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Volume 41 – #02

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Volume 41#02

May 17 – May 30, 2016

Thanks to new lenticular technology, it is now possible to show a lot more motion which is evident in the lenticular souvenir sheets issued as part of Canada Post’s Star Trek series.

Stamps depict Star Trek’s most famous technology

Concluding its month-long series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi TV show Star Trek, Canada Post has issued the final two stamps, these using lenticular printing in homage to the famed “transporter.” The stamps – issued in lenticular souvenir sheets of varying sizes – were unveiled in Toronto on May 5. Designed by Kosta Tsetsekas, of the Vancouver-based Signals Design Group, these are the first lenticular stamps issued by Canada Post since a 2009 series commemorating the Montreal Canadiens (Scott #2340). Lenticular printing makes images appear, when viewed from different angles, as if they are in motion. The stamps depict Star Trek’s most famous technology – the teleportation machine known as the transporter – and one of its most popular episodes, “The City on the Edge of Forever.” The motion-like effect of lenticular printing brings the beloved series to the “miniature screen,” said Jim Phillips, Canada Post’s director of stamp services. Lenticular was an opportunity to recognize the show’s futuristic vision as well as the special effects that brought it to life, Tsetsekas said. Continue reading →

Features
Stamps depict Star Trek’s most famous technology
Page 1
Canadian philately on full display at the ‘Olympics’ of stamp shows
Page 1
Insufficient postage causing personal grief for dealer
Page 4
Postal lockout or strike looms in time for summer
Page 26

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 23
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
Editorial
Reports of our death highly exaggerated

It’s hard to find anyone involved in stamp collecting who doesn’t seem to think the hobby is dying on the vine. I have been hearing it for more than 20 years, and it has been repeated so often that it has taken on the status of an uncontested fact. Of course, the naysayers are quick to bring out their own observations. We are told that children do not collect any more, clubs are dying out, and the hobby is full of old men.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Vimy Ridge victory should be celebrated: poll
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Windward Islands issues have merit
Page 8

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Band-themed postcards make great collectibles
Page 10
Randy Heimpel
Stampnet
Dealer’s site offers knowledge, opportunity for analysis
Page 11

Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
Defaced Spanish king raises eyebrows
Page 12
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
U.S. Stamps
Auctions a fun way to grow your collection
Page 16

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Britain marks 500th anniversary of post offices
Page 18
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 22

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