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Volume 40 – #05

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Volume 40#05

June 30 – July 13, 2015

Joe Montgomery, of Niagara Falls, Ont., recently shared with CSN this cover that was cancelled at a floating post office in Surge Narrows, B.C.

B.C.’s rugged, wet coast makes for intriguing covers

Joe Montgomery, a spry 92-year-old collector, recently popped by Canadian Stamp News headquarters to share with us an interesting cover. Cancelled in Surge Narrows, B.C. on June 12, 2013 by postmaster Shawny Volk, the cover was a postage-paid envelope issued by Canada Post in 2012. That year, the Crown corporation issued a set of nine permanent-rate postage-paid envelopes featuring stamps from the high-value Canadian wildlife series (1998-2010). The envelope Montgomery shared with us had the $5 Moose stamp (Scott #1693) printed on it. Continue reading →

Features
Oxfam auction results a mixed bag
Page 1
Mystery novel explores Nazi postal history
Page 4
Philatelic seals a ‘growing market’
Page 5
Shrinking popular Large Queens was money-saving measure
Page 8

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Get new collectors off on the right foot

One of the questions that often comes up is: Why collect stamps? There are lots of answers: stamps are history, stamps are fun, stamps are an investment, stamps help us expand our knowledge. I’m sure there are plenty more I have not mentioned. For the most part, they are good reasons, with the possible exception of investment. I’ve often thought that investing in stamps is a very different process than investing.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Prince Albert’s Penny Black
lookalike: the stamp
that never
Page 6
Mike Smith
Deltiology
Gallery tour triggers
postcard hunt
Page 10

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Philatelic pal may be
just a click away
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
1935 airmail stamp
shows ancient Greek flyer
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Monkeys, railways
help define St. Kitts
Page 22

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