Volume 45 – #07

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Volume 45#07

July 21 – August 3, 2020

On July 24, the United Nations Postal Administration will issue a mini-sheet with six semi-postal stamps to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fund.

No shortage of COVID-19 stamps to fill out collection

Since mid-march, more than a dozen countries have issued COVID-19 stamps as commemorations, fundraising efforts and attempts to bring people together in a time of crisis. While some of these stamps are official issues released by their respective country’s postal administration, many personalized stamps and much-maligned “wallpaper” stamps have also been produced in the past four months. The official issues began on March 17, less than a week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, when Iran issued the world’s first COVID-19 stamp. It was followed by other official issues from Vietnam on March 31; Switzerland on April 5; the Isle of Man on May 4; Morocco on May 7; the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on May 10; China on May 11; Uruguay on May 13; New Zealand on May 20; Ukraine on May 29; Monaco on June 3; Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 9; Oman on June 14; the Czech Republic on June 23; Macau on June 24; and Taiwan on July 21. Continue reading →

The importance of ‘importance’ in philatelic exhibiting
Page 1
WTSC planning for ‘virtual format’ through summer, beyond
Page 1
Richpex brings collectors back to bourse
Page 4

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 3
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
All’s fair in love, war – and auctions?
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Best things in life come in trees: Forests on Canadian stam
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Comprehensive study of Newfoundland postmarks highlighted
Page 8
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
People wrote on postcards, lots and lots of them
Page 24

Gary Dickinson
First-day Covers
Rosecraft cachets dominated for almost two decades
Page 26
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 30

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