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Volume 39#17 Dec 16 – Dec 29, 2014, 2014

Back of the book does well in third Brigham sale

The third sale of the Ron Brigham Collection featured material acquired but never publicly shown by Brigham, who was a prolific and successful exhibitor of Canadian stamps. Unlike the two previous sales, held at the Toronto Airport Hilton Hotel, the third sale was held Nov. 22, at the Brampton Golf Club. At the second sale, held this spring, Brigham had said he would be moving to a different location. “The house was full, and there was lots of Internet bidding,” Charles Verge, chief operating officer of the firm, said. “Part of that too was that it had something for everyone, because it wasn’t just Queens or Admirals,” he said. “Plus a lot of the items hadn’t seen the light of day for some time.” Continue reading →

A corner block of this 14-cent war tax, with the overprint shifted, vanDam #FX28, sold for $600.

Also In This Issue
Private cover marks school anniversary

Irv Osterer, Ottawa’s uncrowned king of commemorative envelopes, has released details of a cover created to mark the 50th anniversary of the capital region’s Merivale High School.

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Designers of NHL stamps leave their mark at national show

Two postage stamp designers gave collectors an opportunity to have their stamps autographed during the National Postage Stamp Show.

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Book does museum’s storytelling

As any philatelist will tell you, a trip to Wasington, D.C., is not complete without a visit to the National Philatelic Collection, one of the most impressive assemblages of stamps in the world.

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