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Volume 40 – #13

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Volume 40#13

October 20 – November 2, 2015

Lorne Worsley, Johnny Bower, Tony Esposito, Bernie Parent, Ken Dryden and Martin Brodeur are featured on Canada Post’s ‘NHL Great Canadian Goalies’ six-stamp set. It’s the third of a five-year collection of NHL stamps leading up to the league’s 100th anniversary in 2017.

Legendary NHL goalies on Canada Post’s latest issue

ess than a week before the first puck dropped to begin the 2015-16 NHL season, six legendary goalies were immortalized as part of Canada Post’s multi-year NHL stamp collection celebrating the goaltending greats who transformed the game of hockey. Available in booklets of six – one for each player, including Lorne Worsley (Montreal Canadiens), Johnny Bower (Toronto Maple Leafs), Tony Esposito (Chicago Blackhawks), Bernie Parent (Philadelphia Flyers), Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) and Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) – the stamps measure 40 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations and were printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using seven-colour lithography. Continue reading →

Features
End of the line for CSDA Toronto show
Page 1
U.S. man in prison for stamp scam
Page 5
Wellburn Foundation offers annual Halloween treat
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
A little cash would be a big boost for stamp shows

The Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association certainly has been in a quagmire over what to do about its Toronto National Postage Stamp Show. Well, no longer. Association president Rick Day recently sent an email to members informing them its board had decided that, after almost 30 years in the show business, its November 2015 show “will be our last one.” It’s sad, but not surprising. “The bottom line is that our April 2015 show lost a substantial amount of money primarily because the pool of dealers available and willing to take booths wasn’t sufficient to sustain the break-even requirement for the shows to continue,” Day wrote to members. “For this reason and with sincere regrets, the Board voted to get out of the show business …” There are three key points I want to address.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamp marked Toronto’s centenary as Ontario legislature sea
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Will the future bring post offices that do not sell stamps?
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Postal services mark Penny Black’s 175th birthday
Page 14
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
GTA collector nearing fourth decade as SOSSI chapter presi
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
Creative ways to revitalize tired philatelic blood
Page 22

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