Bermuda Post No.117 Out Now!

Latest edition of the Bermuda Post…

Bermuda Post No.117 coverThe latest edition of the Bermuda Post has arrived in the post. Issue number 117 features Arthur Rowe Spurling, a Bermuda World War I hero and related philately by Hap Pattiz.

The President’s Message from John Paré mentions his trip to London and a reminder to Members to vote for the two Director postions that will be vacated at the end of the year.

REMINDER: NEW YORK 2016 running from May 28th and June 4th 2016 and the BCS need volunteers to man our table and help with social events and presentations – if you are thinking about joining the BCS then please do so here.

An article by Hap Pattiz on Arthur Rowe Spurling of Bermuda – A World War I Hero (Part 1). The article about him covers his what his letters home to his mother and sisters tell us about his war experiences and his family during World War I.

An article by Arthur H. Groten, M.D on the rediscovery of a 1617 letter from Bermuda – one of the earliest letters from Bermuda which has resurfaced after 45 years.

John Paré publishes part 4 of his Postal History of US Forces in Bermuda, 1941-1995 and Charles Freeland of Switzerland publishes John Talbot: “the insane Pauper” about an 1840 letter from his collection.

Peter Wilkinson of the United Kingdom publishes an article on the plate flaw on 1976 Cutty Sark $1 value and Denis Littlewort publishes his article “letter from Luddington”.

There is an obituary for French Candaian Michel Forand 1941-2015 who recently passed away.

The eBay Sleuth summarises his take on an auction lots from eBay and John Paré and Martin Taylor report on the BCS October Auction.

There is the regular Member Comments and Information with an appeal from David Pitts and Art Groten for covers from the beginning up to 1877.

The Secretary’s Report and adverts from our loyal sponsors finish this issue.

IMPORTANT: There are two inserts in the BP – A ballot paper for the BCS Board of Directors and a Membership Renewal Form – don’t forget to complete them.

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