Volume 37#16

December 4 – December 17, 2012

Both an original booklet (left) and reprinted booklet (right) from Canada Post's recent Hanukkah issue sold for $134 at All Nations' Dec. 10 auction. (Photo by All Nations)

Envelope celebrates musical legacy of Canada’s Royal Conservatory

Canada Post has issued a commemorative envelope for the 125th anniversary of the Royal Conservatory (RC), one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world. As it grew to become one of the dominant musical institutions in Canada, so did its reputation for professional training, its national examination system, and its faculty of distinguished musicians. Over the years, some of Canada’s most famous musicians studied at the Royal Conservatory, including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, David Foster, Sarah McLachlan and Angela Hewitt. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Early airmail stamps trigger tales of adventure

Today, more than 40 years after man first walked on the moon, and when transatlantic flights are taken with a grain of salt, we have to strain to think about what it must have been like for those early adventurers. First off, they didn’t have autopilot, GPS, satellites, radar, and constant radio contact with the ground. They had compasses, clocks, basic instruments, and if they wanted to know exactly where they were, the navigator used a sextant. The engines were often unreliable and unproven, and even aircraft design was still partly an element of guesswork.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Commonwealth Communique
South Africa gets word out on its excellent stamps
Page 6
Looking Back
Four stamps for International Geological Congress had var...
Page 8

Off The Beaten Track
Philatelic ephemera bind Austria, Hungary
Page 10
Deltiology
Moncton publisher keeps it patriotic
Page 14

Philatelic Bookshelf
Yet another look at Canada’s Small Queens
Page 15
Stamping Grounds
Buried wartime bunkers yield forgotten postal relics
Page 16

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Topicals
Collectors keep jolly holiday spirit alive all year
Page 22

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