Volume 38#15

November 19 – December 2, 2013

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Stamps’ subject matter can hook new collectors

It took me a bit of searching to discover that Helvetia was really Switzerland. I also learned that some countries’ stamps were harder to find than others. While I ended up with dozens and dozens of Spanish definitives featuring Francisco Franco’s smiling face, my Portugal page had just two or three lonely stamps.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Dalhousie Law School centenary marked with 1983 stamp
Page 6
Stampnet
Getting next generation hooked early on
Page 8

Collecting 101
Detecting U.S. coil fakes easier than you think
Page 9
First-Day Covers
Royal wedding issue date change confused cachet makers
Page 10

Philatelic Bookshelf
Fantastic journeys with Santa letters and Fred Jarrett
Page 11
Stamping Grounds
A tale of collecting two Pictons
Page 14

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Philatelic Profile
Year-long activities mark 50th anniversary for Saskatoon...
Page 22

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