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Volume 39 – #19

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Volume 39#19

January 13 – January 26, 2015

Both pilots were shown on stamps made for the ill-fated London to London flight.

U.S. auctioneers open the year with Canadian lots

Canadian collectors will be keeping an eye south of the border this month, as three U.S. auction houses are offering Canadian stamps. On Jan 21-22 Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, of Danbury, Conn., will be offering the first part of the Boca collection, including Canadian and British North American stamps and postal history. Spink USA also has a nice selection of Canadian and British North American in its sale, also Jan. 21-22, being held in New York City. A scarce missing moose (Unitrade #1693a) variety appears in Regency-Superior’s Orcoexpo auction, being held Jan. 9-11 in Anaheim, CA. Continue reading →

Features
Year’s issues ranged from comic to tragic
Page 6
Expo 86 stamp spawned few first-day covers
Page 10
Yearbook reflects Canada’s history and culture
Page 15

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Keep the crown in Crown corporation

Here in Canada we hear a lot about postal transformation, but we’ve also been largely sheltered from the sort of changes that are taking place around the world. Take Europe, for example. Today’s Europe is a confusing place, with a European Union that seems able to make the most incredible economic decisions that are binding on its members. If you had asked me, I would have thought that mail is an essential service, and so it is a national responsibility to manage it in any way the elected officials deem correct.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Carolyn Mullin
U.S. Stamps
Mail carried by train had modest beginnings
Page 17
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
From balloons to catapults, mail has taken many paths
Page 22
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