Volume 37#19

January 15 – January 28, 2013

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

Water snake rings in Lunar New Year

Canada Post will continue its second series of lunar zodiac stamps with two issues for the Year of the Snake. This year’s stamps, designed by Joe Gault and Avi Dunkleman of MIX Design Group and calligrapher Tan Chao Chang, feature a water snake. The snake represents intelligence, materialism and gracefulness. Those born in the Year of the Snake tend to be analytical and lovers of luxury. It is the fifth year in a row that two stamps have been issued in the series. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Personalized stamps need a place in the numbering – now

I believe that some of the personalized postage issues belong among the regular Canada Post listings in references, rather than lumped in the back of the book. The reasons, I believe, are compelling. Now, I am not talking about Uncle John and Aunt Mary standing around the Christmas tree, or even the new specialized issues, but personalized postage stamps created by Canada Post and sold to the public for use on mail. There are a small number of stamps that fit this category. Not, for instance, the Royal Conservatory stamps of last year, which were only sold cancelled on commemorative envelopes. No, the specific stamps I am talking about would be typified by the 2011 Eid, Hanukkah, and Diwali stamps.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
French stamps reflect country’s leading role in impressio...
Page 6
First-Day Covers
Victoria’s 1962 Centennial celebrated with a stamp and FDCs
Page 7

Looking Back
Fafard’s sculptures marked departure for Art Canada series
Page 8
Off The Beaten Track
Collectors, step up to the ballot box
Page 10

Stamping Grounds
Provisionals fun, diverse collectibles, but beware fakes
Page 14
Philatelic Bookshelf
Tributes to Marks Stamp Company and Joseph Rosenbaum
Page 16

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Philatelic Profile
Illustrator sails into steady stamp work
Page 22

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