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Volume 42 – #16

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Volume 42#16

November 28 – December 11, 2017

The original booklet of 10 stamps (right) depicted the Star of David on the cover. It was replaced with the left side of a menorah on the reprinted version (left).

Canada Post issues ‘stop selling’ Hanukkah covers and booklets

The day after being unveiled in Toronto, and only one day before it was slated to go on sale across the country, the new Hanukkah stamp issued by Canada Post was removed from display and returned to head office because of what the Crown corporation called “a design issue” with the stamp booklet and first-day cover. Initially slated for release on Nov. 14 as a booklet of 10, the Hanukkah stamp was unveiled on Nov. 12 at the Starry Nights event held at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. However, according to a Canada Post memo sent to all dealer post offices on Nov. 13, entitled “IMPORTANT: Stop selling Hanukkah stamp products immediately,” the booklet (product code “414066111”) and official first-day cover (product code “414066131”) were ordered to be “immediately removed from display and returned.” “These products are not to be sold to customers and they are also no longer available through mail order or online,” reads the memo, which also explains “the reprinted version” of the stamp booklets and OFDC would “be back on sale in the next coming weeks.” The products were to be returned no later than Nov. 22. Post offices were also requested to remove the November 2017 issue of Details magazine, which featured the original Hanukkah products on page 10. Continue reading →

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

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
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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