CalVirt Exhibits 20 Jan 2021 to 10 Feb 2021

Exhibitors can be - Novice, Active, Junior
Exhibit Types can be - New, Current, Revised

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When viewing exhibits, note that this exhibition is to encourage collectors to exhibit in ANY manner and NOT follow specific Exhibition rules. Exhibitors all have to decide an exhibiting path - just for enjoyment or for competition. If Feedback has been requested, then the exhibit will be judged on Competitive Exhibiting rules, and exhibitors are encouraged to view the Association of Philatelic Exhibitors website. An exhibit may look great even when not following rules, but achieve a lower rating in feedback as the rules have not been followed. Exhibitors should Not take the feedback personally only understand the feedback is based on those rules.


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Exhibit Info Exhibit Title Description First Page
Entry#: 1
Favourite Award: 1st Place Creative, 2nd Place 1 Frame
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Traffic Problems "Traffic Problems" is a humourous postcard display about traffic jams and motoring problems.
Entry#: 2
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
1st October 1870 - 150 Years Ago - the Half-penny Postal Rate Introduction of halfpenny GB domestic rate to pay for postcards and printed matter.
Entry#: 3
Favourite Award: 3rd Place 1 Frame
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Booklet Varieties of the Admiral Issue This exhibit shows the Booklet Varieties of the Covers and Panes of the Admiral issue
Entry#: 4
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied Novice
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Novice
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Canada 3¢ Small Queen Perforations & Position Dots Findings regarding perforations and position dots for an accumulation of 2400 3c Small Queen stamps, a COVID-19 pastime.
Entry#: 5
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied Novice
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Novice
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Philately: A Life-Long Hobby The benefits of philately as a hobby and my personal experience
Entry#: 6
Size: 9 Page
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Return to Sender Mail, a few Interesting Items A sampling various mail that did not arrive as intended to address sent, but returned for various reasons.
Entry#: 7
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
The War is Over Controversy in 1995 when President Bill Clinton banned a stamp showing a mushroom cloud.  American philatelists reacted by producing labels and covers.
Entry#: 8
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Matched pairs of Post marks Interesting pairs of postmarks found in kiloware.
Entry#: 9
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
What we did on our Vacation A visit to the site of President Kennedy's Assassination
Entry#: 10
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Round-The-World Covers Covers sent by collectors for postmarks to document a trip around the world via mail.
Entry#: 11
Judged Award: 1st Place 1 Frame
Favourite Award: 1st Place in Show, 1st Place 1 Frame
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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The Canadian Participation in the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition A post card exhibit illustrating Canada's Participation in this 1908 Exhibition in London
Entry#: 12
Favourite Award: 3rd Place Creative, 4th Place Tied 1-15 Page
Size: 4 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: No
The Bear Essentials Shows the basic essentials of an exhibit
Entry#: 13
Size: 5 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Who works in the Mailroom? A review of various Operations handstamps identifying post office personel involved in mail processing
Entry#: 14
Judged Award: 1st Place Multi Page
Favourite Award: 2nd Place 1-15 Page
Size: 8 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
French Colonies General issues postmarked at St Pierre and Miquelon General issues used at St Pierre can only be recognized by postmark or on cover
Entry#: 15
Favourite Award: 1st Place Novice, 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Novice
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Toilet Paper (Covid-19) Stamps Toilet Paper (Covid-19) Stamps
Entry#: 16
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied Novice
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Novice
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
1911-1925 King George V Admiral Issue Displaying some of the stamps issued and the different forms of usages.
Entry#: 17
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Usage of the King George VI One Cent (1c) Mufti Transmission of Third (3rd) Class Matter April 1, 1937 - June 30, 1942 Usage of the King George VI One Cent (1c) Mufti Transmission of Third (3rd) Class Matter April 1, 1937 - June 30, 1942
Entry#: 18
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Novice
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Prairie Street Scenes Displaying some of the stamps issued and the different forms of usages.
Entry#: 19
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Bank of Montreal Cover 1902 Inter-branch BOM cover from London, England to St Mary's, Ontario.
Entry#: 20
Judged Award: 1st Place Multiframe
Size: 62 Double Page 8 Frames
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Foreign Mail with Added Canadian Forms or Labels Labels used to track and deliver the item, collect Customs charges, show damage or 'Do No Scan on delivery'
Entry#: 21
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 8 Double Page 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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British Columbia Hospitals Aid 1933 In May 1933 the British Columbia Government legislated a duty on restaurant meals to supplement the funding of hospitals, but it was rescinded by court order in August 1933.
Entry#: 22
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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15th World Scout Moot 2017 The 15th World Scout Moot was held in Iceland in 2017 and attended by 6000 Scouts from around the world.
Entry#: 23
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Contrived but interesting Calgary to London, England and back, 1964
Entry#: 24
Size: 19 Double Pages
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Canadian Mail, The Post Office and Covid-19 We show Canadian Mail with Covid related items on the envelops, items Canada Post issued related Covid and Canada Post Warning Signs
Entry#: 25
Favourite Award: 1st Place Multi Frame, 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 74 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Canadian COVID-19 Philatelic Souvenir Covers The pandemic has caused in person gatherings to be stopped resulting in no stamp shows or bourses. The exhibits shows the covers, stamps and cancels that have been used in Canada through the pandemic until this time.
Entry#: 26
Favourite Award: 1st Place 1-15 Page, 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 1 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
The 1939 Royal Visit to Canada Exhibit includes the stamps plus other philatelic items including an overprint, an imperforated pair, perfin, essay, proof, cinderellas, plate block and meter from the Royal Visit in 1939.
Entry#: 27
Size: 1 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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XVIIIth International Red Cross Conference The use of this commemorative stamp provides examples of various elements of philatelic interest highlighted in colour throughout the exhibit.
Entry#: 28
Judged Award: 1st Place 1 Page
Favourite Award: 4th Place Tied 1-15 Page
Size: 1 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Where it all Began The 1d Black of Great Britain 1840 and why it was replaced
Entry#: 29
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Centenary of Trans-Canada Air Flight 7-17 October 1920 October 2020 was the centennial of the first Trans-Canada flight on 7-17 October 1920 flying from Dartmouth(Halifax) to Richmond(Vancouver). This exhibit shows items from the original flight, the 1970 commemoration, and what was done in 2020 to celebrate the event.
Entry#: 30
Size: 1 Frame
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Revised
FeedBack Request: No
The Story of a Wayward Cover 2015 England to Canada cover with many interesting stories
Entry#: 31
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Rhodesia & Nyasaland Returned Letter Branch Mail A cover from England to Rhodesia sent to a closed post office and forwarded to the Returned Letter Branch for further processing.
Entry#: 32
Size: 11 Double pages
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Canada #492 Marc Aurele du Foy Suzor Cote, RCA Discussion of Canada #492 'Return From the Harvest' , its Varieties, FDC's, Postal Usages and Political Connections.
Entry#: 33
Size: 8 Pages
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: No
Early Rhodesian Postcards Showing Native Africans Early picture Postcards from Rhodesia are shown with Native Africans in various settings but mainly posed.
Entry#: 34
Judged Award: Honourable Mention Multiframe
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Creative, 2nd Place Tied Multi Frame
Size: 2 Frames (16 Double Page)
Best Viewed: Landscape
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
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Landmark Dinosaur Discoveries Dinosaurs representing more than 1000 species have been discovered on all seven continents. Several key localities have provided fossils that have changed our understanding of these remarkable animals.
This exhibit shows where these sites are located and why they are so important.
Entry#: 35
Size: 2 Frames
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: Yes
Postal History of Official Stamps in Canada A survey of the use of Canada official Stamps during their 40 year use, from 1923 to 1963 including OHMS perfins, OHMS and G overprints
Entry#: 36
Size: 1.1 Frame
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: Yes
The Last Days of 'G' Stamps …a Cameo Appearance In 1963 The government issued the Cameo series of stamps. These stamps were the last stamps to be overprinted with a G, for government only use_Their use ended December 31, 1963, and although a smaller than normal number of stamps were overprinted there were significant “errors” and or “variations” especially in the 2 cent green. This exhibit shows all of the “errors” and varieties from this last series of G stamps
Entry#: 37
Favourite Award: 4th Place Tied 1-15 Page
Size: 1 Pages
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
Mail Damaged in 1945 Freighter Explosion at Vancouver Showing a cover damaged when freighter SS Green Hill Park exploded in Vancouver on 6 Mar 1945. Also shown is the ambulance envelop that returned the damaged cover with Post Office letter to Montreal.
Entry#: 38
Favourite Award: 2nd Place Tied Multi Frame, 2nd Place Tied in Show
Size: 2 Frames
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: New
FeedBack Request: Yes
The Official Special Delivery and Airmail Stamps of Canada: 1928-1950 Geography determined that we have these stamps. Unlike Europe where an efficient and extensive train service existed, North America with its sparse population spread across a large continent, required special delivery and Airmail services. As a result, Canada and the United States of America have more Special Delivery and Airmail stamps than any other country. Canada issued many such stamps but selected only 35 for Official Government use. This exhibit is about these stamps. A tiny but fascinating segment of Canadian Philately, complete with an astonishing mix of allegory, heraldry, icons, patriotism, and classic mythology…
Entry#: 39
Favourite Award: 3rd Place 1-15 Page
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: No
Wineries of Canada's most southerly land - Pelee Island This one page exhibit shows the wineries on Canada's most southerly land - Pelee Island, using a Postcard, a Cover, a Mint and a used stamp as it's elements.
Entry#: 40
Size: 1 Page
Best Viewed: Portrait
Exhibitor: Active
Exhibit Type: Current
FeedBack Request: No
Girl's Best Friend Diamonds as an Anniversary or Valentine's Gift