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Volume 47#09 Aug 16 – Aug 29, 2022, 2022

Collectors in ‘disbelief,’ ‘disappointed’ with abrupt end to Picture Postage

Canada Post has announced its plans to scrap Picture Postage later this summer, giving collectors and other customers six weeks to submit designs before the program ends after 22 years. Since 2000, Picture Postage has allowed collectors and non-collectors alike to create personalized stamps and postcards with custom images for use on mail in Canada. Often used by collectors to mark personal events and by show organizers as souvenirs for upcoming events, the program also had clients in various small towns and businesses, non-profit organizations and charities, historical societies, museums and the general public. A July 18 press release from Canada Post – titled “Picture Postage program update” – explained the Crown corporation will end the program on Sept. 1 “after careful consideration.” Continue reading →

Canada Post will end its Picture Postage program effective Sept. 1 after a 22-year run. Photo via picturepostage.ca.

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Website enables sharing of cultures, collectibles

Walking into the post office that day, Henny Uyl didn’t expect she would be pulled into a whole new hobby that let her explore the far reaches of the world through something as simple as a postcard.

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Fall ‘National Show’ to combine with provincial coin convention

Trajan Publishing’s National Postage Stamp & Coin Show will return to its pre-pandemic form this September after entering a partnership with a provincial coin convention.

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‘Many pleasant surprises’ at Eastern’s general sale

Some seldom-seen Canadian and British North American (BNA) rarities topped expectations at a New Brunswick auction this June.

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