Volume 39 – #15

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Volume 39#15

November 18 – December 1, 2014

Quebec conference delegates are featured in the photo on the first-day cover honouring the founding of Canada.

Tracing national roots with a stop in Quebec

Canada Post’s tribute to the path of Confederation continues, with a commemorative envelope to celebrate the Quebec Conference. Along with the Charlottetown Conference envelope issued this past September, it continues the story of the first steps in the foundation of our country, through archival photographs, art and documents. The envelope showcases a photograph of the conference delegates present at the Quebec Conference. “On Oct. 10, we celebrate the 1864 Quebec Conference, reliving a key moment in the creation of Canada,” says Jim Phillips, director of Stamp Services at Canada Post. Continue reading →

Second example of great rarity sells in Nova Scotia auction
Page 1
Holiday postage stamps celebrate Santa and tradition
Page 4
U.S. collector not amused by Canadian comedian stamps
Page 1

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Private postal delivery may become commonplace

Canada Post is committed to a plan that will see, among other things, the elimination of door-to-door delivery across Canada. I’m not taking sides on postal transformation, but I figure that the corporation has done a good job of getting support from the government, and with the current government’s combination of a top-down approach, and a clear majority, the handwriting is on the wall. My speculation is centred on the future of delivery.

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By Bret Evans
Mike Smith
Canadian Highlanders a potent force during First World War
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Canada launched its OFDC business with maple leaves
Page 10

Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Hobby’s literature has firm foundation
Page 11
Philatelic Profile
Bumps in the night inspire illustrator
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Charlottetown was hopping in 1964
Page 22

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