New Brunswick Rates in the Pence Period 1851-60 (Col)
New Brunswick Postal Rates in the Pence Denominated Period 1851-1860, 2010 by Warren S. Wilkinson. Classic New Brunswick postal history of the decimal period, 1851-1860. BNAPS Exhibit Series #58. Colour edition. Spiral, 86 pp.
After selling other collections, at CAPEX ’96 Warren Wilkinson extended a previous interest in the philately of Canada and British North America with the purchase of the Charles Firby collection of Canadian Pence covers. Developing the Pence collection caused him to expand into other BNA areas, including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as British Columbia & Vancouver Island. He proceeded to win an unprecedented three consecutive Grand awards at the annual British North America Philatelic Society BNAPEX exhibition. His ‘Postal Rates of Canada 1851-1859’ won at Ottawa in 2001, while ‘Postal Rates of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’ – the Decimal era parts of which are illustrated in these new books – received the honours at Spokane in 2002. In 2003 Warren won again at London, Ontario with ‘British Columbia and Vancouver Island Postal History: 1850-1871’.
Warren’s British Columbia and Vancouver Island Postal History and Prince Edward Island Postal Rates were previously published in the BNAPS Exhibit Series as books 37 and 55. The just released volumes on New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Postal Rates in the Decimal period become numbers 58 and 59 respectively in the series. It is hoped that Warren’s collections of the postal history of both these provinces in the Cents era will be published in the not too distant future.