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Volume 39#21 Feb 10 – Feb 23, 2015, 2015

‘Adopted son’ Mandela honoured on postage

Human rights legend Nelson Mandela has been honoured on Canadian stamps unveiled on Jan. 27 by Canada Post and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Born in 1918, Mandela spent 27 years in prison, and in 1994, was elected president of South Africa in that country’s first fully representative election. He withdrew from politics in 1999 and died in 2013. Continue reading →

The souvenir sheet has an international-rate version of the booklet stamp.

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Birchbark cover deemed most creative

An envelope made out of birch bark turned the heads of CSN staffers in a recent contest, winning its creator Val Houdek, of Whitefish, Ont., a six-month subscription to the magazine.

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Google logo honours Canadian women’s rights advocate

An internationally acclaimed Nova Scotia-born cartoonist’s depiction of a Canadian women’s rights advocate on a one-day Google website doodle celebrated the 165th anniversary of her birth.

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Fun themes motivate young collectors

...when it comes to stamps, kids love following a theme, or as we call it, topical collecting.

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