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Volume 40 – #20

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Volume 40#20

January 26 – February 8, 2016

Within the first two weeks of 2016, Canada Post released stamps honouring, from top left, Year of the Monkey, Queen Elizabeth and the new Canadian UNESCO heritage sites, including Old Town Lunenburg, N.S.

New stamps honour Queen, monkey and UNESCO sites

Canada Post is off to a busy start in 2016 with the launch of stamps celebrating the Year of the Monkey, five definitive stamps featuring Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a new black and white stamp of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth taken by a legendary fashion photographer. Continue reading →

Features
Volunteer shortage threatens Postal History Society
Page 1
Erebus discovery, Queen’s longevity were newsmakers
Page 1
U.S. postal service previews 2016 stamps
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Hobby in need of more helping hands

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.” That familiar quote is from America’s beloved funny lady, Lucille Ball. It’s an adage we know is so true. We have all experienced it. The people we lean on the most are individuals who already have a lot on their plates and have difficulty saying no when it comes to helping others and the causes they are passionate about.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Canada’s Edward VII issue worth a good look
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Jean Talon was a key builder of New France
Page 10

Richard Logan
U.S. Stamps
Civil War still offers lessons, tales and stamps
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Canada gave stamp proofs to collector U.S. president
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
A taste of cocoa, stamps and deltiology
Page 22

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