Ron Brigham’s world champion exhibit “The Pence and Cents, 1851-1868” will be featured in the court of honor at the American Philatelic Society’s annual summer convention and exhibition.
APS Stampshow will take place Aug. 21-24 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, Conn.
The exhibition, presented in association with Brigham Auctions Ltd., is being billed as “the last opportunity for Canadian and American philatelists and the general public to view this multi-award winning exhibit before it is dispersed.”
Brigham’s auction firm currently is offering his Canada collection through a series of auctions taking place near Toronto. The second of these sales is scheduled for June 6-7; details appear in Linn’s June 2 issue on page 1.
The Pence and Cents issues are the earliest stamps of Canada as a province, prior to the act of confederation that created the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
The Pence stamps are those denominated in Canadian pence into 1859. That year saw the introduction of new Canadian stamps denominated in the new Canadian decimal currency: the Cents.
These early issues are among Canada’s most treasured philatelic rarities. The designs show the Canadian beaver, and portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and French explorer Jacques Cartier.
The exhibit includes essays, proofs and postal history, as well as the stamps and their many important varieties.
Brigham’s exhibit, recently featured at the May 30-June 1 Royal 2014 Royale exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the only exhibit of Canada to win the Grand Prix d’Honneur, which occurred at the Belgica 2001 World Philatelic Exhibition in Belgium. It had previously been named the APS Champion of Champions exhibit in 1998.
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Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke talks about a record fifth win for wildlife artist Joseph Hautman in the federal duck stamp art contest, and see the painting that will appear on next year’s federal duck stamp
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz questions Bolivia’s choice for the design of a 2013 stamp honoring the country’s efforts to protect its migrants in foreign lands.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses the discovery of the upright Jenny Invert pane received in an order from Stamp Fulfillment Services in Kansas City, Mo., and also reports on the Confederate Stamp Alliance.
Watch as Linn’s senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the situation with Canada’s recalled Hoodoo stamp, as well as stamps from the United States and other countries that also depict these rock formations.
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections.
In the recently concluded Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, the Circus Posters set of eight stamps was chosen as the overall favorite issue of 2014.
Dispersal of the splendid Daniel B. Curtis collection continued March 25, with Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries gaveling items from United States back-of-the-book and possessions.
The 175th anniversary of the first postage stamp, Great Britain's Penny Black, is May 6, but the stamp was placed on sale May 1, 1840, for mailers to use beginning on May 6, the designated issue date.