The Story of a Wayward Cover (GB to Canada, 2015)
IntroductionThe cover discussed here was sent by a company in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England to Calgary, Canada in March 2015. It contained a catalogue for Corbitts Auction of Postage Stamps scheduled for Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 12:00 noon.
While it is easy to dismiss this cover as a philatelic creation it tells an interesting story of modern Great Britain postal history which is the theme of this one frame exhibit.
Firstly, the cover did not reach the recipient in time to bid on the sale (Herdzik, 2016). The story of why the cover took so long to reach Canada is the subject
of the first part of this exhibit.
Secondly, the cover bears a variety of valid postage stamps to cover the postage to Canada; the variety of stamps, their designs, denominations, shapes, colours and formats provide a look at historical and modern day events, social issues, and the postal services of Great Britain.