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Volume 37 – #07

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Volume 37#07

July 31 – August 13, 2012

Centred in Toronto, the strength of Canada’s philatelic market was out in full force at this fall’s National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, held Sept. 8-9 in Mississauga.

South Korean stamps honour Canadian veteran

South Korea has issued postage stamps honouring a Canadian veteran of the Korean War. The stamps were unveiled June 22, but commemorate the 100th birthday on July 5 of Maj. Campbell Lane, the oldest Commonwealth veteran of the conflict, which took place from 1950 to 1953. At a brief ceremony in Ottawa, where Lane lives, a citation was read from South Korean Veterans Minister Park Sung Choon. “To our knowledge, no other Commonwealth veteran has achieved this most impressive milestone,” it stated. “The 49 million people of Korea send him 49 million wishes for a most happy birthday.” Continue reading →

Features
Douglas’ accolades well deserved
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Canada’s role in Korean War often forgotten

The truth is that many Canadians forget that this nation committed an entire infantry brigade with supporting troops to that war. That is a significantly larger commitment than at any time in Afghanistan, and remains, in fact our largest commitment of military personnel since the Second World War. The irony comes from the fact that Canada Post has no announced plans to issue a stamp next year to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the conflict. It is a symbol of how, to most Canadians, the Korean War seems more about M*A*S*H reruns than about very human sacrifices and suffering. I suggest that if Canada Post wants to save the day here, it can issue a 2014-dated stamp marking the return to Canada of the last troops sent to Korea. The best way to remember a war is to remember the peace that came afterwards.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Carolyn Mullin
Looking Back
Rugged beauty of Canada’s national parks grace two 2007 issu
Page 6
Carolyn Mullin
Philatelic Bookshelf
Canada and Provinces fills gap as alternate
Page 7

Carolyn Mullin
Topicals
Golf study group keeps members in the swing of collecting
Page 8
Carolyn Mullin
Commonwealth Communique
Muli-territory Australian sheet poses puzzle for cataloguers
Page 9

Carolyn Mullin
Philatelic Profile
Gagnon’s design rationale is always purposeful, sometimes...
Page 11
Carolyn Mullin
Off The Beaten Track
Mona Lisa’s doppelganger spurs investigation
Page 14

Carolyn Mullin
News Bites
Elizabeth Tower houses Big Ben
Page 16
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Carolyn Mullin
Deltiology
Early Niagara Falls postcards plentiful, hard to resist
Page 22
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