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Volume 42 – #16

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Volume 42#16

November 28 – December 11, 2017

Dealer Hugo Deshaye (left), of Québec City, on the bourse of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show with eight-year-old Jack Nixon, of Toronto, who recently won the American Philatelic Society Youth Grand Champion of Champions award. Photo by Jesse Robitaille.

National Postage Stamp & Coin Show continues to grow

The biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area this October for its fourth showing since 2015, when Trajan Media took the reigns of what was then known as the National Postage Stamp Show. Nearly 1,000 collectors attended the Oct. 28-29 show, and they were greeted by a familiar 9,000-square-foot bourse located in the Hilton Mississauga’s Graydon Hall, which has been the show’s home since last spring. “I liked that there’s a mix of postal history and postcard vendors,” said collector and award-winning exhibitor Leon Matthys about the bourse, which included 25 dealers of all kinds of philatelic material as well as about two dozen numismatic dealers. “If I had more time, I bet I’d have ventured into uncharted territories and browsed the coin merchants for non-philatelic ephemera such as medals, badges, pins and tokens.” Matthys added the event was “a breeze for drivers” with free on-site parking at the hotel, which is located directly off Highway 401 on Mississauga Road. Continue reading →

Features
Canada Post marks Halifax Explosion
Page 1
Shining a light on the Haunted Canada series
Page 1
$5,000 reward for stolen philatelic material
Page 3
Annual Christmas stamps now available from Canada Post
Page 3

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada, U.S. have rolled out six joint issues in 58 years
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Journal takes flights of philatelic fancy
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
First prime minister still stirs controversy
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Postal artifact emerges from fiery parliament ruins
Page 14

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Cambodian stamps come from a dark era
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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