‘Mind-blowing’ World Stamp Show this May

Several Canadian philatelists and dealers will be attending the once-in-a-decade World Stamp Show in New York, May 28 to June 4. Canadian Stamp News will be attending as well!

By Jesse Robitaille It’s exciting news: the World Stamp Show NY2016 is right around the corner. Held under the patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie and sponsored by the American Philatelic Society, the highly anticipated, once-in-a-decade show is free to attend. Spread across 294,000 square feet of Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center, located at 655 W. 34th St., the eight-day show will see upwards of 300,000 philatelists; more than 200 dealers; 100-plus philatelic societies; and about 50 postal administrations from around the world come together to celebrate this great hobby between May 28 and June 4. “If you have never attended a World Stamp Show, you are in for a mind-blowing event,” said Ron E. Majors, co-editor of BNA Topics, the quarterly publication of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS). Continue reading →

‘Hodge-podge’ of stories at the root of my collection

Columnist Bret Evans said he has a fondness for commemorative covers, such as the one pictured above.

I have to admit to having a fondness for special event and commemorative covers. Admittedly, that is a pretty broad field, since it covers everything from home grown commemoratives all the way to the official commemorative envelopes coming out of Canada Post. In fact the latter, while often ignored, deserve more attention than they get. At first, these sorts of issues weren’t all that common, but in recent years we have seen these covers come out with much more frequency. Continue reading →

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