The April to June 2017 issue of First Impressions is now available

This issue includes a greater than usual number of articles and short notes, and provides
additional information about two articles from previous issues (Regina cachet maker, Cole
Christmas Covers) and introductions to two previously unreported cachet makers (L.J.B. and
Albert Luiszer). There are also brief descriptions and scans sent to us by Ken Thibault, Peter
McCarthy, and Rob McGuinness. It’s a pleasure to receive such wide-ranging material for the
newsletter—an editor’s delight! New member Donald Leblanc has also indicated an intention of
submitting articles about Royal Visit and War Issue FDCs, beginning with the current issue.

Admirers of our former member (he passed away two years ago) Terry Mainprize’s
album of FDCs on the website are likely to find items of interest in the Maresch sale this spring
which is advertised on the last page of this issue. Sale dates are April 26 and 27.

The American Philatelist is planning a special issue for this July featuring Canadian
topics as a nod to our sesquicentennial year. They invited me to submit an article based on my
BNAPS publication about the 1950s wildlife series FDCs, and I gladly complied.

See the Covers page for links to all of the First Impressions issues.