The October to December 2020 issue #44 of First Impressions is now available

There is an abundance of useful material in this issue, leading off with the first article in Bob Vogel’s new series about commercial FDCs published for Atlas Chemical. John van der Ven also deals with a commercial producer, Royal Trust. A Sparks Auctions ad for John’s pre-1960s covers expands on the ad which appeared in our last issue. For those of you who are well-healed, there is an exciting lot of more than 400 hand-painted cachets that would be a delight to acquire.

The issue concludes with your editor’s introduction to a private maker of FDCs for contemporary Canadian stamps. Kevin Colton is one of the rare cachet makers who has ventured into the marketplace long after Canada Post entered in 1971.

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