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Volume 39 – #25

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Volume 39#25

April 7 – April 20, 2015

An error has moved the perforations slightly to the right and up (towards the series name and description) about one-quarter of the size of the stamp itself. Four such sheets were found by a dealer.

Quebec dealership discovers misperf error on new Pansies souvenir sheet

By Jesse Robitaille A Quebec stamp dealer recently discovered dramatic perforation errors on four of Canada Post’s new Pansies souvenir sheets. The misperfs, found by Michelle Levesque, co-owner of Zimo Stamp Co., left a large blank space above the blossoms on the two se-tenant commemoratives, with “Canada,” the “P” symbol (for Permanent Postage) and the lower petals on the face of each sheet. The perforations were also shifted slightly to the right. Continue reading →

Features
Brigham Admirals sell above estimates
Page 1
Canada Post to give $1.2 million to initiatives benefitting Canadian children
Page 4
Mauritius ‘Post Office’ printing plate at London 2015 Europhilex
Page 12
Bletchley Park Post Office to close
Page 13
Bigger is better for CSDA’s national shows
Page 20
Brigham has mixed emotions about selling his collections
Page 1

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 17
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
Editorial
Knowledge, perseverance and luck drive ‘the hunt’

s issue’s cover story on the discovery of dramatic perforation errors on the new Pansies souvenir sheets reminds us what this hobby is about: the hunt. Yes, we all collect for various reasons, but the common denominator all collectors share is the drive to hunt. Without it, what would fuel our passion to have the best for our collection?

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
A postmark by any other name
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Ireland’s GPO marks 200 years in dramatic fashion
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-day covers
Explorer Mackenzie was Canada’s first hippie
Page 10
Randy Heimpel
Kid Collector
Hobby offers kids fun geography lessons
Page 12

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 16
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada acquires huge Malak Karsh photo collection
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
RPSC president prepares for fourth and final term
Page 26
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