Volume 40 – #10

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Volume 40#10

September 8 – September 21, 2015

This Permanent-rate stamp (Scott #2518) was issued in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

New longest-reigning Queen prominent on Canadian stamps

She’s arguably the most well recognized woman of the modern world, much of which she has ruled – at least symbolically – since 1952, when she first ascended to the throne. Over the past 63-plus years, she has been – at one time or another – the ruler of 40 independent nations. She’s already Britain’s longest-lived monarch, and at 89-years-old, she’s also the world’s oldest. And if she’s still reigning on Sept. 9, she’ll become Britain’s longest-reigning head of state. Continue reading →

BNAPS study groups a boon for hobby
Page 1
1880s stamp and coin journal offers window into hobby’s past
Page 1
A world of interest in military postal history
Page 4

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Stamp collecting has many faces

Many people picture stamp collectors as old men, often socially challenged, sitting alone with their stamps. The hobby often tries to counter that vision with such exciting appeals as “stamp collecting is educational.” True, perhaps, but not rather exciting. The other approach is to try and make stamp collecting glamorous, with tales of the great values of rare stamps. That has been easy in recent years, with a lot of really wonderful sales and some of the greatest rarities in the hobby hitting the market.

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By Bret Evans
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Dolls dress up set issued quarter-century ago
Page 6
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
FDCs plentiful for quasi-airmail stamp
Page 10

Lewis Tauber
Off the beaten track
Beautiful Bonaire reflected on postage
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Plenty of recalled stamps changing hands through eBay
Page 22

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