Volume 37#04

June 19 – July 2, 2012

The stamp depicts the Mekhitarist Congregation in Venice.

Canada Post presents haunting 2013 program

Canada Post’s 2013 stamp program runs the gamut, with everything from motorcycles to pets. At the end of May, Canada Post unveiled the program, although in some cases details were somewhat sketchy. “The diversity of Canada is reflected in this year’s stamp program, offering a stamp every Canadian can identify with, whether it is history or rock and roll,” said Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher, who is also the minister responsible for Canada Post. Continue reading →

Features
War of 1812 makes for fascinating stamp fodder
Page 8

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
More of the same… or is it?

Frankly, I wondered if we would see similar changes in the regular stamp lineup. The truth is, stamp programs have some flexibility, but the 2013 issues were well on the road to being settled months ago. What I do see are a couple of interesting issues such as motorcycles and ghost stories, which seem a bit out of the ordinary. But on a second look, they are not that much different from issues such as Canadian motor vehicles, and the spooky stamp month issue of some 15 or more years ago. The truth is, this stamp program, with the exception of some as-yet-undefined special effects, is not that different from those of past years.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Focus On Collecting
Few stamps issued to mark the last battle on Canadian soil
Page 6
Looking Back
Poet and globe-hopping traveller invented wood pulp paper...
Page 10

Philatelic Profile
Passion becomes vocation for Victoria painter
Page 14
Stamping Grounds
Confucius: China’s greatest philosopher, teacher, poet and..
Page 16

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Topicals
Rotary on Stamps group highlights global humanitarian ser...
Page 22

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