Volume 38 – #13

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Volume 38#13

October 22 – November 5, 2013

Crafty stamp designs 
signal impending holiday

“It is always a challenge to come up with fresh ideas for Christmas, because there is a certain set of images that say ‘Christmas’ to Canadians – and that’s it,” he said. “But the interesting work happens when we take those traditional images and depict them in a way that is fresh and new – using different media or a different approach.” Designer Helene L’Hereux based her works on actual pieces of embroidery. Continue reading →

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 23
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 21
Collectors and collections evolve with the postal system

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association convention, held in Toronto. For me, one of the best parts of getting to a stamp event is that it gives me the chance to spend time talking to stamp collectors. A publication such as Canadian Stamp News is unique in that the readers are defined by interest, not by geography, so being able to chat with my readers is always a rare pleasure. Sometimes shows or sales seem to have themes, something has recently happened or is about to happen, or there is a hot item on the bourse floor. In this case, the message seemed to be about the fun of collecting.

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By Bret Evans
Looking Back
First provincial park preserves wilderness beauty
Page 6
Commonwealth Communiqué
Australia pulls out all the stops for international show an
Page 10

Sandafayre excels at customer service
Page 11
Focus on Collecting
Ontario an eclectic mix of people, places, industries
Page 12

Off the beaten track
Dracula’s many sinister forms include stamp designs
Page 16
Stamping Grounds
Recent Canadian ‘kiosk’ stamps scarce, and costly
Page 20

New Issues
From around the world
Page 22
Uncle Pete’s Patterings
Detecting U.S. coil counterfeits
Page 26

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