Mail from the French Shore of Newfoundland
Établissements Français en Terre Neuve
James R. Taylor and Henk Slabbinck
An illustrated, postal history of the French Treaty Shore of Newfoundland, 1737 to 1906.
“The history and complex politics of the area serve as an introduction to the rich postal history...”
Dr. Edward Grabowski, President Collectors Club of New York
Collectors Club Philatelist, 2013, V. 92,n. 1, p. 49, Jan.-Feb.
“... a fascinating account of how the French, through a series of treaties and agreements, were able to enjoy fishing rights, and establish landing stations, off the east and west coasts of Newfoundland...[postal] items shown were mainly folded letters, most being unquestionably rare, although the fact that their true significance is not readily obvious means that they may lurk in collections, unrecognised for what they are.”
Richard West MBE, FRPSL and member of Council
London Philatelist, 2011, Account of Meetings, vol 120, p. 74-75, Mar.
James R. (Jim) Taylor (Canada) & Henk Slabbinck (Luxembourg) have shown several slide and display programs on the French Shore Newfoundland postal history. These presentations have been at meetings of The Royal Philatelic Society - London, L'Académie de philatélie - Paris, The Collectors Club - New York, The Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada - Toronto and Le Club Philatélique de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. The authors have now compiled the information, on this important, but little-known area of Canadian, French and North Atlantic postal history, in book form.