Volume 37#15

November 20 – December 3, 2012

The plane is adorned with the designs of the 10 'Canada 150' stamps issued this spring by Canada Post.

Canadian Postal Museum to close in overhaul

Redevelopment of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will see an end to the Canadian Postal Museum, but not to postal exhibits and collections. On Oct. 16, Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore announced that the Canadian Museum of Civilization would become the Canadian Museum of History, with the transition to be completed by 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Under the redesign, the Canadian Personalities Hall, the Canada Hall, and the Canadian Postal Museum will be combined to create a new, permanent exhibition on Canadian history. Many of the artifacts, collections and stories currently found in these spaces will be re-integrated into the new gallery as they form part of our national story. Continue reading →

Features
Grey Cup memories too numerous to capture on stamps
Page 8

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Stamps help Canadian stereotypes stick

They depict, as do dozens of other secular Christmas stamps, Canadians outdoors in winter. My thoughts went to the scene, a man in snowshoes following a woman on a toboggan pulled by a dog. They appear to be delivering a present. It occurred to me that I have never seen anyone successfully get a dog to pull a toboggan. It also occurred to me that, while I have worn snowshoes on a number of occasions, most Canadians I know have never actually snowshoed anywhere. Absolutely nobody I know, anywhere, has actually delivered or taken home a Christmas present using either method of transportation. Sure the image is all warm and fuzzy, but I wonder just how relevant it was, or is, for Canadians.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Stonewall’s rural post office subject of 2002 stamp
Page 6
Off The Beaten Track
Murray’s feats recall a grand era for British tennis fans
Page 10

Philatelic Bookshelf
Canada has a fine parade of cinderellas
Page 14
First-Day Covers
First-day covers mark Canada’s first flight
Page 15

Stamping Grounds
Learning how to read catalogue helps prevent mistakes
Page 16
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Philatelic Profile
Attention to finer details fuels artist’s creativity
Page 22
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