A Postal History of the Yukon
A Postal History of the Yukon, by Kevin O’Reilly, 2015. Spiral bound, 142 pages, 8.5 × 11, colour. ISBN: 978-1-927119-50-1. Published by BNAPS; Stock # B4h923-083-1. BNAPS Exhibit Series #83. C$62.00.
Kevin O’Reilly has been chronicling the postal history of northern Canada for over 30 years. Joining his books on Northwest Territories Postal Cancellations and the Pre-Confederation Postal History of Labrador, Kevin’s Postal History of the Yukon won the Horace H Harrison Grand Award at BNAPEX 2014 BALPEX in Baltimore. The 83rd volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Series, the new book covers the postal history of the Yukon from before the Gold Rush to modern times.
Kevin started collecting stamps of the world when he was introduced to the hobby by his mother. He first collected Canada, then focused on the Centennial Definitives. Some self-addressed covers sent to northern post offices in 1972 proved to be a turning point as he quickly began to specialize in the postal history of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut (as well as the Eastern Arctic Patrol), Yukon and Labrador. Sidelines include United States Army/Air Force Post Offices (APOs) in Canada and Newfoundland, the International Grenfell Association, and W Force in Newfoundland and Labrador.