Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues
Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues, by Larry Margetish, 2015. Spiral bound, 126 pages, 8.5×11, colour. ISBN: 978-1-927119-57-0. Published by BNAPS; Stock #B4h923-85-1. BNAPS Exhibit Series #85. C$60.00
The stamps of the Caricature and Landscape series replaced the Centennial series. Released between March 1972 and October 1973, they remained in use until 1979. This period saw many changes in the stamps themselves, including the first multi-coloured definitives, definitives without an image of Queen Elizabeth, and standardized tagging. On the mailing side, postal codes were introduced, experiments with bar codes were begun, and many postal rate changes implemented. Larry Margetish’s Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues, a classic treatment of this modern issue, includes pre-production material, plates, printing and paper varieties, errors and freaks, and postal history.
A retired computer programmer, Larry has been collecting the Caricature and Landscape stamps since they were first issued. His first exhibit, prepared in the early 1980s, has grown from simple beginnings into what is now a comprehensive exhibit of the Caricature and Landscape definitive stamps of Canada. At the Spring National Show 2013 in Edmonton the exhibit recevied Gold, the Grand Award and the BNAPS Best BNA Exhibit Award. Most recently, at BNAPEX 2015 NIAGARA FALLS, it received Gold and the John D. Arn ‘White Queen’ Award for the Best Exhibit of QEII stamps and/or postal history. Larry’s philatelic memberships include the British North America Philatelic Society, Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, American Philatelic Society, and American Topical Association. He is also active in the Postal History Society of Canada, where he is a Director. Besides writing a few articles for stamp magazines, Larry’s other hobby is duplicate contract bridge. He currently lives in Victoria, B.C.