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Volume 44#26 Apr 14 – Apr 27, 2020, 2020

Philatelic world grinds to halt as Canada takes aim at COVID-19

In a matter of days, dozens of shows, auctions, club meetings and other philatelic events have been cancelled as concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic continue to escalate worldwide. Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s community-based measures to mitigate the virus’ spread, many organizers are cancelling their events – sometimes only days before they were slated to begin. In addition to public and mass-gathering cancellations, these community-based approaches include social distancing plus school and workplace closures. “Measures taken to reduce the amount of time individuals spend in large crowds or in crowded spaces can be effective to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in a community,” reads PHAC’s recent notice, which is available online at bit.ly/39eqvt9. Continue reading →

COVID-19 has hit about 200 countries with more than one million cases and 55,000 deaths worldwide as of April 2.

Also In This Issue
Income tax and the hobby collector

Benjamin Franklin said only two things are certain in life: death and taxes.
Then there are those that say we are being taxed to death, but that’s another story.

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Trajan’s ‘National Show’ cancelled to limit spread of COVID-19

The April 4-5 National Postage Stamp & Coin Show hosted by Trajan Media, publisher of Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News, is cancelled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Annual Cathex show ‘a buzz of activity’

With the support of a vibrant local collecting scene, the 71st Cathex show continued a decades-long tradition in St. Catharines earlier this year.

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