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Volume 40 – #11

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Volume 40#11

September 22 – October 5, 2015
Features
Canada Post issues replacement for recalled UNESCO stamp
Page 1
Self-adhesives here to stay: Canada Post
Page 4
Parts six, seven of Brigham sale this month
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
There’s a lot of sharing in this hobby

You’re all a bunch of amateurs (French for “lovers of”), although I must admit I’ve never met as professional a bunch as you. This notion of professionalism – doing business ethically, morally and courteously – is widespread in philately. And while some hobbyists might eventually become true “professionals” in every sense of the word, all true hobbyists live out their existence as amateurs regardless of the amount of money being earned. When you love the “art and science of philately” and begin taking this hobby seriously – as most of you certainly do – you inevitably become better at what you’re doing and begin specializing, and even commercializing, your activities. Suddenly, by acquiring and selling material, attending shows and joining associations, you’ve become more of a professional than a hobbyist, although the passionate amateur remains, steadfast as ever. Only when you’re an “amateur” can you truly become pro.

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By Jesse
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Folklore stamps feature creatures with Canadian tales
Page 6
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Profile
No stopping now for PhilaJournal editor
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Terms of philatelic endearment, from Admirals to wing margi
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Israeli stamps offer nearly 70 years of history
Page 22
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