Volume 38#26

April 22 – May 5, 2014

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

New postal rates come in like a lamb

Canada Post’s new rates, arguably the biggest postal increases in a single year in Canadian history, went into effect on March 31 with very little fuss on the part of the general public. Continue reading →

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Canadian stamp exhibit great news

The museum has even taken the effort to include some designs that never got off the board. This sort of exhibit does two things. First, it presents stamps in a manner that is interesting to average Canadians, who may consider the subject as dry as English toast. Secondly, it presents stamps as authentic pieces of art.

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By Bret Evans
Stamping Grounds
Wilding made portraits of royals used on many stamps
Page 6
School presentations should spur a few new collections
Page 8

Military Markings
Davies tribute a treat for both collectors and readers
Page 9
Philatelic Bookshelf
Philatelic journals offer literary richness
Page 14

First-Day Covers
Some uncommon covers marked Montreal Games
Page 15
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Looking Back
Du Gua began Canada's first permanent European settlement
Page 22
Past Issues
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