Volume 38 – #05

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Volume 38#05

July 2 – July 15, 2013

Franklin at forefront of postal service tribute

In 1753, Franklin opened the first post office in Canada, in Halifax, to link the Atlantic colonies with Britain. Prior to 1753, Franklin had been postmaster of Philadelphia, before being promoted to joint deputy postmaster general for the British colonies. But eventually, Franklin’s involvement with the growing revolt against the British Empire made it necessary for him to leave his post. Continue reading →

Sale of Vancouver plant puts Canada Post in the black, for now
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CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Survival a priority, but what’s left to sell?

Like a once-great family now selling off family treasures to keep the wolf from the door, Canada Post will soon run out of real estate to unload. There are other post offices being closed, and a few million more to be made during the process, but I doubt that even this will be enough for Canada Post to end the year in the black, and before long there won’t be much left to sell. It would seem that the only options remain reductions in service, reductions in home delivery, more souvenir and collectible products, and increased rates.

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By Bret Evans
Looking Back
Hepburn seen through Karsh lens on Canadian stamp
Page 6
Focus on Collecting
Manitoba rich in history, resources
Page 8

Off The Beaten Track
Judaica Post offers universal topics for collectors
Page 10
Stamping Grounds
A plague of counterfeit U.K. stamps, even in Turkey
Page 14

U.S. Stamps
First World War economy felt in stamp paper
Page 17
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

First-day Covers
Charlottetown’s 200th anniversary as P.E.I. capital marked..
Page 22

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