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Volume 39 – #16

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Volume 39#16

December 2 – December 15, 2014

So far communities in four Canadian provinces know they will lose home delivery in 2015.

Plans for 2015 home delivery cancels becoming clear

Canada Post has not formally announced which communities will lose home delivery in 2015, but the word is leaking out through local announcements. While the corporation has yet to work out all its details for the next year, some communities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia know their turn is next. Canada Post has confirmed that plans, at least in part, include more than 20,000 addresses in the B.C. communities of Victoria, Langford, Colwood, Saanish, Esquimault, View Royal, Campbell River, and Songhees First Nation. The effected postal codes start with V9A, V9B, V9C, V9W, and V8L. Continue reading →

Features
USPS pulls back the curtain on some of next year’s designs
Page 1
UPU endorses new parcel service
Page 5
Britain honours first comet landing
Page 9

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Collectors urged to take up exhibiting

It took me quite a while to get my head around exhibiting, but I think it was worth the time and effort. The concept of exhibiting is deceptively simple: you take some stuff, and make a display. Afterwards, some judges check it over, and if you’re good enough you get an award. Then I discovered there were rules. That’s when things began to get complicated.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canadian superheroes making a comeback
Page 6
Randy Heimpel
Kid Collectors
Creating ‘stamp soup’ stirs up fun, teaches patience
Page 8

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Take a ferry to this philatelic footnote
Page 10
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Philatelist mastered chosen topic with excellence
Page 14

George Speers
Focus on Collecting
‘Great War’ took back seat to a more recent conflict
Page 17
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Covering postal history reveals fun stories
Page 22
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