Volume 38 – #14

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Volume 38#14

November 5 – November 18, 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.

Royal baby boy bounces onto Canadian stamp

“The concept was already approved and almost finalized by the time we got the official photo. Taken in a natural setting, it needed only a few touch-ups to correct the back-lighting.” Even then, the design had to be sent to Buckingham for final approval before any files could be sent to the printer. Continue reading →

Kiosks a failure for post office, but a hit with collectors
Page 9

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Position on ‘reverted’ Jenny depends on perspective

The commemorative stamps with the Jenny right way up are not an error the way the inverted stamp was, they are an intentional variety created to invoke a treasure hunt mentality among collectors and members of the public.

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By Bret Evans
Looking Back
Uh, oh, Canada: Anthem opponents at it again
Page 6
Philatelic Bookshelf
A look at Canada's international mail in the 19th century
Page 8

Off The Beaten Track
Three small covers raise big questions
Page 10
Stamping Grounds
Modern error stamps are worth the hunt
Page 14

Commonwealth Communique
European games stamps offer another chance to think small
Page 17
New Issues
From the world
Page 18

Philatelic Profile
Pint-sized artist sails away with stamp contest win
Page 22

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