Booklets and Coils of Canada / The Canadian Postal System Enters the Machine Age / A Study of the Printing Dies and Plates (1900 –1935)
In Booklets and Coils of Canada, Gordon Turnbull studies the second stage of mechanization of the Canadian postal system. After the introduction of cancelling machines in 1896, the next step was to make postage stamps available to the Canadian public in a more efficient manner than having to go to the local post office each time stamps were required. The first innovation was small booklets intended for sale through vending machines. Subsequently strips of stamps separated from full sheets and attached end to end were replaced by rolls or coils of stamps, making larger quantities of stamps available to customers in a convenient format. BNAPS thanks Gordon for the scans used in this book, and Liz Ellison for preparing the front cover and master printing file.
Gordon Turnbull is a member of The British North America Philatelic Society, The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, and since 1978 has been a life member of the Winnipeg Philatelic Society, where he has twice been President of the club. Gordon wrote many articles for the club’s award winning monthly publication, The Buffalo. He also gave talks at the club at least once a year. Gordon is a certified electronics technician and was an instructor at Red River Community College for twenty years. He also founded a successful maintenance and repair business franchise system, with the first store opening in 1983, and ran it until retiring at 68.