|Over time postal shortages in Newfoundland led to 11 surcharged stamps, a postal card and an overprinted but not surcharged stamp being used to relieve a shortage. Special transAtlantic flights led to an additional four surcharged stamps. “Postal Shortages and Surcharged Issues of Newfoundland” presents these 16 stamps and the card, why they were needed, trial surcharges, and make-do measures such as PAID handstamps and authorized bisects. All are shown properly used within their provisional periods. Research is reflected in usage dates, identifying forgeries of the 1897 issue, and details surrounding the “missing THREE” type of 1920.
In December 2000 Norris (Bob) Dyer became Chairman of the Newfoundland Study Group and Editor of the “Newfie Newsletter”, for which he received the John S. Siverts award in 2004, 2010 and 2012. He compiled ‘Exhibit Awards Won by BNAPS Members’ page on the BNAPS website from 2001 to 2014, and was Coordinator of the BNAPS Youth Program from 2005 to 2013. Bob served as a Director of BNAPS from 2006-2010, First Vice-President from 2010-2012 and President from 2012-2014. Bob was elected a member of the Order of the Beaver in 2008.
Over a period of twenty-five years, Bob published almost 40 articles on Newfoundland philately in “BNA Topics” and many more in the “Newfie Newsletter”, as well as in “The American Philatelist”. Bob received many Gold and Vermeil awards and two Meyerson Awards at BNAPEXes, an International Gold at Washington 2006 for his multi-frame ‘Postal Shortages and Surcharged Issues of Newfoundland’, the Prix d’Honneur at the APS AmeriStamp Expo 2004 Single Frame Champion of Champions for ‘Newfoundland’s 1897 Postal Shortage’; and Gold and the 2004 BALPEX Grand Award for ‘Newfoundland’s 1920 Postal Shortage’ (single frame). He served as Resident Philatelist for the Vickers Vimy Atlantic team, which in 2005 recreated the 1919 Alcock & Brown Transatlantic Flight, and was an active supporter of the American Philatelic Society, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies (Norcal) and the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California (SESCAL).
118 pages, 8.5″x11″, spiral bound.
|Dimensions||11 × 8.5 × 2.425 cm|