Volume 39#06

July 15 – July 28, 2014

When a new record was set for the one-cent magenta, bidders were able to follow auctioneer David Redden online, including some dealers who only wanted to observe.

Technology changes how stamps are auctioned

Today a collector can sit at home and view, and even bid on stamps without even having to put on a pair of shoes. Continue reading →

Features
New stamps mark the return of CFL to Ottawa
Page 9
Canada Post hopes for a hit with country music stamps
Page 22

Regulars
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Editorial
World’s most costly stamp tells a tale

I think that’s what makes the one-cent magenta so special is the story. Found by a young collector, seized by the French government for war reparations, and most recently owned by a convicted murderer, the stamp comes with a great story.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Only operational Lanc in North America flying to U.K.
Page 6
First-Day Covers
Private cachet makers follow maple leaves' life cycle
Page 8

Philatelic Bookshelf
Ration books and coupons are part of philately
Page 11
Stamping Grounds
Museum curator seeks In Flanders Fields stamp
Page 14

Stampnet
SOSSI gives philately a hand in cyberspace
Page 17
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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