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Volume 43 – #03

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Volume 42#03

May 30 – June 12, 2017

Orapex chair Michael Powell (shown above) will return as show chair for the third consecutive year in 2018.

Orapex astounds in nation’s capital

“Great” is not a term used lightly in philatelic circles, but it was something heard early and often at the recent Orapex. The 56th edition of Orapex – the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic Exhibition – returned to Ottawa on May 6-7, and by all accounts it was a “great” weekend (aside from the sole international dealer, Bill Barrell, of London, England, who chose to employ the word “brilliant” instead). “Things have been great,” said Michael Powell, Orapex chairman, on the morning of the second day. “We’ve been thrilled. We had great crowds yesterday. You could hardly walk down there for the first couple hours, and it stayed busy throughout the day.” Powell, who will be returning as Orapex chairman for the third consecutive year in 2018, said the dealer response was likewise positive. “I think most of the dealers were pretty happy with the business that has been going on, and there was just a marvellous field of exhibits this year, too.” (See page 10 for a review of this year’s exhibition, including the full palmares.) One of the six judges, John Wilson, said “there’s a great fraternity” at Orapex. Continue reading →

Features
Canada Post continues 10-stamp celebration of Canada 150
Page 1
George had ‘an infectious love of stamps’
Page 4
Impressive showing of exhibits at 56th Orapex
Page 10
Parcels driving sales at Canada Post
Page 23

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 1
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Wartime issue had huge production runs, but still offers ch
Page 6
Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Surf, then dive into your collecting specialty
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Postcard printers used colour to turn day into night
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Maldives parts ways with the Commonwealth again
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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