Volume 37#05

July 3 – July 16, 2012

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

Canada Post goes no-huddle with Cup’s 100th

The CFL started out in the 1880s as the Canadian Rugby Football Union; the game was originally known as rugby. The league evolved over the years, as did the game. While Canadian football is now more like United States gridiron football, it retains several rugby traditions such as only three down, a larger field, and more players on the field. The Grey Cup was donated in 1909 by the then-Governor General of Canada, the fourth Earl Grey. No games were played from 1916 to 1919 due to the First World War. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Editorial
CFL still biggest game in some towns

Weather permitting, we played football in backyards, inventing ways to play two-on-one, or even two-on-three, running the length of the yard for a down, then turning around and running the other way for a touchdown. For me, life was simple and Russ Jackson was the king. Then, over the years, something happened. When I moved to southern Ontario I discovered that the most populated part of Canada, star-struck by the drawing power of our neighbours to the south, was enamoured with the National Football League. What’s your favourite team? was more likely to bring a response such as Miami or Buffalo, instead of Ottawa or Hamilton. One day, a friend of mine remarked, “They will hold a Grey Cup game in Toronto and nobody in the city will notice.” I’ve seen that happen twice.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stampnet
Manage your collection online with Colnect
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Topicals
Bicycle-themed stamps have existed as long as modern-day...
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Lightly Unhinged
Veteran designer ‘over the moon’ with Stampede stamp
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Looking Back
Fessenden broadcast a human voice for the first time in 1900
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Off The Beaten Track
Stamps take us out to the ball game
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Stamping Grounds
Calgary Stampede posts rewards for posters
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New Issues
From around the world
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Commonwealth Communique
Commonwealth produces more than its share of extraordina...
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Collecting 101
Reperforators tend to target staight-edged stamps
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