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Volume 40 – #22

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Volume 40#22

February 23 – March 7, 2016

The Brigham sale had three offerings of the 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway inverted error. Lot 310 featured a rarely-seen used example, off cover with a wavy line cancel. It had a catalogue value of $10,000 and sold for $9,500.

Brigham’s ‘outstanding material’ now in hands of new owners

Edward VII items proved popular in the seventh sale of the famed Brigham collection, held Jan. 16 at the Brampton Golf Club in Brampton, Ont. According to Charles Verge, chief executive officer of Brigham Auctions, the sale followed what has become a regular pattern. “It had a small floor and lots of bidders over the internet,” he said. “That has become the norm.” As with other sales in the series, the Edward VII portion included a staggering selection of proofs and essays, as well as representative of various plates. Varieties and postal history are always popular, Verge said, but some ways of collecting have changed over the years that the collection was assembled. Continue reading →

Features
Canada Post 2015 issues lowest in seven years
Page 1
Comparing stamp production across the pond
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
Revived show will bring collectors – of all stripes – together

The show will go on! I am referring to the National Postage Stamp Show, formerly run by the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association (CSDA). However, we are expanding it to include coins, paper money and other exonumia materials. First, I want to deliver a loud shout-out to Rick Day, president of the CSDA and its executive director, John Sheffield, for their great help and support in making the transition. Secondly, another loud shout out to the Canadian stamp dealers who have been very supportive of our efforts to make sure the show continues. We had sent out a survey shortly after we announced Trajan Media was acquiring the show assets from the CSDA. Almost two-thirds of the dealers responded with positive feedback and suggestions on how to improve the show so we can turn it into a profitable and rewarding experience for the show organizers, the dealers and the public. This is a partnership that can benefit all of us.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Map-maker oversaw production of first Atlas of Canada
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
BNAPS’s exhibit series has proven its worth
Page 8

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Catastrophes make for great postal history
Page 10
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Fulton Stamp Company had a short life
Page 11

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Panama Canal expansion to be completed in April
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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