Volume 38 – #03

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Volume 38#03

June 4 – June 17, 2013

Inspired by one of the many occupations of Ira Hicks, the man who built the mansion in 1848, the Pampered Postmaster pays homage to Mr. Hicks’ service as postmaster for the Roxbury/Stratton area for many years and his post office/general store at the top of the waterfall.

Stamp highlights Queen’s Canadian connections

“Queen Elizabeth’s dedication to her role and her relationship with this country make this stamp a fitting tribute,” said Paul Calandra, member of Parliament for the Oak Ridges-Markham riding in southern Ontario, and parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian Heritage. “The diamond anniversary of her coronation is an occasion deserving of a special issue and the painting by Canadian artist Phil Richards offers a beautiful depiction of this remarkable monarch,” said Deepak Chopra, president and CEO of Canada Post. Although Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne in February 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI, her coronation did not take place until June 2, 1953. Continue reading →

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Canada Post cuts will affect hobby, but collectors have a voice

The new forum is an effort by Canada Post to seek the views of average Canadians on how to transform the business in order to meet their current and future needs. Those average Canadians include members of the stamp-collecting community. You can participate in two ways. You can submit your comments on the Canada Post website (www.canadapost.ca) and click on “The Future of Canada Post,” or you can write to The Future of Canada Post, 2701 Riverside Dr., Suite N0800, Ottawa, ON K1A 0B1. Future generations of postal historians will be studying this time closely. It would be a shame if they concluded that the present generation of collectors didn’t speak their minds.

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By Bret Evans
Collecting 101
Knowledge key in deciphering U.S. Bank Note issues
Page 6
Focus on Collecting
Issues varied as Vietnam separated, united again
Page 7

Looking Back
Caribou blazed a trail across the Rock
Page 8
On the lookout for GM’s 1931 Oldsmobile cards
Page 10

Stamping Grounds
Pen cancels legitimate a century ago, considered ruinous ...
Page 14
Off The Beaten Track
Peter Max brings psychedelic art to your stamps
Page 17

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Philatelic Profile
Open road beckons, inspires designer
Page 22

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