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Blair Henshaw HIV/AIDS philatelic collection
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AIDS on Stamps project files

Series consists of records generated from the lobbying activities of AIDS on Stamps, a non-profit AIDS awareness initiative organized by Blair Henshaw. AIDS on Stamps lobbied Canada Post and the federal government to produce an AIDS awareness stamp for circulation in Canada and abroad. Series includes correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, certificates of recognition, commemorative records, proofs of stamps in development, photographs, research and international listings of stamps. Includes records from the 11th International Conference on AIDS, held in Vancouver in 1996, and an obituary for Blair Henshaw.

Blair Henshaw HIV/AIDS philatelic collection

  • MsC-64
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2003

Collection consists of first issues of stamps, postcards, comics and other materials related to Blair Henshaw’s collecting and AIDS-awareness advocacy work. Collection has been arranged into the following five series: Stamps and related records (1988–[before 2002]), Postcards, posters and phone cards (1983–[before 2002]), Exhibition records (1993–1999), AIDS on Stamps project files [199-]–2003 and Correspondence (1993–2002).

Henshaw, Blair

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence addressed to Blair Henshaw; some envelopes have AIDS-themed stamps, cinderellas (not issued for postal services by a postal jurisdiction) or slogans.

Exhibition records

Series consists of exhibit panels with stamps, postcards and didactic information written by Henshaw, exhibit planning records, and awards received for exhibitions created and displayed at various locations across North America, including the Vancouver Public Library and conferences Henshaw attended as a member of the BC Philatelic Society.

Stamps and related records

Series consists of AIDS-themed single stamps, mint blocks, mint full sheets, slogan cancels, first day covers, comic books and related records collected by Blair Henshaw. Henshaw’s collection represents philatelic materials issued by 84 different jurisdictions.

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