Here's an exhibit I've put together for my club bourse coming up in two weeks. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend because of a family obligation that's just come up, but the club is allowing me to enter anyway. I hope they like it! This display has come out of my recent interest in postal history, and primarily the history of the Niagara Region where I grew up, and my family has lived for over 200 years. Many of these covers you've seen, of course, because I've been posting them as I acquire them, and in some cases have posted information that I've uncovered at the time. So these pages are gleaned from my album pages, as well as several new pieces that haven't made it into the book yet. Needless to say, the additional research I've done for this will necessitate some changes to some of those pages, as I've found additional information, or corrected some errors. I have many of you here and on SCF to thank for input, and I expect some of you may find info that you provided me, here in the exhibit. So I'll thank you all in advance for the help. That said, if you see any of the information, especially about postal rates that you think is off, please let me know. There's still time to correct it. So this is a foray into what is called Social Postal History, where the real stars are the people who sent and/or received the mail. Hope you enjoy it.
This is exactly why I do not prepare exhibits. I'd work hours and hours and come up with something, only to have someone like James come along with a brilliantly conceived and assembled project such as this and make me feel like a beginning collector. Much better to just lay back, spend my time playing, let James do all the work, and enjoy his product. Extremely well done James, I enjoyed it immensely!
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