Bill Pawluk’s “Canada: Postal Regulations, Rates, and Usages: Domestic and International Mail” exhibit is a description of Canadian postal regulations and practices during the period 1897 1911, i.e., from the end of the Small Queen period to the start of the Admiral period. The exhibit has four sections: domestic mail, mail to the United States of America, mail to the United Kingdom and its colonies, and foreign mail. For each section, items are shown by their class of mail matter. The covers in this exhibit illustrate not only the many changes but also the procedural practices. With each example, there is an explanation of the treatment (and sometimes the incorrect rating) of the mailed matter. There were many significant changes in postal rates and procedures during this period such as reduction of domestic rates, and introduction of special delivery and the Imperial Penny Post.
The exhibit is based on Bill’s extensive research on Canadian postal rules and regulations. This research has involved study of both philatelic sources and government documents. Bill has included as a supplement to the exhibit a series of tables he has prepared that summarize the major changes that occurred between 1897 and 1911. Also included are reproductions of circulars that announced major changes in the postal system. The exhibit received the Grand Award at BNAPEX 1995 in Edmonton
Bill Pawluk served the Calgary Regional Group of BNAPS as Chairman, member and program presenter for many years. He chaired or co-chaired several committees of the Society, and served as judge at BNAPEX shows. He was First Vice President and then President of BNAPS. He was inducted into the Order of the Beaver at BNAPEX 2005 in Edmonton.
182 pages, 8.5″x11″, spiral bound.