Volume 38 – #21

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Volume 38#21

February 11 – February 24, 2014

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.

Big money expected at first Brigham sale

“People will either want to be part of the story or ensure that they get what they want.” Some items come up so rarely that their acquisition can be considered a once in a lifetime chance. Verge said that while there are three known two-cent Large Queen’s on laid paper, the last time one sold in a public auction was more than 40 years ago. Continue reading →

Black History series highlights Africville, Hogan's Alley
Page 10

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Stamp changes are an 
inadvertent boon to collectors

On top of all of this, postal historians and postmark collectors will have their own challenges as more local cancels vanish in the name of centralized sorting. I am sure Canada Post was only thinking about the bottom line, but it looks like 2014 will be an interesting year for collectors.

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By Bret Evans
Stamping Grounds
1851 stampless cover sparks research into our postal history
Page 6
Off The Beaten Track
Keeping in touch, one heart to another
Page 8

Looking Back
Canadian stamp collectors need deep pockets if they aim ...
Page 14
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Philatelic Profile
Canadians keep Philips' mailbox full
Page 22

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