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Volume 42 – #20

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Volume 42#20

January 23 – February 5, 2018

Lot 226 is a single 1923 50-cent stamp (SC #120ii) with a catalogue value of $12,000.

‘Spectacular’ lathework to highlight February Eastern Auctions sale

The John Smallman Collection of the Admiral Issue of Canada will be offered in a 646-lot sale by New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions this February. Described by auctioneers as “spectacular,” the Smallman Collection was assembled throughout four decades and includes extensive examples of strong lathework and imprint multiples. “Looking at famous Admiral collections of the past and where this would rest, I think it’s certainly in the top three, and I think the lathework is the best that’s ever come to market at one time,” said auctioneer and owner Gary Lyon. “John was at it for 40 years, and it was a real passion for him. He had a few other collections, but the Admirals were his main focus. He particularly liked lathework, and he always tried to get the strongest impression of lathework that he could find for each variety. He has some extremely rare and even unique things.” Continue reading →

Features
‘Spectacular’ lathework to highlight February Eastern Auctions sale
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Canada Post followed winning formula for NHL centenary
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UNPA unveils 2018 stamp program
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
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Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
‘Dief the Chief’ was honoured on first-day covers
Page 10

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
SEPAC continues to take steps to win over collectors
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Postal indicia permit lables can look, feel like stamps
Page 14

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
New direction beckoned in wake of layoff
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Ringing in 2018 with a philatelic quest for peace
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