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Volume 40 – #04

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Volume 40#04

June 16 – June 29, 2015

George Pepall, RPSC president, said member services were strengthened and philatelic collaboration made a priority at this year’s annual general meeting.

RPSC eyes national shows, dedicated youth movement

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is hoping its new initiatives will bring the hobby across the country to collectors from coast to coast to coast. RPSC president George Pepall said the Royal*2015*Royale weekend was very productive. “We firmed up our member services in several ways and ran a spirited AGM (annual general meeting) with a contested election, which chose Stuart Keeley to join the board,” said Pepall, who added he was “exhausted” when he finally returned home to Kitchener, Ont. after spending the weekend at the society’s convention in London. Continue reading →

Features
‘Impressive’ 1897 die proofs highlight next Eastern auction
Page 1
RPSC names two new fellows
Page 1
‘World-class exhibits’ grace Royal floor
Page 3
Royal show in London ‘a huge success’
Page 8
Early stamps had royal and rodent presence
Page 15
Hobby loses dealer and collector
Page 22

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Smart collectors consume knowledge

Stamp collecting is not as demanding as some hobbies, however collectors need a few tools if they want to do it right. When we think about these tools, our first thoughts are such basics as tongs, perhaps hinges, and perhaps an album or stockbook. Collectors quickly find that they need other tools, such as magnifier, ultraviolet light, watermarking fluid, or digital camera. At the far end of this are the highly complex and expensive machines designed to study documents and stamps in incredible detail.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamp marked aviation authority’s 10th anniversary
Page 6
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
Hobby has been a royal ‘godsend’ to Verge
Page 10

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
1952 Red Cross conference spawned many FDCs
Page 11
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Pitcairn offers Bounty of interesting stamps
Page 14

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Expert advice still relevant two decades later
Page 16
Robin Harris
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From around the world
Page 18

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