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Volume 40 – #02

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Volume 40#02

May 19 – June 1, 2015

This booklet of six stamps (Scott #2701) from the 2014 Year of the Horse issue has a profound missing colour error that omits the gold horse – a prominent part of the stamp’s design.

Saskatoon stamp dealer acquires three ‘very interesting’ varieties

Three newly discovered Canadian errors have made their way out to Saskatoon. Acquired by John Jamieson, philatelic expert and owner of Saskatoon Stamp Centre, the three varieties will likely be sold some time before the end of the year. “They came out of B.C.,” said Jamieson about the errors, “and they’re very interesting.” Continue reading →

Features
Canadian soccer stars featured on stamp
Page 1
2015 Royal Convention, Canada Post commemorate In Flanders Fields
Page 1
Stamp issue offers window into wartime Canada
Page 8
RPSC election most interesting of recent years
Page 10
NTSC exhibits a treat to see and explore
Page 11
In Flanders Fields was era’s most popular poem
Page 13

Regulars
CS Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 23
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
Editorial
Stamp clubs represent a reinvigorated hobby’s pulse

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada has good reason to feel optimistic about its future and the state of the stamp hobby. As you will read in this edition, for the first time in nine years there’s going to be an election – instead of acclamations – for positions on the board of directors. This …

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Soldiers again guard war memorial, with police backup
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Tour of note awaits visitors to U.S. capital
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
Retirement sends philatelist deeper into ‘social hobby’
Page 22

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Stamps fake and real have starred on the big screen
Page 26
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