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Volume 40 – #01

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Volume 40#01

May 5 – May 18, 2015

Queen Victoria stamps: The genuine 1870 Queen Victoria 4.5d stamp, left, (Scott 10) was engraved, making the Queen’s image appear sharper. The forged stamp, right, is a poor lithograph version of the portrait, causing the image to appear fuzzy.

Disingenuous stamps (counterfeits, forgeries and fakes – oh my!)

It’s considered one of the most challenging aspects of philately, and with copious amounts of forged, faked, and counterfeit material on the market today, it’s vital for collectors to understand what they’re dealing with. As usual, the first step is knowledge. Luckily for collectors, the hobby is filled with knowledgeable people who are more than willing to help. Continue reading →

Features
‘Dinos of Canada’ reborn on new stamps
Page 1
How Canada’s privacy laws affect modern postal history
Page 1
Canada Post says Love Your Pet
Page 4
London, Ont. to host Canada’s top stamp show
Page 14
Inverted Jennies sold at two separate auctions
Page 15
Philatelic author asking for scans of locally used Pan Am material
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Your feedback helps generate CSN content

One of the reasons I enjoy speaking at stamp club meetings is the feedback I receive from members on what they would like to read more of in Canadian Stamp News.... Several excellent questions were asked about our history, distribution and content. Feedback on our content always piques my interest as it’s our stories, the columns and other features that drive our readership that fuels our advertising. This is usually when I ask for a show of hands of members who subscribe to CSN.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Toronto’s ‘rocket’ took its time arriving
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Canadian flag cancels a popular collecting area
Page 8

Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
Teacher leaving lasting ‘stamp’ on students
Page 10
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Early explorers of Canada captured on covers
Page 11

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Barbados to drop monarchy next year
Page 22

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