Volume 40 – #03

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Volume 40#03

June 2 – June 15, 2015

Dr. Sam Chiu, an accredited judge of more than a decade, will be acting as chief judge and chair of the jury at Orapex this April 30-May 1.

The ‘very popular’ Orapex facing changes

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 →

There’s no graying out of this researcher’s legacy
Page 1
Impressive exhibiting recognized with two Grand Awards
Page 3
Cinderella field guide grows exponentially
Page 9

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
For better or worse, hobby will never shake fakes

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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By Bret Evans
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Cirque du Soleil sold to U.S. investors
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
New book titles plant philatelic seeds
Page 8

Mike Smith
Superb quality evident in new year postcards
Page 10
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
ourth generation of dealers nips at dad’s heels
Page 11

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Boca Raton bookstore turns up Herst treasures
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Prop stamps range from imitations to fantasies
Page 22

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