Volume 38#23

March 11 – March 24, 2014

A set of six first-day covers were also issued.

World’s rarest stamp to go on the block

The world’s rarest stamp is expected to fetch a record price when Sotheby’s puts the famous British Guiana one-cent magenta on the auction block June 17. The coin, which Sotheby’s estimates at $10 to $20 US million, will lead off the sale of the world famous collection of John E. Du Pont, millionaire heir of the prominent Du Pont family fortune, and convicted murderer. Continue reading →

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Big ticket sales make for a fun year

Naysayers like to whine about how the stamp hobby is dying off, that there are no new collectors, and that there aren’t enough kids involved. I suggest that they should take some time and read some old philatelic periodicals. The early issues of CSN are filled with similar comments, dating back more than 30 years. Yes, an entire generation of collectors have entered the market in that time and now they are setting records. I think we have some great years ahead, starting with 2014.

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By Bret Evans
Stamping Grounds
Hunting down the elusive, original inverted Jenny
Page 6
Commonwealth Communique
South Africa trumpets postal accomplishments to the world
Page 8

Staying on top of zillions of stamps
Page 9
First-Day Covers
Ten shillings worth of land feeds millions
Page 11

Off The Beaten Track
Captivating symbols signal St. Patrick's Day
Page 14
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Looking Back
Hnatyshyn remembered with stamp 10 years ago
Page 22
Past Issues
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