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Volume 38 – #20

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Volume 38#20

January 28 – February 10, 2014

A mint block of nine five-cent vermilion stamps – one of only three comparable five-cent beaver multiples – brought $16,000 at the June 8-9 sale.

Perforations missing on some Superman booklets

For these error booklets to have made it to McAndless, they would have had to pass unnoticed by at least three workers. It is that improbability that makes error stamps hard to find and attractive to collectors. 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
Not just another War of 1812 tribute

The United States Postal Service and Buffalo Fire Department are remembering that fateful night of Dec. 30, 1813, when a mixed force of around 1,400 British regulars, Canadian militia, and native warriors crossed over the river near Niagara. They landed at a place called Black Rock, dispersed a larger force of Americans, and chased them to Buffalo. Once there, our boys showed their class by burning down all but four buildings, and destroying the navy yard and four armed vessels. They returned home through Black Rock, pausing only to set fire to that place as well.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Carolyn Mullin
Stamping Grounds
Flag's architect also founder of Order of Canada
Page 6
Carolyn Mullin
Uncle Pete's Patterings
1869s not popular at time of issue
Page 8

Carolyn Mullin
Commonwealth Communique
Modern covers a fertile ground for Commonwealth enthusiasts
Page 9
Carolyn Mullin
Off The Beaten Track
Official souvenir postcards tell the story of the Columbi...
Page 10

Carolyn Mullin
Looking Back
Flower power, art, and military history on 2013 stamps
Page 14
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Carolyn Mullin
Philatelic Bookshelf
Exploring Boer War's postal history, perforation changes...
Page 22
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