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Volume 38 – #14

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Volume 38#14

November 5 – November 18, 2013

Grégoire Teyssier, curator of the Travelling Postal Museum, uses the 1930s-era stamping machine produced by Pitney Bowes, a mailing equipment and services company founded in 1920.

Royal baby boy bounces onto Canadian stamp

“The concept was already approved and almost finalized by the time we got the official photo. Taken in a natural setting, it needed only a few touch-ups to correct the back-lighting.” Even then, the design had to be sent to Buckingham for final approval before any files could be sent to the printer. Continue reading →

Features
Kiosks a failure for post office, but a hit with collectors
Page 9

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Position on ‘reverted’ Jenny depends on perspective

The commemorative stamps with the Jenny right way up are not an error the way the inverted stamp was, they are an intentional variety created to invoke a treasure hunt mentality among collectors and members of the public.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Carolyn Mullin
Looking Back
Uh, oh, Canada: Anthem opponents at it again
Page 6
Carolyn Mullin
Philatelic Bookshelf
A look at Canada's international mail in the 19th century
Page 8

Carolyn Mullin
Off The Beaten Track
Three small covers raise big questions
Page 10
Carolyn Mullin
Stamping Grounds
Modern error stamps are worth the hunt
Page 14

Carolyn Mullin
Commonwealth Communique
European games stamps offer another chance to think small
Page 17
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
From the world
Page 18

Carolyn Mullin
Philatelic Profile
Pint-sized artist sails away with stamp contest win
Page 22
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