Volume 45 – #18

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Volume 45#18

December 22 – January 4, 2021

A postcard promotes the 2021 Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Convention, which was slated to take place in Peterborough, Ont., before the Kawartha Stamp Club withdrew as the event’s host.

Peterborough club withdraws as Royal 2021 host

With pandemic-related show cancellations continuing into next spring, collectors across Canada have begun to wonder about the 2021 Royal Convention. This year marked the first time since 1950 the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) – and its predecessor Canadian Philatelic Society, which earned its “Royal” prefix in 1959 – did not host a convention. Now, with winter lockdowns looming and about a year until a critical mass of Canadians will receive a COVID-19 vaccine, concerns are swirling about next year’s Royal Convention – especially after the Kawartha Stamp Club withdrew as the event’s host. Continue reading →

Collector interest holding strong despite pandemic hurdles
Page 1
Special postmark marks birth centenary of Saint John Paul II
Page 9
Celebrate Christmas reading Dickens’ holiday stories
Page 16
Special cover marks Asbestos, Qué., name change
Page 23

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Thank you, readers, for 45 years of CSN
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Three artists’ works on 1990 ‘Christmas Native Nativity’ sta
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
New book details 1939 Canadian royal visit FDCs
Page 8
Mike Smith
MacFarlane’s ‘Special Series’ postcards signed by artists
Page 10

Ian Robertson
News Bites
Posthumous Gord Downie album released
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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