Canada 19th Century Nonletter Mail (B&W)
Canada 19th Century Nonletter Mail, 2008 by Victor L. Willson. A comprehensive collection of Victorian newspapers, circulars, parcel wrappers and book post items mailed in and from Canada between 1840 and 1901. BNAPS Exhibit Series #46. Black and white version. Spiral Bound, 140 pp.
Since 2004 BNAPS has, with the exhibitor’s permission, printed the Grand and Reserve Grand award winning exhibits from the annual BNAPEX convention show as part of the Exhibit Series. This year we are very pleased to offer Victor L. Willson’s Canada 19th Century Nonletter Mail, an amazing treatment of second, third, fourth and fifth class mail originating in Canada in the 1840-1901 period, which received the Grand Award at Calgary in September 2007. Although newspapers, circulars, parcel wrappers and book post items have appeared in isolation as part of exhibits on stamp issues such as the Pence, Cents, Large and Small Queens and later Victorian issues, what Vic has accomplished is to gather the key pieces from all these areas into one comprehensive collection, a task that has taken more than 20 years of research and acquisition to accomplish.
Canada 19th Century Nonletter Mail has been printed, as have been all Exhibit Series books produced since October 2002, from computer scanned originals instead of from the black and white photocopies used to produce earlier exhibit series volumes. Digital scanning provides better defined images and allows the exhibits to be reproduced in colour or black and white. It also ensures that a lasting copy of the original is on file for later use in a variety of formats.