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Volume 40 – #09

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Volume 40#09

August 25 – September 7, 2015

Online auctions still ‘coming of age’ despite benefits

As is the story with much of modern life, the most significant change of recent years has been the growth of the Internet. The philatelic auction business is no different, and as bidding moves increasingly onto the Internet, both consignors and collectors – as well as the auctioneers moving everything across the block – are wondering if it’s for the best. Continue reading →

Features
Canada Post stamp approval process slow but steady
Page 1
Military postal service of utmost importance
Page 3
Final building phase for APR library underway
Page 8
Two ‘impressive’ die sets highlight final Libra collection sale
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Initiatives aim to fire up the hobby

As I write this column in the midst of a heat wave in Ontario, with humidity making the temperatures feel about 40 degrees C, I cannot help but feel a “heat wave” is in the works as I think about what’s ahead this fall for Trajan Media. While we are trying to enjoy hot summer weather, behind the scenes at Trajan – publisher of Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News – we are also busy working on new initiatives we will be releasing this fall and winter. Here are some of the highlights I want to share with you:

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada hosted four Inter-Parliamentary Union conferences
Page 6
Mike Smith
Deltiology
2015: The year of postcard discoveries
Page 11

Ian Robertson
News Bites
PEI pays $1.8M tribute to Stompin’ Tom
Page 14
Frank Tonge
Tonge In Cheek
Discovery set offers historic lessons on the Rock
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
Montreal dealer an ‘expert on worldwide Judaica stamps’
Page 22

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