Canadian Boy Scout & Girl Guide Philatelic Catalog
Tony Manson

Other than a few limited lists of cancellations, there has not been any other attempt at publishing a comprehensive catalog of Canadian Scouting philatelic material.

This Catalog is a chronologically arranged, fully illustrated catalog of Canadian Boy Scout and Girl Guide stamps, cancellations and covers from the early years through to the end of 2007.  It includes both stamps and Canada Post Picture Post issues.  The cancellation section includes 72 slogan cancels & 62 event cancels.  There are over 1100 images of philatelic covers including over 140 from each of the 8th World Jamboree in 1955 and the 15th World Jamboree in 1983.  All cover images are to the same scale of 55% size and are quite legible.  Examine the first two pages from "The Early Years".

There are a number of helpful Appendices including early "Boy Scout Message" envelopes, Canadian Philately from other World Jamborees, a list of Jamborees held in Canada, a Glossary of philatelic terms and a Checklist to record individual collections.  An Index assists in easily locating items.

More than a mere philatelic catalog, this document is a valuable resource in describing and understanding the history of Scouting and Guiding in Canada.  It records major events such as World Jamborees, Canadian and Provincial Jamborees, Girl Guide Camps and special anniversaries of a wide range of local and national organizations.  The use of side-bars throughout the Catalog adds historical comments to the illustrations, making it interesting reading for any Scouting enthusiast.

Published by The Scouts On Stamps Society International, Inc., or SOSSI, May, 2008.
242 pages, 8½" x 11", B/W with full color front and back covers, wire bound.  $29.95, (SOSSI members $24.95), plus shipping & handling.  Available from SOSSI Sales Service Manager (Acting), Mr. Lawrence E. Clay, P.O. Box 6228, Kennewick, WA 99336, 1-509-735-3731,

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