Volume 40 – #16

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Volume 40#16

December 1 – December 14, 2015

Left to right: Galway, Garfield Portch and John Laraway review material on Canada’s airmail history during a 2015 presentation at a West Toronto Stamp Club meeting.

Specialist ‘digging up material’ on Canada’s airmail history

Dr. Robert Galway, a prominent aerophilatelist from Toronto, recently presented a lecture on the formative years of aviation in Canada and early history of airmail as part of the West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) discussion group program. Galway said he has spent the past four years “digging up material” on the topic of aviation and has learned a lot about the early history of Canadian airmail along the way. “This man is an expert on Canadian airmail and Canadian semi-official airmail in particular, and I’m going to learn a whole lot because I just don’t know enough about airmail in the Canadian context,” said Garfield Portch, a director with the WTSC and a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). This presentation – part of a two-part series with the finale coming next February – focused on civil aviation in Canada from 1909-24 while part two will detail Galway’s personal interest in aerophilatelic material. Continue reading →

Catalogue editor shares findings of scientific stamp studies
Page 1
East-end Toronto shows a ‘special’ treat
Page 4
Longley Auctions offering rare die proof, die essay set
Page 16

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
The show will go on

Trajan media is getting back into the show business. It’s been more than 11 years since Canadian Stamp News publisher Trajan sold The International Collectors’ Fair, a.k.a. TICF. Since then, our “show” presence has been that of exhibitor at many stamp and coin shows across Canada. This is about to change. We recently acquired the assets of the National Postage Stamp Show, organized for almost 30 years by the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association. The most recent one was held Nov. 6-8 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. The CSDA announced after its spring show that the non-profit organization would no longer host the show, which was bleeding money.

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Lewis Tauber
Off The Beaten Track
Pope Francis takes us to stamps of the Vatican
Page 3
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Snowmen come to life on commemoratives
Page 6

Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Thorough exhibit delves into Victorial Montreal
Page 8
Mike Smith
2015-16 postcard season begins with a bang
Page 10

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Frank Tonge
Tonge in Cheek
Zeppelin flights took plenty of guts
Page 22

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