Volume 39 – #26

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Volume 39#26

April 21 – May 4, 2015

Each of the Focus program’s 18 students produced two Valentine’s Day covers—one that was sent to the high school so the students could add it to their portfolio and another sent to a significant other.

Ottawa art students produce postal covers

Merivale High School is at it again. This Valentine’s Day, Canadian Stamp News received a lovely custom-made envelope – one of a series produced by Grade 11 students at Merivale High School in Ottawa. “Designing miniature works of art is a good challenge for my design students,” said Irving Osterer, the award-winning department head who oversees Merivale’s Fine Arts, Technical Education and Computer Science departments. He’s also the co-ordinator of the school’s Focus program, whose 18 students produced nearly 40 Valentine’s Day covers for their first project of semester two. Continue reading →

Finding and soaking used moderns
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Canada Post turns $194-million profit in 2014
Page 4
CSN receives additional Pansies misperf errors
Page 5

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
High school program inspiring

With Canada Post struggling to hang onto its traditional core mail delivery service, we should be inspired after reading this edition’s cover story on the Ottawa high school students who created postal covers for Valentine’s Day. As reported by CSN’s Jesse Robitaille, the Grade 11 students at Merivale High School participated in a classroom program that gave them a better appreciation of stamp collecting and the history and art behind the hobby.

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By mwalsh
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamps issued 50 years ago showcase shaggy beasts, rare bir
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Zanzibar adds spice to any Commonwealth collection
Page 8

Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
Lifelong collector sees power in knowledge
Page 14
Mike Smith
Toronto’s Young Bros. specialized in souvenir postcards
Page 17

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Socking a few more terms on the nose
Page 22

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