Volume 41 – #07

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Volume 41#07

July 26 – August 8, 2016

This display of commemorative synagogue postmarks, created by award-winning teacher and long-time graphic designer Irving Osterer, was part of the Society of Israel Philatelists’ World Stamp Show display.

Canadian teacher, designer helps create Israeli philatelists World Stamp Show display

Although at this point he considers himself more of a collector than a philatelist, Irving Osterer has his hands in many aspects of the hobby in Canada and abroad. “It was really my first foray into exhibit design, although it’s on my horizon,” said Osterer, a long-time graphic designer who’s also an award-winning teacher and department head at Ottawa’s Merivale High School. “It’s something I’m very interested in doing.” Aside from designing Israel’s first hockey themed stamp in 2009 and producing a series of philatelic projects with his students each year, Osterer also designs the covers for The Israel Philatelist, the quarterly publication of the Society of Israel Philatelists (SIP), of which he is an active member (see sidebar “Israel Philatelists”). Earlier this year, he also began assisting the SIP with its display at the recent World Stamp Show in New York City, where each participating organization was afforded some promotional display space. Continue reading →

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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Philately in our schools leaves lasting impression

Children are our future. It’s true in life and it’s true in philately, and people everywhere seem to be taking that thought to heart. Instead of lamenting a “dying hobby,” many people now speak of an evolving hobby, one that aims to attract newcomers by whatever means possible. As of late, those means have included philately’s power as a teaching tool. This spring, before the end of the school year, teachers at Brampton’s Mount Royal Public School teamed up with the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and Bramalea Stamp Club for a unit exploring the origins of postage stamps and images depicted within philatelic designs. Students were given an in-depth, hands-on lesson about philately before producing their own designs, nearly 30 of which were eventually displayed at the recent World Stamp Show in New York.

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By Jesse
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamp celebrated Great Peace on Montreal Treaty
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Open season on hunting and fishing revenue stamps
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Cole’s Christmas cachets among his most popular
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Right man identified in Iwo Jima photo, stamp
Page 14

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Mail bid sales can offer some plum deals
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
Letter from postmaster general contains curious discrepancy
Page 22

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