Volume 46 – #26

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Volume 46#26

April 12 – April 25, 2022

Published in March, the Linn’s Stamp News Most Influential Philatelists and Their Epic Stamp Stories recognizes 76 individuals, including three Canadians, who have greatly impacted the hobby.

Canadians rank among Linn’s ‘most influential’

Three Canadians with distinctly different yet deeply rooted ties to philately have been honoured in the Most Influential Philatelists and Their Epic Stamp Stories, published this March by Linn’s Stamp News. Listed among 73 other influencers, the Canadian honourees include Gary Lyon, a dealer and auctioneer in business since the 1970s; Jim Phillips, the head of Canada Post’s stamp program from 2002-21; and Charles Verge, a reputable collector, researcher and exhibitor who signed the iconic Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (RDP) this February. Their names and legacies – each centred on an “epic” personal philatelic story – stand in the 116-page book alongside other living honourees. They each played a significant role in shaping the hobby over “the past couple of decades,” according to Linn’s Editor-in-Chief Jay Bigalke, who added the honourees range from collectors to dealers, auctioneers and other individuals “professionally involved” in hobby organizations and postal administrations. In the book’s contents, illustrations show all of the honourees in boxes in a format similar to a souvenir sheet. “We have received lots of positive feedback from both those who were selected and from the worldwide philatelic community,” Bigalke, of Sidney, Ohio, told CSN. “Many of the winners have taken to social media to talk up their selection, and we are thrilled to see that.” Continue reading →

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Page 1
Canada Post considers Ukraine semi-postal
Page 11
Nineties philatelic journal recalls burgeoning technology
Page 19

Pick our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
CAPEX 22 to host first AAPE ‘international’ teams
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Elizabeth first appeared on stamps 90 years ago
Page 6

Mike Smith
Agriculture reigned supreme during the postcard’s golden ag
Page 8
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Stanel Gibbons still the leading resource for U.K. stamps
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Soldier’s letter arriving after 70 years among poignant lost
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
British post office puts money on a long future for cash
Page 17

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Randy Heimpel
New Brunswick dealer gets straight to the point
Page 22

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