Volume 39 – #24

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Volume 39#24

March 24 – April 6, 2015

Stamp clubs like the West Toronto Stamp Club have been providing Canadian collectors with knowledge and friendship since the early 1900s.

Stamp clubs offer rewarding benefits

If you’re serious about stamps, then joining a club will allow you to get the most out of your hobby. Since 1840, when the first public postage stamps were issued in Great Britain, people around the world have been collecting stamps. The Penny Black – recognized as the world’s first public postage stamp – was printed more than 68 million times and is still readily available on the market. Soon after the Penny Black’s initial issue and with thousands of new collectors scattered across Europe and North America, the first stamp dealers began the search for new material. Continue reading →

Rare Newfoundland one-shilling stamp realizes $13,000
Page 1
1854 letter from HBC trader sells for $3,850
Page 17
West Toronto Stamp Club marks 80 years and still going strong
Page 22

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Stamp clubs represent the future

I left a recent meeting of the West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) with stronger optimism about stamp collecting in Canada. The WTSC was my first club visit as a representative of Canadian Stamp News. As guest speaker, I was given free rein on the topics. I focused on the behind-the-scenes production of CSN as well as our future direction and how I want CSN to partner with stamp clubs to help sustain and grow our hobby community.

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By mwalsh
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Macdonald’s detractors dogged him beyond death
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Ascension offers perfect canvas for the faraway island coll
Page 8

Philatelic Profile
Absence makes this artist grow fonder
Page 10
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Hidden Cézanne sketches surface after 90 years
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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