Volume 40 – #18

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Volume 40#18

December 29 – January 11, 2016

It was while serving in the Israel Defense Forces that Isidore ‘Issie’ Baum began his 60-plus years of philatelic adventures.

Soldier’s war stories evolves around stamps

By Jesse Robitaille Isidore “Issie” Baum has lived in Montreal for many of his 73 years, but his influence as a stamp dealer, community leader and family patriarch stretches across time and space. When Baum was 20-years-old, he moved to Israel, where he joined a kibbutz before eventually meeting his future wife, Zila, and fighting in the Six-Day War. It was 1967, and he was serving in the Israel Defense Forces as an infantry soldier and radio specialist. Continue reading →

Canada’s 2015 stamps in review
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Rare 12-Pence Black sells for $72,500 US
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Endurance Expedition, Shakespeare among Britain’s 2016 stamp releases
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CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Your feedback will help forge a better CSN

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Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Small 2015 definitives feature attractive photos taken acros
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Randy Heimpel
Wisdom from 1929 still resonates
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Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Overseas Mailers produced many Canadian covers
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Mike Smith
Christmas postcards once very popular
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Despite investment market woes, collector interest remains h
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Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
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Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Surprise stamp show finds contain patriotic zeal
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