Exhibits

Viewing Exhibits: Select any exhibit via the title below and you will be presented with the frame view. Selecting any page from the frame view will provide a full screen view of the page with next and previous controls beside the pages. Additional Frame links will be available at the top of the frame pages if more than a single frame is entered.

Class Entry # Title Frames
 
Single Frame *** Not Received 101 The 1910 Visit of Halley's Comet. 1
    The 1910 visit of Halley's Comet was billed as the end of the world with scientists and others predicting a possible collision with Earth and cyanide in the comet's tail extinguishing all life forms on Earth.

This exhibit explores comets and how the people dealt with this forecast.
 
 
Single Frame *** Not Received 102 Forward Mail to Japanese POWs 1914-1920 1
    This is a one frame exhibit telling the story of mail that was forwarded to prisoners of war in the Japanese POW camps during World War I.
 
 
Single Frame *** Not Received 103 PEGASUS: Rockets Launched from Airplanes 1
    PEGASUS is the first air-to-launch rocket developed by a private company. Pegasus is a three-stage rocket launched in flight from an airplane.

The exhibit collects all Pegasus rocket versions launched from 1991-2019 (last launch at the moment) via astrophilatelic material (space covers cancelled on exact date and place where airplane took-off, considered launch point).
 
 
Youth Class *** Not Received 104 World's Largest Human Gathering - KUMBH 3
    Kumbh Mela at Allahabad/Prayag/Prayagraj is largest the human gathering in the world and the most pious place for Hindus. It is different from those held at Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain. At a given time, the Sangam area is made a separate city to accommodate such a huge mass of pilgrims. The place was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019. It is a land of wonders, land of most bridges in the world, during the event. And also the land of World's First Airmail (1911).
 
 
Single Frame *** Not Received 105 Mt. Fuji - A Japanese Icon 1
    A study of the extent to which Mt. Fuji is a part of the Japanese identity.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 106 Ottawa Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1872 to 1898 Decentralization 1
    The exhibit shows the evolution of Ottawa Dead Letter Office (DLO) handstamps from 1872 up to the July 1, 1898 Decentralization into additional branches thru Canada.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 107 British Columbia Hospitals Aid 1933 1
    In May 1933 the British Columbia Government legislated a duty on restaurant meals to supplement the funding of hospitals, but it was rescinded by court order in August 1933.
 
 
Traditional Philately 108 The halfpenny 'bantams' of South Australia 1
    South Australia's halfpenny 'bantam' is Australia's smallest ever postage stamp. Whilst this may be a source of intrigue for us, it caused extra hassles in its production and use.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 109 Envoltorios para carta de 1890 (1890's Wrappers) 1
    A study of the usages and varieties of the 1890's Guatemala wrappers.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 110 El Mundo de Mafalda 1
    Brief tour of the elements that make up and describe little Mafalda, family and gang, without forgetting its characteristic humor.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 111 Memorandum Postal 1
    A study of the varieties of the Memorandum Postal used by the post office in the 1920's decade.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 112 La Guatemala de principios del siglo XX 1
    The monuments that were in Guatemala City at the beginning of the 20th century, which we can still appreciate and those that disappeared by natural causes or by the hand of man.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 113 Mail related to the ill-fated 1935 Trans-Tasman Jubilee flight 1
    This exhibit focuses on mail saved from the failed 1935 Trans-Tasman flight from Australia to New Zealand as well as mail which was scheduled to be included on the return flight. It includes some rarely seen examples of mail associated with the flight. It also includes a piece of fabric covering the airplane, the Southern Cross, signed by the noted Australian aerophilatelist, Ernest Crome.
 
 
Traditional Philately 114 The $1 Centennial Definitive of Canada: The Stamp and its Usages 1
    An exhibit of the Centennial $1 stamp, showing the various paper fluorescences, gums, varieties, along with usages on mail, parcels and different post office receipts.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 115 Spain: Cartwheel Cancellation 1
    The exhibit shows examples of this postmark used officially between 1858 and 1869, as well as later examples. Shown are markings on all issues between 1859 and 1869, blue cancels, modified unofficial cancels, as well as on cover with different rates, using primarily the domestic letter rate stamps throughout.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 116 THE INCAS CHESSPLAYERS / LOS INCAS AJEDRECISTAS 1
    The collection tells a story told by the Peruvian writer Ricardo Palma, of how chess came to Peru and how two Incas learned to play it, which cost them their lives.
La colecció n narra una historia contada por el escrito peruano Ricardo Palma, de como llegó el ajedrez al Perú y como dos Incas aprendieron a jugarlo, lo cual les costo la vida.
 
 
Youth Class 117 GLIMPSES OF SPORTS THROUGH PHILATELY 2
    Sports play an important role in physical and mentall development of every child and there are numerous sport with its own benefit we are going to take glimpses of some amazing sports with philately
 
 
Thematic 118 EVOLVE.... A BEAK AT EVOLUTION 1
    Darwin established that a species originated by evolution is mainly driven by natural selection, evolving into several subspecies. Beaks in the various birds are a resultant of this phenomenon. A journey from prehistoric days to modern times, birds have witnessed their beaks evolving to suit their habitat and lifestyle for their survival . All this explained through philatelic delights.
 
 
Thematic*** Not Received 119 EXTREME BIRDS 5
    Alongside the more conventional record holders are some remarkable characters among birds: This exhibit deals with such birds that live in extreme- the fastest flier, the deepest diver, the most resourceful, the ugliest, the noisiest, even the smelliest. Their lavish exploration of exceptional forms, bizarre habits and fantastic feats, and complex ways in which birds cope with the countless challenges of life are amazing, beautiful, intriguing with their ingenuity or say bizarre.
It is the purpose of this exhibit to familiarize the viewer with amazing and lesser known facts of feathered bipeds i.e. birds which have always fascinated the mankind with their extreme abilities.
 
 
Traditional Philately*** Not Received 120 Newfoundland King George VI 10
    All stamps issued between May 12, 1937 and June 24, 1947 are depicted including plate proofs, colour trials, colour proofs, the printing process and postal usage.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 121 An Overview of 15 Decades of Mail from Britain to Canada - Rates and Efficiency of Service 1
    A summary of the postal rates and efficiency of service between Great Britain and British North America (Canada) from 1850 to 1999.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 122 Earliest and Latest Commercial Usages of Canada's Semi-Official Airmails 1
    Prior to the development and adoption of airmail for use in Canada, semi-official airmail service provided many remote communities with a link to the outside world and between 1924 and 1934 several pioneering companies initiated such services with varying degrees of success. First flight and other philatelic examples were commonly saved as souvenirs but comparatively little commercial mail survived. This exhibit attempts to illustrate the earliest and latest recorded commercial usages from each of these airlines. Although Klondike Airways produced semi-official airmail stamps, no commercial mail carried by this airline is known to exist and it is therefore not represented in this exhibit.
 
 
Postal History 123 CYPRUS - The Publicity Handstamps 1934-1940 & 1950 2
    This exhibit displays covers illustrating uses of the three different styles of these handstamps during all the 41 periods in which they were used.
 
 
Postal History 124 CARTIER ON CANADIAN STAMPS 1855 -1934 1
    This exhibit examines the Dies, Plates, Variations, and usage of these stamps during the Pence Issue, The First Decimal Issue, Quebec Tercentenary Issue and The Three Cent Blue 1934 Cartier Stamp celebrating the 400th anniversary of Carier's arrival.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 125 UK Response to 1 Apr 1887 Rule-Bilingual Reasons for Return 1
    Shows response of UK Post Office to 1887 UPU rule that returned international mail must be marked with the reason for return by a label or handstamp in French. Another language could also be added. The exhibit shows an experimental bilingual label used for about 4 months before the decision was to use rubber handstamps. Most of the exhibit shows the use of rubber handstamps with different reasons for return. Up to 1912 these handstamps were mostly used in London Returned Letter Office. In 1912 Provincial Returned Letter Branches started to return international mail using unilingual French handstamps.
 
 
Thematic*** Not Received 126 PENNYWISE .... COINAGE OF THE WORLD 1
    It is the purpose of this exhibit to provide the viewer an insight if the 2500 years of history since the coins were invented in Turkey, during the late 17th Century BC. It encompasses all aspects of birth of Money after Barter system lost its relevance. Evolution of coinage from pre historic ages , and several economic and demographic developmental changes to its present shapes, sizes, and contemporary chronological existence and several factors in major nations of the world.
 
 
Postal History 127 Canal Zone Postal Rates 1928-1958 6
    The exhibit presents an extensive coverage of Panama Canal Zone domestic and foreign postal rates over a dynamic thirty year period which saw the rapid development of air mail, new demands for World War II, and incremental increases in postwar rates. Scarcer stamp and stationery issues were selected to show the rates.
 
 
Postal History*** Not Received 128 London Cancels - development during the Victorian period 6
    Trace the development of London postal markings from the Maltese Cross to the relatively sophisticated machine applied Duplex cancels and the combined Date and Obliterator
 
 
Thematic 129 Gone With the Wind: Controversial Classic 2
    This display exhibit will tell the history of the movie Gone With the Wind, which most film historians consider to be one of the greatest movies ever made but also one of the most controversial in American history.
 
 
Single Frame*** Not Received 130 A Spectroscopic Study of Three Issues Cataloged as Blue Colour Errors 1
    The exhibit shows three examples where spectroscopy is used to 1) confirm a catalog pigment error 2) to explain and narrow a catalog pigment error and 3) to correct a catalog pigment error. The latter two cases detail original research using four spectroscopic techniques.
 
 
Traditional Philately 131 The 'grill' essays of the United States: 1865 - 1868 1
    The exhibit tells the story of the development of the 'grill' as a means to make stamps difficult to clean and reuse. The story begins in 1865 with Charles Steel's first experiments; and ends in January 1868 when the 2c and 3c Z grill stamps were issued for general use. The exhibit showcases all the different grill experiments in essays, dies, and proofs. It includes the scratch pattern essays produced by the NBNC, possibly as a way to side-step having to use Steel's method.
 
 
Picture Postcards*** Not Received 132 Vintage Saint Patrick's Day Postcards Celebrate Irish Myths, Legends and Tall Tales 1
    Lonely Irish immigrants to North America enthusiastically exchanged Saint Patrick's Day postcards with romantic nostalgic designs to create an Irish community proud of its Irish culture, heritage and folklore. This exhibit reveals the charming behind-the-scenes stories for each picture postcard in this story
 
 
Postal History 133 Czechoslovakia 'Krag' Machine 'Advertising' Cancels of the First Republic Period (1920-1939) 7
    This seven frame postal history exhibit shows the Krag machine advertising cancels in use in Czechoslovakia during the First Republic Period (1919 - 1939). It shows all of the cancels in use with both the Czech and Slovak language versions of advertisements. It shows Many of the cancels used in small offices with some, the only seen examples.
 
 
Traditional Philately*** Not Received 134 1855-59 10 pence: Canada's First Trans-Atlantic rate stamp 1
    Canada's 10 pence stamp, all plate proofs, specimens, varieties, and new discoveries, plus proper usages.
 
 
Aerophilately*** Not Received 135 Winnipeg's Airmail: From Fantasy to Buenos Aires 1
    Postcards and covers showing the stages by which airmail evolved from a fantasy to trans-continental services, connecting the Atlantic to Alberta, and the Arctic to Argentina - via Winnipeg.
 
 
Traditional Philately*** Not Received 136 Department of Finance 5-Hole OHMS Perfins (1923-1942) 1
    Exhibit illustrates the postal history of the Department of Finance's use of the original 5-hole OHMS perforator. The exhibit includes the earliest and latest known uses, the largest known multiples and scarce overseas usage. It also contains the only known use of the 20c Harvesting used on an Insured Registered cover.
 
 
Single Frame 137 The Canada Goose 1
    This one-frame exhibit tells the story of the iconic Canada Goose: range, habitat, family life, behavior, diet, predators, hunting, and its relationship to man.
 
 
Picture Postcards 138 STRIKE A LIGHT! Aspects of the Match Industry on Postcards 8
    Phillumeny is the hobby of collecting matchbox labels, booklets, skillets, match containers and match industry related ephemera. Picture postcards feature amongst this material and this exhibit shows the numerous types of subjects available with a phillumenic theme.
 
 
Postal Stationary*** Not Received 139 CONCORDANT POSTAL CARDS 1872-1899 - PRECURSORS OF MAXIMUM CARDS 1
    This 1-Frame Postal Stationery exhibit is focusing on the Concordance of the affixed Stamp with the small imprint Image on the Card (e.g. Coats of Arms or Heads of State), showing some of the earliest known such examples from 1872 to 1899. The exhibit is divided into three types of Postal Cards. First the Formular Postal Cards of the 1870's -80's, which are without an Imprint Stamp, however the SREV GL PS 2013, 1.3.1 state: 'Formular stationery...as fore-runners to the issue of postal stationery items...can be included in postal stationery exhibits'). Second the Uprated Postal Cards of the 1870's -90's with the value Imprint Stamp. Third the Illustrated Postal Cards of the 1890's where the Concordance of the stamp is more clearly established with the much larger imprint Image of Coats of Arms or Personalities.
 
 
Aerophilately*** Not Received 140 Jean Mermoz et L'Aéropostale 1
    It describes the philatelic wealth produced mainly by countries of French expression toward an aviation pilot who contributed much to the development of airmail routes to Europe, Africa and South America, called: L'Aéropostale. The exhibit is largely about the people who started the venture, followed by much philatelic content about the man himself, and the abundant commemoratives after his loss of life while on a flight to South America. Then comes some choice covers about L'Aeropostale network. At the end, at least one page dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, another pilot who also died while on a flight. And finally some vignettes about The Club Mermoz, formed by aviation enthusiasts after his death.
 
 
Traditional Philately*** Not Received 141 BASUTOLAND / KING GEORGE V - 1935 SILVER JUBILEE 1
    Stamps, SPECIMEN stamps, plate blocks, errors and rate uses on cover
 
 
Aerophilately*** Not Received 142 Graf Zeppelin DZ-127 South America Airmail 1930-1937 8
    Exhibit covers the first commercial airmail service between Europe and South America, including early South America demonstration flights and mail posted on board the airship by passengers.
 
 
Postal History 143 The Uprooting of British Columbia's Japanese Canadians, 1942-1949 6
    This six-frame postal history exhibit highlights the impact of World War II on the uprooting of Japanese Canadians from their prewar BC homes, an exile that lasted from March 1942 until April 1949.
 
 
Traditional Philately 144 Britain's first commemorative Stamp issue 1
    Imaginative design and detailed engraving highlight Britain's First Commemorative stamp issue. The exhibit shows the stamps, some problems with production, the usage and reissue in 1925
 
 
Traditional Philately*** Not Received 144 PERFORATED STAMPS UNDER THE SPANISH DOMINION IN CUBA (1867-1898) 6
    This Traditional exhibit will show the production and use of the perforated postage stamps issued during the Spanish possession of Cuba.The exhibit will includes two overprinted issues: one on the stamps of 1868 and 1869 due to the 1868 Spanish Revolution, and the other in 1883, in response to a theft in the principal mail warehouse. Numerous exceptional covers and philatelic material will be shown in this exhibit such as an 1890's issues original artist's drawing, the only known private postal cards used during the Spanish dominion in Cuba, many registered letters, coastal mail, railroad mail, government mail, and multiples on cover. A study of the 1883's overprint will be also included.