Volume 39 – #09

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Volume 39#09

August 26 – September 8, 2014

A letter mailed in 1916 from France by Flight Lieutenant Michael Silley shows a censor mark. A stamp applied by the post office after the letter arrived in Canada partially covers the mark and has a Toronto cancel with slogan.

OTD: Canadian post offices take to battlefield

On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain entered into the conflict today known as the First World War. At that time, Canada did not conduct its own foreign policy and found itself also at war. The next day, the Canadian government determined that it would raise a Canadian Expeditionary Force at its own cost, to serve in Europe alongside British and allied troops. For the Canadian military, this represented a problem because the tiny permanent army was not up to the task. Rather than mobilize the militia, it was decided to raise a separate force, using numbered battalions made up of active militia and civilian and veteran volunteers. Continue reading →

John A., Women’s World Cup highlight 2015 stamp program
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Canada Post cover honours Hull regiment
Page 5
Bird art took wing on popular stamps
Page 6

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Philatelic Bookshelf
Dickinson whips up royal first-day cover feast
Page 8
Commonwealth Communiqué
Global new issue purchases becoming easier and cheaper
Page 9

First-Day Covers
Niagara-on-the-Lake mayor steered 1955 Scouts cover
Page 10
Collecting 101
Stamps make for healthier, more fulfilling life
Page 11

News Bites
Mechanics pay tribute to man who built Wright Brothers’ en
Page 14
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Off the Beaten Track
Expertization all the difference with Liberian stamps
Page 22

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