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Volume 40 – #06

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Volume 40#06

July 14 – July 27, 2015

Five weather phenomena, including this “sun dog” photographed by Iqaluit’s Frank Reardon, were featured on new postage stamps issued by Canada Post on June 18.

New stamps celebrate Canadian weather, heritage, culture

The stamps in Canada Post’s latest issue of Details capture Canada’s nature, history, peace-loving temperament, culture, art and achievements. “It’s a sampling of all that Canadian stamps have to offer, and we hope you enjoy it,” said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services at Canada Post, which revealed its third set of stamps on UNESCO World Heritage sites, a Weather Wonders issue as well as a philatelic tribute to renowned author Alice Munro. Continue reading →

Features
Postal history pulls collectors in so many ways
Page 1
Canada’s 150th birthday postcard contest generates ‘remarkable’ entries from Ottawa students
Page 4
Roger Rainville, general manager of Lighthouse Montreal, retires
Page 5
Mulock mapped out big plans for post office
Page 8
Open house marks 40th anniversary of the Greene Foundation
Page 10
Canada Post adds new printer
Page 10
Inter-University Transit System research underway
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Stamps helped future Beatle imagine

ily and among the “must-sees” on our list was Strawberry Fields, a 2.5-acre landscaped section in New York City’s Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of legendary Beatle John Lennon. It is also named after the Beatles’ song Strawberry Fields Forever, written by Lennon.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
News bites
Detroit-Windsor bridge named after Mr. Hockey
Page 6
Gary Dickinson
Commonwealth Communiqué
Trinidad and Tobago stamps worth a closer look
Page 11

Ian Robertson
Looking Back
New Peterson works to feature in posthumous release
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From Around the World
Page 18

Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
This collector a proponent of postal history
Page 22
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