Volume 48 – #20

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Volume 48#20

January 16 – January 29, 2024

Attendance was brisk, especially on the opening day of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show sponsored by Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News. The Sept. 9-10, 2023 show, featuring more than 50 dealers from across Canada, drew hundreds of philatelic and numismatic collectors over the two days it was held at the Mississauga Hilton in Mississauga, Ont.

Organized Philately looks to build on momentum in 2024

The second half of 2023 continued the positive trends of earlier months and years as Organized Philately honed in on the state of the hobby in Canada. Nearing the mid-point of the year, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) held its annual general (AGM) meeting on June 11 with more than 70 members tuning in to the virtual event. Sam Chiu saw his term as president end as he reached the maximum six consecutive years of service on the board, while Gregg Redner took the helm following the sudden death of long-time collector and then-president Ken Lemke last December. Chiu’s first major moves as president included a membership survey – the RPSC’s first in years – that received what he described as “super strong feedback” with responses coming from nearly 500 of the society’s roughly 1,200 members. Continue reading →

Spreading Hanukkah happiness far and wide
Page 1
ANFC Coin & Stamp Show back this February
Page 10
2024 lineup includes Canada Post’s first stamp featuring a solar eclipse
Page 19

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Film industry legends among people Canada Post honoured in
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Censored Newfoundland WWI mail gets a deeper look
Page 8

Mike Smith
Scans of real photo postcards rarely troublesome
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Wilding took queen photos used on stamps
Page 14

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Postal administrations scramble to embrace collecting trends
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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