Volume 37#24

March 26 – April 8, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada was commemorated on an eight-cent stamp issued by Canada Post in 1975.

12-penny black nets $225,000

Although 51,000 were printed, only 1,510 had been sold by 1857 when the remainder were recalled and destroyed. Printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson, the 12-penny black was part of Canada’s first series of postage stamps. The design was based on a portrait of a young Queen Victoria by Alfred Edward Chalon. Victoria was 32 years of age at the time the stamp was ordered, but the portrait had been executed years before, when Victoria was just 18. It is believed that approximately 100 examples remain. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Canada’s stamp-collecting magazine goes digital

While the digital version will be pretty much the same as the print version, except for hot links inside ads and editorial content, I do believe that electronic content offers a much better experience for the reader. I’m not talking about gimmicks, such as virtual reality games that almost nobody plays. I see opportunities for enhanced content, or even content not really suited to print, being connected to these articles. Right now we’re at the early stage of a digital experience, but I’m quite sure it is just the start of a whole new way for you and me to share our love of stamps.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
Resource-rich Alberta full of natural beauty
Page 6
Commonwealth Communique
Vast Commonwealth sees its fair share of ‘postal wars’
Page 7

Stamping Grounds
Border printing makes off-centre stamps collectible
Page 8
Off The Beaten Track
Ashevak set the tone for Inuit artists
Page 10

Looking Back
Will Canada Post welcome royal baby with a stamp?
Page 14
First-Day Covers
Winnipeg’s Centennial issue launched three cachet makers
Page 16

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Philatelic Bookshelf
The Stamp Collector: A tragic but important story
Page 22

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