The January to March 2018 issue #34 of First Impressions is now available

The winter issue leads off with an article by faithful contributor John van der Ven which examines the day of issue cachets for Canadian stamps produced by the much-revered American artist Dorothy Knapp. Although the numbers were very small, the products were spectacular and most are shown here in full size. Later on in the issue John looks at the FDCs produced by the Canada Envelope Company for itself and other firms.

Several shorter pieces take a look at three FDCs by makers unknown, shared with us by Ken Thibault, and a series of cachets by a Winnipeg-based but unidentified maker.and submitted by Barry Douch. Barry also sent along an early Kolor Kover while Rob McGuinness reports on a pair of Phila Coin cachets that found their way to someone’s covers.

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