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Volume 43#08 Aug 11 – Aug 24, 2015, 2015

New Canada Post issue celebrates discovery of Erebus

On July 22, Canada Post unveiled three stamps commemorating Sir John Franklin’s 1845 search for the Northwest Passage and the recent discovery of his vanished flagship, HMS Erebus, in September of last year. The stamps – two Permanent and one international rate – will be issued Aug. 6. The se-tenant – or side-by-side – Permanent stamps were designed by Roy White, of the Vancouver-based Subplot Design, with illustrations from Halifax resident Mike Little, who has also worked on other stamps, including the Titanic collection (Scott #2536-37) issued in 2012. Continue reading →

A ceremony held in Halifax on July 22 marked the release of a new $20 Fine Silver coin and three postage stamps commemorating the discovery of the Erebus. Participating in the release, from left to right: Kirk MacRae, a Royal Canadian Mint board member; Peter MacKay, minister of justice and attorney general; Robert Moreau, a director with Collections, Curatorial and Conservation, Parks Canada; and Doug Jones, vice-president, Canada Post.

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Recall of design error is a Canadian first

The recent recall of a new $1.20 U.S. letter-rate stamp due to the wrong image being used is a first in this country, a postal official told Canadian Stamp News.

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Collectors can benefit from closer relationships with dealers

With the help of a longtime business associate, who after 30 years has also become a close friend, Irving Osterer recently acquired a rare 1963 Israel issue to add to his collection of Judaica stamps.

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Government funding a boon for philately

While money can’t buy happiness, it can make things happen.
One of the things it can do, when the economy allows for it, is provide funding for projects that could truly make a person happy.

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