WGB (...well, maybe a few days ago...;-)
I retired from full time work as the Mail Auction Manager for Eastern Auctions in Bathurst, NB a few years ago.
For a couple of weeks before the move to Bathurst, I was a retired classroom teacher of Chemistry, Computer Science, Science and Journalism in Truro, NS.
A Professional Philatelic Consultant is someone who enjoys looking at stamp collections and who can help with the sale or purchase of Philatelic material.
While I enjoy several areas of philately, my primary focus is on the study and collecting of Constant Plate Varieties (CPVs) of steel engraved stamps. For many years my primary area was The Small Queens of Canada, but for the last several years, my efforts have been directed at a much larger field of study: The 1911 Canada Admiral issue of KGV.
The initial goal for this site was to provide clear images of the stamps Marler described in his 1982 book "The Admiral Issue of Canada". The scope has enlarged considerably from that early goal and now includes data from additional authors and new many new discoveries. There are almost 3,000 posts. Using the site's "Tag" feature will prove to be worthwhile.
Currently under development, the goal for this site is to provide clear images to better illustrate the various design types identified by Marler in his 1982 book, "The Admiral Issue of Canada". Note that the booklet types are complete. Generally the examples shown in this section are from Marler's personal collection.
There is very little information on the flaws of the Admiral issue. With tens of thousands of plate positions to consider, determining the actual number of Admiral CPVs may be too much for one collector. An organized group effort might be helpful. I hope that this site will allow for easy communication of information.
Generally this is the place where we first report new Admiral discoveries, show stamps that are particularly interesting, offer new ideas for discussion and attempt to answer questions. With the Admiral's BLog currently at version 3.0, we now offer several exciting improvements. The CPVs are divided into three groups Re-entries, Retouches and Flaws and we have added a Miscellaneous category. Visitors who log in may add comments to any listing Additional authors are making very interesting contributions.