Volume 38#04

June 18 – July 1, 2013

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

Montreal’s 1812 war hero gets his due

“During the past year, Canadians have paid tribute to many heroes of the War of 1812. I am especially proud to be here today at the unveiling of this stamp in honour of Lieutenant-Colonel de Salaberry, a true French-Canadian hero,” said Minister Blaney. “Salaberry and his Voltigeurs are known for having bravely defended Canada 200 years ago, and we must never forget the sacrifices they made, as they participated in building the Canada we know today.” Dubbed “The Hero of Châteauguay,” de Salaberry was a distinguished British Army commander whose leadership of the legendary Voltigeurs ensured the successful defence of Montreal and all of Lower Canada (now Quebec) from 1812-14. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Winds of postal reform blowing harder than ever

The truth is that post office closures are going to become more and more common. As a business, Canada Post has a huge problem: not only is it losing money, but its core business of delivering mail to Canadians is in decline. At the same time, the number of addresses to be served is on the increase. Faced with these problems, the corporation has few alternatives. It must cut costs, which means closing post offices and combining operations such as sorting into fewer facilities, and possibly reducing the level of service. At the same time it needs to look at growing whatever revenue it can, and that means admail and philatelic sales.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Fort Wellington popular spot on War of 1812 anniversary
Page 6
Focus on Collecting
Appreciating floral beauty around us
Page 8

Philatelic Profile
Author illustrates vibrancy of literacy
Page 10
Commonwealth Communique
Philatelic dream unfolds as the Saints go sailing in to ...
Page 11

Off The Beaten Track
Admirals without a face, but a nice story
Page 14
Philatelic Bookshelf
Slogan cancels from The Rock come to the fore
Page 15

Collecting 101
Putting value into a competent appraisal
Page 17
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Stamping Grounds
Hammering on the canceller issue
Page 22
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