Volume 37#08

August 14 – August 27, 2012

The fifth and final stamp depicts a western honeybee and a New England aster in a photo by Michael Durham.

Students create philatelic tribute to Jack Layton

The Grade 11 students had to research not only Layton’s distinctive look, but also the challenges in creating art for an image as tiny as a stamp. The students had their choice of media, ranging from watercolour to caricature. The finished designs were then treated digitally, to create the final stamp representations. Students also created cancellation, first-day cover (FDC), and booklet designs. The FDC “cancels” are marked July 18, Layton’s birthday. The project proved an interesting one at a time when many youngsters have never even used postage stamps. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Irv knows the stamps of tomorrow are invested in young artists of today

Irv Osterer is to be commended for challenging high school students to design stamps and related products. While it is debatable how many, if any, of his young charges will actually turn into commercial stamp artists or collectors, he nonetheless is reaching out to a group of young people. As a parent, I know that many of these people not only don’t collect stamps, they don’t even use them. What’s more, with regular post offices closing all over Canada, I doubt many young people even know where to buy a stamp. This is all just a sign of the times.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
Unusual issues add dimension, shape and plenty of imaginati
Page 6
Philatelic Profile
Scott’s eclectic inspirations meld together to suit each...
Page 8

Looking Back
Canada Post goes deep with 100th Grey Cup stamps
Page 10
First-Day Covers
Karsh definitive had a harsh reception
Page 14

News Bites
Renovated historic site sure to attract even more Chinese
Page 16
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Philatelic Bookshelf
Researcher follows U.S. authorities’ hunt for fakes
Page 22
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