William L. Simpson collection [philatelic record]
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William L. Simpson collection [philatelic record]Hierarchical level:CollectionDate:[1869-1892].Reference:R4091-0-1-EType of material:Stamps and stamp productsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:162780Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsCollection includes:5 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):[1869-1892].Place of creation:CanadaExtent:3 strips (60 postage stamps)
1 sheet (25 postage stamps) plate proof.
1 sheet (32 postage stamps, 18 revenue stamps) proof, black.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Collection consists of 3 upper horizontal strips of 20 stamps each; the stamps are from the Small Queen issue of 1892, in denominations of 1, 2 and 3 cents. These illustrate the plate format, including the setting and imprint of the stamps. Also included is a plate proof sheet essay of 25 stamps with a 2 cents denomination [ca.1892]. This plate proof sheet was printed by the Canada Bank Note Engraving & Printing Company, indicated on the item by the name, Canada Bank Note Company of Montreal. Collection also consists of a trade sample proof sheet comprising 50 postage stamps, printed in 1869 by the British American Bank Note Co. of Ottawa. The stamps include 27 postage stamps from the Large Queen issue, 5 postage stamps from the Small Queen issue and 18 revenue stamps from the Third Bill issue of Canada.Provenance:Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Simpson, William L : William L. Simpson was born in Chatham, Ontario. He opened a General Motors car dealership there and he continues to make Chatham his home. He is married to June. William L. Simpson began a general stamp collection at the age of seven. By the age of fifteen he was specializing in British North America stamps and began a membership with the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). Few have had such long memberships in the RPSC. Joining British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) in 1959, Simpson is an active member and in 1983 he sat on their Board of Governors. This early interest fostered by other Canadian philatelists has inspired Simpson to support today's young collectors. In 1968, Simpson left collecting only to return to it in 1978 by winning the Grand Award at the BNAPS exhibition in Quebec City for a collection of Small Queens. This same collection won golds at CAPEX `78 and LONDON `80. By the 1980's, Simpson began to focus on the postal history and post cards of Kent County, Ont. Being active in local stamp groups and major philatelic organizations of North America gave Simpson exposure to many different collections. He is also an accredited judge in Canada and England. In 1996, Simpson sold the collection of Small Queens. This collection inlcuded essays, proofs, mint multiples, and the stamp in use. His collection also contained portions of the Jephcott collection. NA research file; BNA Topics, Jan-Feb 1983; R. Maresch & Son, auction catalogue, 15 Jan 1996.Additional information:General Note:Acquired with the assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act (Trade sample - British American Bank Note Co. of Ottawa)Custodial history:From the private collection of William L. Simpson., Acquired by the National Archives of Canada in 1996.Philatelic issue data:Canada : various denominations.Source:Private
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