Volume 37#03

June 5 – June 18, 2012

A nine-stamp definitive set entitled ‘From Far and Wide’  will also be issued on Jan. 15.

Stamp-smartphone connection a-mazing

“For the first time, anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet will also be able to enjoy the digital side of stamps,” she said, “with an enhanced view of a physical, real-world environment augmented by computer-generated ‘virtual elements’ such as sound, video, 3D graphics, web-based information or GPS data.” Losier also pointed out that the technology is Canadian-made and while relatively new to stamps has been used in other businesses. “The interactive content was created by Ad-Dispatch, a 12-year-old Halifax-based company, which has worked with many of North America’s finest marketing agencies and big brands like Chevrolet, Walmart, Marvel, Disney and the Home Depot to create memorable and meaningful consumer experiences using augmented reality technology.” Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Cool new Canadian stamps tough to track down

Yet I remember very clearly a set of British stamps issued in 1966 to mark the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest. Granted those stamps, based on the famous Bayeux Tapestries, with scenes of arms, armour, and combat, had a lot more appeal for a young boy, but I think it was also the colour and vitality of the stamps. Face it, in the 1960s, Canadian stamps, while artistically well done, were often somewhat conservative in tone. What I am stating here is pretty obvious. However, in the more recent history there has been a dramatic change, not just in the look and style, but in the content.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
Moern Korean stamps offer attractive collecting options
Page 6
Philatelic Bookshelf
Internment camps have a fascinating philatelic history
Page 8

News Bites
Fort Henry’s guard get their goat – literally
Page 10
Collecting 101
‘Regumming’ jobs can be tricky to spot
Page 11

Looking Back
More accolades await legendary Canadian songwriter
Page 14
Topicals
Lighthouse Stamp Society focuses on illuminating topical
Page 16

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Off The Beaten Track
Memorial covers mark end of the dirigible era
Page 22

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