Volume 39 – #13

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Volume 39#13

October 21 – November 3, 2014

Elizabeth and Ian Kimmerly spent much of Sept. 27 meeting with old customers.

Kimmerly closes Ottawa store, but remains in the hobby

A philatelic landmark has disappeared from the nation’s capital, with the closing of Ian Kimmerly’s Ottawa stamp shop. For Kimmerly, the closing is both positive and negative. While he will miss the chance to deal with customers, he will also enjoy being able to focus more of his time on stamps. Continue reading →

The good, the bad, and the ugly pour forth from CSN’s mailbag
Page 1
Stamp to honour famous Wait for Me Daddy image
Page 4
Century-old steamship inspires stamp
Page 5

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Modern collectors are not just hunters and gatherers

Today, we take it for granted that stamps are supposed to be relevant to Canadian society. We even spend a fair amount of time thinking about relevance. While it often boils down to a personal opinion about what is relative, there are certain subjects which are pretty much guaranteed because they touch on our Canadian identity. Some of those subjects are easy. Nature, wild animals, the flag, national or provincial symbols are all pretty much beyond discussion. Modern Canadian celebrities are another easy choice, we’re all happy to claim great athletes and popular entertainers.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Quebec songwrter part of Millennium album
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Hobby’s literature has firm foundation
Page 8

Mike Smith
Canucks held their humour during the First World War
Page 10
Ian Robertson
News Bites
One of two Franklin Expedition ships found
Page 14

Randy Heimpel
Kid Collectors
Time to roll out children’s stamp club
Page 17
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Olympic semi-postals used infrequently as postage
Page 22

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