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Volume 40 – #15

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Volume 40#15

November 17 – November 30, 2015

An iridescent colour is created through the reflection and fragmentation of light waves off a number of nano-sized holes that can be added to virtually any surface.

B.C. security firm sets eyes on stamps

Postal authorities around the world are looking to bolster their anti-counterfeiting measures, and they may look to nanotechnology for help. While the next step in sizing up this new technology is a big one, there has been solid interest from investors, who recently provided $2.6 million during the latest round of fundraising, which ended Aug. 26. “We were pleased with the strong interest shown in this financing, which went quickly despite the tough market conditions,” said Doug Blakeway, CEO of British Columbia’s Nanotech Security Corp., which has been in the security business for more than 20 years. “This financing, along with our existing cash on hand, provides the company with enough working capital to ramp up for sales opportunities for optical thin film and KolourOptik nano-optical banknote products, which are now presenting themselves in greater numbers than ever.” Continue reading →

Features
Spink and Sparks auctions to offer major collections
Page 1
High school students design Queen stamps to mark historic reign
Page 1
Canada Post postpones community mailbox expansion
Page 4

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Collector classifieds take to the web

As I wrote in a column during the summer months, here at Trajan Media, we have been busy working behind the scenes on a number of new initiatives to launch over the fall and winter months. Our first major initiative this fall is a new website where philatelists and numismatists can meet at our new online marketplace to buy and sell stamps, postcards, first-day covers and all types of numismatic collectibles including coins, medals, tokens and paper money. This new online market place is called coinstampclassifieds.ca. While the venue is new, selling classifieds has been part of our DNA since our beginnings.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Edinburgh Castle has history of kings, queens, battles and
Page 6
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Trickery with U.S. Plate Plate coils continues
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Globe and Mail paid tribute to founder
Page 10
Frank Tonge
Tonge in Cheek
Poppy effort began with two determined women
Page 11

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Venerable APS digs deep into social media
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Wolverine noted for strength, cunning, odor, ‘bad dispositio
Page 22
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