Danny Leong Unemployment Insurance Stamp Collection [philatelic record]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Type of material:
    Stamps and stamp products, Textual material
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    • Danny Leong Unemployment Insurance Stamp Collection
      Danny Leong Unemployment Insurance Stamp Collection
  • Collection includes:
    294 lower level description(s)
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    Place of creation:
    Ca. 11200 revenue stamps.
    67 unemployment insurance stamp log booklets.
    0.1 cm of textual records.
    1 revenue stamp: die proof.
    1 block of 84 revenue stamps: plate essay proof.
    Language of material:
    Scope and content:
    This collection consists of unemployment insurance revenue stamps, mostly specimens in blocks and panes, and the booklets printed for use of the stamps. There are also a couple of textual records in the collection that relate to the issuance of stamps and specimens. The unemployment insurance revenue stamps cover most of the issues printed from 1941 through to 1968. As Danny Leong worked in with the Unemployment Insurance Commission, he was able to collect specimens of the stamps when the Commission no longer needed them. Most of the stamps are in large blocks, panes or sheets. Some stamps were mounted on cards or framed to show an entire year's series of stamps. The unemployment insurance stamp log booklets include both specimen and issued and used booklets for each year in which the log booklets were printed. The collection also includes some design material, including a die proof for an unissued agriculture industry unemployment insurance stamp and an irregular block of a plate essay proof of undenominated stamps.
    Additional information:
    Source of title:
    Title based on the name of the collector and contents of the collection.
    Custodial history:
    The material in this collection was collected by Danny Leong during his employment with the Unemployment Insurance Commission in British Columbia. It was donated by his widow, Violet Anne Leong, to Employment and Social Development Canada in 2013. ESDC donated the collection to Library and Archives Canada in 2016 as private records not covered by the Library and Archives Canada Act.
    Philatelic note:
    All catalogue numbers in lower level descriptions refer to E. S. J. van Dam's, "The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue," 31st ed.
    Philatelic issue data:
    Canada: various denominations.
    Further accruals are not expected.
    Related material:
    Related materials can be found in the Unemployment Insurance Commission fonds (R1193) and the American Bank Note Company fonds (R5314).
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