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Volume 40 – #25

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Volume 40#25

April 5 – April 18, 2016

Seven stamps are included in the new Canadian Photography series including, from top to right, Sans titre 0310, Freighter’s Boat on the Banks of the Red River, Man., and Victoria Bridge, Grand Truck Railway, Montreal, Que.

‘Discreet design’ places focus on latest Canadian Photography series

Canada Post has unveiled the images for its next series on Canadian photography. The fourth set in a five-year series culminating in 2017, this issue continues to showcase the best Canadian photographers and photography of the past 150 years – as chosen by leading curators and gallery owners. The domestic-rate stamps are a photographic feast, unfettered by time or technique. Continue reading →

Features
Long-time Toronto stamp dealer keeps city’s philatelic heart beating
Page 1
Latest issue of permit catalogue advances with technology
Page 17
Postal workers want home delivery expanded
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
From prig to bohemian in just five short decades

I have a confession to make. I used to be a stamp prig. That's because deep inside I'm a bit of a traditionalist. Growing up with the mail was royal, complete with the national coat of arms, posties wore military-style uniforms, and stamps from the government had the imprint “On Her Majesty's Service.” Stamps were similarly staid and solid. With the exception of Christmas stamps, which were a little more colourful, most were printed in just one or two colours and it was rare to see anything but a Queen Elizabeth II definitive on letter.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Discouraging words about Mount Hurd seldom heard
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Leeward Islands stamps a real mixture
Page 8

Ted Banning
The World of Stamps
Peterborough dealer was influential in philately, numismati
Page 10
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Expo 67 stamp drew many FDC makers
Page 11

Ian Robertson
News Bites
Toronto photo laureate took shot seen on 2015 stamp
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Easter postcards portray spiritual, secular symbols
Page 22
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