Volume 47 – #22

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Volume 47#22

February 14 – February 27, 2023

A strip of three two-cent Small Queen stamps paying double the letter rate frank a May 1883 yellow cover mailed from Niagara, Canada West (present-day Ontario), to nearby Woodstock. Photo via Darin Cherniwchan.

Genealogy helps tell fascinating philatelic stories

As philatelic storytelling becomes a significant aspect of the hobby, collectors have found powerful tools in genealogy services and other historical research platforms. With the advent of digital technology, most collectors have ready access to in-depth research tools, which lend well to learning the stories behind the stamps and postal history in their collections. One west-coast collector noted his “love” for philatelic storytelling has been bolstered through Ancestry.com, the world’s largest for-profit genealogy company, and Newspapers.com, the largest online newspaper archive, which is also run by Ancestry. “To me, these are some great tools for philately and for storytelling,” said Darin Cherniwchan, of Chilliwack, B.C., the chair of the Digital Philately Study Group. “They’ll make you one of the best storytellers. They’re not cheap, but you can just try them, and if you’re disciplined, you can get out of it before the 14-day trial is up.” Continue reading →

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Maresch to open 2023 with 572nd sale
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Athena Collection’s ‘star attraction’ draws media buzz
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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
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Reconciliation a key theme in 2022 stamp program
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Catalogue dives into Harmon’s photoview postcards
Page 8

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Royal Mail extends deadline for Elizabeth II definitives’ v
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Canadian War Museum acquires three more Victoria Crosses
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
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Jesse Robitaille
People & Philately
Mandela, an honourary Canadian, celebrated on new French s
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