Stamp collecting is so much more than child’s play

“An adult would never waste his time collecting stamps.” At least that was the feeling during the days when Franklin Delano Roosevelt began collecting stamps as an eight-year-old. “At the time, collecting was thought to be a child’s hobby,” says Anthony Musso, author of FDR and the Post Office, a historical account of Roosevelt’s devotion to stamps and the post office. The author describes how FDR’s mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, introduced the hobby to her son, whom years later would become the longest serving president of the United States. Continue reading →

Stamps helped future ‘Beatle’ imagine

ily and among the “must-sees” on our list was Strawberry Fields, a 2.5-acre landscaped section in New York City’s Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of legendary Beatle John Lennon. It is also named after the Beatles’ song Strawberry Fields Forever, written by Lennon. Continue reading →

Your feedback helps generate CSN content

One of the reasons I enjoy speaking at stamp club meetings is the feedback I receive from members on what they would like to read more of in Canadian Stamp News.... Several excellent questions were asked about our history, distribution and content. Feedback on our content always piques my interest as it’s our stories, the columns and other features that drive our readership that fuels our advertising. This is usually when I ask for a show of hands of members who subscribe to CSN. Continue reading →

High school program inspiring

With Canada Post struggling to hang onto its traditional core mail delivery service, we should be inspired after reading this edition’s cover story on the Ottawa high school students who created postal covers for Valentine’s Day. As reported by CSN’s Jesse Robitaille, the Grade 11 students at Merivale High School participated in a classroom program that gave them a better appreciation of stamp collecting and the history and art behind the hobby. Continue reading →

Knowledge, perseverance and luck drive ‘the hunt’

s issue’s cover story on the discovery of dramatic perforation errors on the new Pansies souvenir sheets reminds us what this hobby is about: the hunt. Yes, we all collect for various reasons, but the common denominator all collectors share is the drive to hunt. Without it, what would fuel our passion to have the best for our collection? Continue reading →

Stamp clubs represent the future

I left a recent meeting of the West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) with stronger optimism about stamp collecting in Canada. The WTSC was my first club visit as a representative of Canadian Stamp News. As guest speaker, I was given free rein on the topics. I focused on the behind-the-scenes production of CSN as well as our future direction and how I want CSN to partner with stamp clubs to help sustain and grow our hobby community. Continue reading →

Shows are great for the business

There’s no business like show business... While this popular phrase is borrowed from the 1954 movie of the same name and the famous song in the stage musical, Annie Get Your Gun, given it’s “awards season” in the ‘show’ business, I think it’s also timely to shine the light on stamp shows. Since joining the Trajan team, I have been making a concerted effort to attend as many stamp and coin shows as possible, and, I have become a fan of the shows for many good reasons. Continue reading →

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