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Volume 46#08 Aug 3 – Aug 16, 2021, 2021

In-person stamp shows survive, set to return this summer in Canada

As Canada’s COVID-19 caseload continues its downward trend, and with more than 35 per cent of the country’s population fully vaccinated, stamp collectors are eying a return to the bourse later this summer. As of July 9, more than 25.8 million Canadian adults (67.9 per cent of the population) have received at least one shot of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. More than 13.6 million adults (27.5 per cent) are also fully vaccinated. A few days later, on July 12, Canada reported a seven-day average of 496 new cases, down from a high of 6,730 on April 17. On July 12, health officials across the country reported only 277 new cases, including 114 in Ontario, 52 in Québec and 30 in Alberta, where the majority of the in-person stamp shows still slated for this summer and fall will take place. Continue reading →

Stamp collectors may be able to return to the bourse as early as August, when the Gananoque Stamp Show is scheduled to take place in Ontario.

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Warning: Asian forgeries abound on eBay

A Hong Kong-based auction firm has been sounding the alarm to some of its clients about an increasing number of high-quality forgeries offered on eBay this year.

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Canadian flag catches U.S. collector’s interests

Born in the small border town of Derby Line, Vt., across from what’s now Stanstead, Qué., one U.S. collector is no stranger to Canada.

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Exhibitors must be RPSC members to represent Canada internationally

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) has decided against allowing some non-members to represent the country at international exhibitions.

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