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Volume 39 – #23

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Volume 39#23

March 10 – March 23, 2015

This patriotic postcard contains a pre-written nationalistic poem.

Collecting postcards provides great insight on nation’s history

By Jesse Robitaille It all started in 1977, when 10 postcard-collecting enthusiasts established the Toronto Postcard Club (TPC). The club meets monthly in North York, where for almost 40 years its significant influence and contribution has helped Canadian deltiology progress to where it is today. Made up of nearly 300 dedicated members from the world over, the TPC serves the collecting interests of many deltiologists. And those interests are varied, said TPC President George Sachs, adding that collectors can enjoy both the front and back sides of cards, ranging from topics like geographic areas to industries or animals. Most importantly, Sachs said, postcards provide an invaluable look into the history of the nation. Continue reading →

Features
Newfoundland book authors win Pratt Award
Page 1
Will Rogers’ heroism celebrated beyond U.S. borders
Page 5
Unipex offers cross-collecting opportunities
Page 22

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Shows are great for the business

There’s no business like show business... While this popular phrase is borrowed from the 1954 movie of the same name and the famous song in the stage musical, Annie Get Your Gun, given it’s “awards season” in the ‘show’ business, I think it’s also timely to shine the light on stamp shows. Since joining the Trajan team, I have been making a concerted effort to attend as many stamp and coin shows as possible, and, I have become a fan of the shows for many good reasons.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Legends of a young John A., including one about a dead hors
Page 6
Randy Heimpel
Stampnet
Stamps 2 Go gets to the point – quickly
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
How many first days can one stamp have?
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
From ancient runners to community mailboxes
Page 14

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
U.S. Stamps
Early coils a joy to collect, but watch out for fakes
Page 17
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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