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Volume 43#14 Oct 30 – Nov 12, 2018, 2018

Pre-reform mail system fraught with inefficiency

Great Britain’s postal reforms in the second half of the 1830s – just before the beginning of the postage stamp era – allowed communication to flourish while transforming the empire into a mobile society. These reforms were the subject of a June 22 presentation by Tom Slemons, a U.S.-based director of the Great Britain Collectors Club and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London. Continue reading →

Great Britain’s iconic postal reforms of the mid-19th century were highlighted by Tom Slemons, a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, during a recent presentation in St. Catharines, Ont.

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Bighorn sheep stamp issued

The large and magnificent Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) is the perfect complement to Canada Post’s latest high-value definitive, this denominated at $4.

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Kelowna club wins CSN cover contest

The Kelowna and District Stamp Club is the winner of CSN’s inaugural National Stamp Collecting Month cover contest.

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Calling all moneyed collectors

Only three of the 106 lots offered in the teaser sale of bond billionaire William Gross’s collection went unsold this October, but the results are unclear in terms of the market’s long-term vitality.

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