My Articles and Presentations

I deeply enjoy sharing information on my philatelic interests. This site collates the articles I have written and presentations I have made.

This first article outlines the benefits of exhibiting and writing about your collection and I encourage everyone to take a crack at it. There are wonderful editors out there who are more than willing to assist you to get published in their journal.

Writing Philatelic Articles Increases Your Enjoyment of Your Collection. (Oct 2018) The Nova Scotia Post. Vol. 48, Iss. 471, p. 1.

This article talks about the ways that I have still been able to enjoy the social aspects of my hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic while in-person stamp shows and club meetings have been cancelled.
 
 

Other General Interest Articles

Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019. Contains descriptions of typologies and accessioning systems I have developed for Botswana Meter Marks Official Free Marks, Government Printed Envelopes, Registration Labels and Permit Mail.

Video of the Presentation (46 min.)

PDF of the Slides Used in the Presentation

Botswana Postal Rates

Botswana Meter Marks

Information on Botswana Meter Marks in Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019.

Video, starting at 5:46

Slide Deck, slides 9 to 13

Botswana Official Free Marks

Information on Botswana Official Free Marks in Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019.

Video, starting at 9:16

Slide Deck, slides 14 to 18

Botswana Government Printed Envelopes

Errata to article above, Botswana Government Printed Envelopes in Forerunners 89. The reference to Figure 10 in the second last paragraph on page 6 should be to Figure 11.

Botswana Government Printed Envelopes: Update. (Nov 2019-Feb 2020) Forerunners, Journal of the Philatelic Society of Greater Southern Africa.  Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, Whole No. 96, p.32. This article illustrates additions to the typology of ‘On Botswana Government Service’ (OBGS) envelopes described issue 89 of Forerunners.

A Botswana Economy Label. (May-Aug 2020) Forerunners, Journal of the Philatelic Society of Greater Southern Africa.  Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, Whole No. 97, p.74.

Information on Botswana Official Free Marks in Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019.

Video, starting at 19:19

Slide Deck, slides 19 to 24

Botswana Registration Labels

Information on Botswana Registration Labels Marks in Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019.

Video, starting at 26:17

Slide Deck, slides 25 to 26

Botswana Permit Mail

Information on Botswana Permit Mail in Stamps … Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing, Collecting the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. (Sep 2019) A presentation at Milcopex 2019.

Video, starting at 28.15

Slide Deck, slides 27 to 29

Port Hood and Port Hood Island

The Philatelic Creations of Rev. Nathaniel Cole. (March 2021) Nova Scotia Stamp Club Newsletter. Vol. 50, Issue 497, p. 1.

The Philatelic Creations of Rev. Nathaniel Cole. (March/April 2021). The Canadian Philatelist. Vol. 72, No. 2, p. 75. 

Rev. Nathaniel Cole. (Spring/Summer 2021). The Chestico News. p.10.  Also acknowledged on the last page of that article (see paragraph outlined in red) are the efforts of the author to have a new pictorial postmark created for Port Hood.