th century issues. BNAPS Exhibit Series #38. Colour version. Spiral Bound, 156 pp.
After his Canada Special Delivery Issues was published (BNAPS Exhibit Series #28) in 2003, Kimber A. Wald was attracted to the 1927 Historical and Confederation stamp issues. It was appealing to identify a 20th century field that had all the features of earlier Canadian stamps – much specialized material on offer including proofs and imperforates, with a broad spectrum of associated postal history available – but not the high price tags of 19th century material. Five-hole perfins provided a delightful sideline of the collection. Kimber felt the two issues had a lot to offer philatelically and had never been explored to any extent by earlier philatelists. The significance of the nine stamps, focusing as they did on Canada’s Confederation, also appealed to the long-time history buff. The collection, which has now been published as BNAPS Exhibit Series #38, won many awards including the Grand Award at Royal*2005*Royale 2004 in London, Ontario and Golds at BNAPEX/BALLPEX 2004 in Baltimore.
Kimber Wald was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After ten years in the insurance industry Kimber went to work for a friend, the new Mayor of Cleveland, as Purchasing Commissioner and later Director of the Office of Budget & Management. From 1971 to 1978 he was Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Consumer Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1978 he moved to Greater Washington, DC to begin a 25-year career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, overseeing National Flood Insurance Program contracts. Upon retiring in 2004 he began volunteering at a nursing home, catching up on his reading and working on his stamp collection.