Buy This Issue

Purchasing this issue costs 4 credits. You can buy credits and use them to purchase past issues and reveal the trend prices of coins and notes.

You must be logged in to buy issues.

Login Sign Up

×
Volume 39 – #12

Buy This Issue

Download a digital copy of this issue instantly for just 4 credits.

Volume 39#12

October 7 – October 20, 2014

The third-known two-cent green large queen on laid paper, and the best -known Charles Connell stamp will both be offered in Halifax this month.

Famous discovery to be offered in Halifax auction

For the second time in less than 12 months an example of the two-cent large queen on laid paper will go on the auction block. The stamp will appear in Eastern Auctions’ general sale, being held Oct. 17-18. The stamp is the greatest rarity in Canadian philately, with only three known examples. The stamp being sold this month is the third, and was only discovered in 2013. At that time the discovery made front page news. U.S. collector Michael D. Smith found the stamp in an American Philatelic Society sales book, where it was listed as the common version, printed on wove paper. Continue reading →

Features
Picture postage perfect for honouring rabbi
Page 1
Air training plan yielded over 100 Canadian bases
Page 6
Shark Tank star helping to boost stamp collecting
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Personal covers make stamp collecting relevant

I will be the first to admit that, when I first heard of picture postage, I wasn’t too impressed. Admittedly, that was before I started working for Canadian Stamp News, but I just sort of thought the idea of letting people put their own pictures on a stamp was a bit silly. I assumed it would only appeal to a hand full of individuals such as grandparents, self-absorbed brides, egoists of all sorts, and not all the sort of thing a country of Canada's stature should condone. Of course, people are always nervous about change, and I still remembered a time when stamps were a selection of definitives, all with the same design with just a different colour and value.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Columns
George Speers
Focus on Collecting
B.C. on stamps: from British colony to Olympic Games
Page 8
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Aussie stamps, modern postal history spring more surprises
Page 11

Lewis Tauber
Off the beaten track
Lithuania’s tumultuous history reflected on stamps
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Old machine cancellers could leave circular postmarks
Page 22
Past Issues
Keep up to date with the philatelic community

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Canadian Stamp News

Canada

Canadian Stamp News is Canada's premier source of information about stamp collecting and related fields.

Although we cover the entire world of philatelics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Stamp News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $45.75/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier stamp publication. Canadian Stamp News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now