Volume 48 – #10

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Volume 48#10

August 29 – September 11, 2023

A cover features a cancel from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., dated Dec. 9, 2016, with a postmark from the Supercon Station, a temporary postal station set up at the Paradise City Comic Con.

Wonder Woman’s battles not limited to comic books

The same polygamist psychologist who invented the polygraph, or lie detector, created Wonder Woman. Perhaps Dr. Moulton Marston had been inspired to create the superhero by one, or more, of the women in his life. In his Stamp Talks this April, Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) member Derwin Mak speculates at length that Marston was influenced by the women in his life. Mak explains that the mother of a student who Marston married, Ethel Byrne, was a suffragette and co-founder of the first birth control clinic in the United States. Not only that, the same student’s aunt, Margaret Sanger, was a nurse, suffragette, feminist, and founder of Planned Parenthood. Continue reading →

Latest Canadian philatelic forgeries focus of seminar at National show
Page 1
Stamps celebrate Fox’s Marathon of Hope
Page 1
U.S. National Postal Museum marks 35 years
Page 9

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Steamer sailing again after pandemic pause
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
First-day cover tome gets valuable updates
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
‘The Stamp House’ displays over two million stamps
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Isle of man stamps stand the test of time, on three legs
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Mike Smith
Real photo postcards worthy of attention
Page 22

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