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Volume 42 – #22

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Volume 42#22

February 20 – March 5, 2018

Sharon and Shirley Firth transformed Inuvik into a hotbed of Nordic skiing.

Five-stamp set celebrating six female athletes among latest new issues

Weeks before the cauldrons are lit for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in South Korea, Canada Post unveiled five stamps honouring some of Canada’s most accomplished athletes. Dubbed “Women in Winter Sports,” the new issue commemorates six female athletes across five Permanent stamps, including Sharon and Shirley Firth (cross-country skiing); Sonja Gaudet (wheelchair curling); Danielle Goyette (hockey); Nancy Greene (alpine skiing); and Clara Hughes (cycling and speed skating). Continue reading →

Features
Royal engagement stamp an interesting possibility
Page 1
Popular inscriptions were temporarily banned by Ottawa
Page 6
Liberal plan for Canada Post divides opinion
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Partnership forged deeper bond with endeavour
Page 4
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
First Impressions leaves lasting impression
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Churchill film brings Canada’s postal tribute to mind
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Royal couple’s wedding venue is on 1935 Canadian stamp
Page 14

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Explore the various apps available for collectors
Page 16
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Avalanche of artificially created rarities a worrying trend
Page 17

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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