Volume 38#19

January 14 – January 27, 2014

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)

P stamps out, 63-cent stamps back in – for now

Following the withdrawal of permanent-rate P-marked stamps, Canada Post has returned to definitive stamps marked with the current-first class domestic rate of 63 cents. The new stamps were put into post offices within hours of Canada Post announcing a proposed domestic-rate increase to 85-cents per stamp, or $1 if stamps are purchased as singles. Continue reading →


Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Confusing days make for intriguing possibilities

Canada Post’s stand through all of this has been to point out that two-thirds of Canadians already don’t get home delivery so this is taking away a benefit unfairly given to some Canadians based solely on geography. Sort of similar to when residents of Toronto’s affluent Rosedale district were told that garbage collectors would no longer be walking up their driveways to pick up and return garbage cans, but that they would have to haul their trash to the curb like everyone else.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Stamp releases 2013: a year in review
Page 6
Kid Collectors II
Ways to determine your stamp heir
Page 9

Deltiology
Postcard gems from the Boer War
Page 11
Stamping Grounds
Rockwell painting hammered down for record $46 million
Page 14

New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Off The Beaten Track
Ceremony programs tell their story
Page 22

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