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Volume 41 – #05

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Volume 41#05

June 28 – July 11, 2016

Canada was strongly represented at the World Stamp Show held May 28 – June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. From the left are Canadians Ingo Nessel, president of the Philatelic Society of Canada; librarian Kathy Hartley of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation; Michel Houde who is very active in the Canadian philatelic community; Maxime S. Herold of Canada Stamp Finder; and, John Jamieson of Saskatoon Stamp Centre. Photo by Mike Walsh.

Big Apple show lives up to world-class billing, Canadians effuse

mpressive, amazing and wow! These are just a few of the words that hit me during my first few hours of being among the thousands of collectors and dealers gathered for the World Stamp Show at the Javits Center, located near New York City’s Times Square. Attending my first World Stamp Show, I was quickly drawn to the massive layout of exhibits. I have never seen such a large number of exhibits and frames under one roof. In fact, Thomas Fortunato, chairman of marketing and public relations, shared with me that the World Stamp Show hosted 706 competitive exhibits, representing 4,146 frames. The most common theme was postal history, representing 29.2 per cent of the exhibits; followed by traditional with 22.4 per cent; and – a distant third – one-frame exhibits with 11.9 per cent of the total competitive exhibits. Now, that’s an exhibition of worldly proportions. Just as impressive was the Canadian presence. Continue reading →

Features
Bramalea Stamp Club teams up with local school
Page 1
‘The Elgins’ celebrate 150 years of service
Page 3
Stolen Jenny stamp returns at NY 2016
Page 8
Canadian exhibitors shine at World Stamp Show
Page 17
Jenny Invert, magenta, Lennon collection under one roof at World Stamp Show
Page 22

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Canadian philatelists making a world of difference

I, along with several other Canadians, cannot help but be pumped up about our hobby after spending a week with philatelists from around the world. I am referring to the tens of thousands of collectors – of all ages and languages – who gathered in New York City recently for the World Stamp Show, which is held in North America only once a decade. Where else would I have the opportunity – under one roof – to see within the space of a foot or so the world’s most expensive stamp and the most famous stamp in the United States.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Yukon gold rush stamps hit paydirt with collectors
Page 6
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Additional ‘Large Queen’ anomolies make collector’s day
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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