The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues

A New Book By VSC Member

Victoria Stamp Club member Larry Margetish has just released a new book titled, “The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues.” Way to go Larry!!

Published by the British North America Philatelic Society, it is available for sale from the BNAPS Sales Agent. Here’s the BNAPS description of the work:

Larry Margetish
Released January 2024.
294 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral.
Colour C$ 62.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-41-6].

At 294 pages, Larry Margetish’s The Story behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues, edited by Gray Scrimgeour and Brian Plain, is a major work that looks at all aspects of the stamps of the Caricature and Landscape series, which replaced the 1967 Centennial definitives.

Released between March 1972 and October 1973, the stamps remained in use until 1979. This period saw many changes in the stamps themselves, including the first multi-coloured definitives, low-value definitives without an image of Queen Elizabeth, and standardized tagging.

On the mailing side, postal codes were introduced, fluorescent envelope barcoding began, and many postal rate changes were implemented.

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