Volume 37#06

July 17 – July 30, 2012

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

Douglas stamp marks nation’s health care shift

Tommy Douglas, the person best associated with Medicare and a person voted the Greatest Canadian by CBC viewers in 2004, is the subject of a new stamp issue. As a young boy Douglas developed an infection that would have cost him his leg. He was able to receive medical treatment only after his father met a surgeon who agreed to treat him in order to teach students. Later in life he became a Baptist preacher in Weybourn, Sask. Always a believer in social activism, he also became involved in politics. Continue reading →

Features
Royal Roundup - Sights from Edmonton
Page 10
Grey Cup Centenary - CFL greats, memorable moments depicted on new stamps
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Universal health care a newer, but defining Canadian detail

That short history lesson reminds us that something we have come to take for granted really is quite a recent innovation. So it is nice to see a stamp that reminds us that this part of our identity is so very new; much newer than Confederation. I often joke that Canadians often define themselves in two ways: one, that they have universal health care, and two, that they are not residents of the United States. If that’s the case, these stamps are very truly Canadian.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
Tiny Monaco has plenty to offer stamp collectors
Page 6
Looking Back
Tourist attraction stamp features wilderness of Agawa Canyon
Page 8

First-Day Covers
British Columbia covers caught in the gold rush
Page 11
Philatelic Bookshelf
Stanley Gibbons updates its British postmark guide
Page 14

Stamping Grounds
Dickens abounds on stamps, 200 years after his birth
Page 16
New Issues
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee continues to be celebrated
Page 18

Topicals
Olympic stamps warm up collectors for London 2012
Page 22
Past Issues
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