Volume 39 – #21

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Volume 39#21

February 10 – February 23, 2015
Birchbark cover deemed most creative
Page 1
Google logo honours Canadian women’s rights advocate
Page 6
Fun themes motivate young collectors
Page 17

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
The most-hated question in stamp collecting

ne of the questions I hate is that old standby “what do you collect?” Usually, I hear it in conjunction with a coin or stamp event, so I have some context. In most cases the other person is curious about what the editor likes, but I have to admit it is a good way to strike up a conversation with a relative stranger. The reason that the question bugs me is that I can’t really answer, except by saying “stuff.”

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By Bret Evans
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Prolific ’76 Games stamps examined on cover
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
George VI definitive threw cachet makers for a loop
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Photographer immortalized Rockies on postcards
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
Bileski’s spirit conjures up difficulty collecting Armenia
Page 22

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