Gray Scrimgeour’s collection and exhibit presents, in conjunction with Gray’s numerous articles on the subject, an insight into the Broken Circle cancellations – a prime aspect of early Canadian Postal History which continued for many years. The collection as shown in this volume was awarded Gold at VICPEX 1998, in Victoria, B. C. and Gold with Felicitations of the Jury at the Edmonton Spring National Show 1999. After an introduction to the exhibit there follows an outline which shows Gray’s method of classification of the broken circle markings. Examples from across Canada are then presented by type and by province or territory.[PARA] K. Gray Scrimgeour was born in Vancouver, BC. He received a M.Sc. In Biochemistry at the University of British Colombia, followed by Ph.D. from the University of Washington. After research in California, Gray took a teaching position in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto where he taught until retirement in 1993. He is the author or co-author of several books and more than 50 professional journal articles.
Gray served as President of the Postal History Society of Canada from 1980 until 1984 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the PHSC continuously from 1980 to the present. In addition to many articles written for the “PHSC Journal”, he has contributed articles to “The Canadian Philatelist ” and “BNA Topics”. In 1996 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and in 2007 he received a BNAPS Order of the Beaver Lifetime Achievement Award. Locally he is member of the Sidney Stamp Club, British Columbia Philatelic Society, the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs and the BNAPS Pacific Northwest Regional Group of BNAPS.
8.5″x11″, 210 pages, spiral bound.