Canada’s largest national-level accredited show is undergoing some changes, but that’s par for the course in this hobby. And after what’s being called a “tremendous success” at this year’s Orapex, event co-chair Peter MacDonald said the best is still to come. “Orapex is not at a dangerous crossroads nor is it in its dying days,” he said. “I am one who believes firmly that its best days are yet to come.” Continue reading →
Stamp collecting is rarely a world of absolutes; take for instance the subject of counterfeits, which we generally agree are bad. Counterfeits have been around almost as long as postage stamps. The first books on the matter were published in the 1860s, about 20 years after the first modern stamps were introduced. Back then, faking stamps was difficult because it required specialized skills and equipment.
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