Volume 37#17

December 18 – December 31, 2012

Designer Friedrich Peter also designed this 30-cent stamp (SC #915) honouring Terry Fox.

Nestlé Turtles stamp pokes its head out

A corporate use of picture postage has created a stir in the stamp collecting community. In early November, Canada Post outlets started selling packages of Turtles chocolate candies with prepaid postage using the new oversize-rate stamp that is now part of the picture postage series. It was the first use of the new rate, which was announced earlier in the year. Originally it had been planned to take effect Nov. 5, but that launch was rescheduled to Dec. 3. The Turtles stamp features what Canada Post describes as a vintage turtle created in a dots design, with the $1.29 rate. Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier told Canadian Stamp News that the packages were being sold in about 4,000 post offices for $4.95. Continue reading →

Features
New Year’s in a Stamp Den Gone Wrong
Page 14
UN to honour new members with flag stamps
Page 15
C5 cover from 1930 took flight into history
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Canadian football worth celebrating

It seems that Canadian football fell out of fashion and everyone began watching the “important” teams from south of the border. You know, those guys who play on a smaller field and need an extra down to try to make 10 yards. The CFL, by nature of being Canadian, seemed to be somehow less, especially in southern Ontario, which despite the lessons of the War of 1812, often draws its cultural identity from our celebrity neighbour. This year, things changed. The CFL managed to get Canadians excited about a big number, the 100th playing of the Grey Cup, a championship that many Canadians often don’t even remember who won.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
The Rock’s postal history includes massive German ‘flying...
Page 6
Focus On Collecting
U.S. marks five decades featuring Christmas themes
Page 8

First-Day Covers
Queen’s coronation kept cachet makers busy
Page 9
Off The Beaten Track
Singer scandal stands out among stamp sagas
Page 10

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Topicals
Topical group unifies those interested in a united Europe
Page 22

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