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Volume 40 – #23

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Volume 40#23

March 8 – March 21, 2016

David Piercy’s popular columns on exhibiting are now available on the RPSC’s website, www.rpsc.org.

‘Let’s Talk Exhibiting’ columns now available to all philatelists

Philatelic exhibitors and anyone thinking about becoming involved in the fascinating world of exhibiting now have full access to a treasure of helpful columns written by well-known philatelist, exhibitor and judge David Piercy. Thanks to the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), a series of columns written by Piercy is now available for free on the society’s website. The columns, which were only available exclusively to RPSC members through The Canadian Philatelist, are written under the header, “Let’s Talk Exhibiting.” “Personally, I believe the columns will be of great assistance to exhibitors, experienced or not, looking to better their exhibits,” says the RPSC’s executive manager, Robert Timberg. “Our hope is that they will also show collectors who have never exhibited that preparing an exhibit is not complicated, and can be a lot of fun to boot.” Continue reading →

Features
Annual flower issue features hydrangeas
Page 1
Report recommends new pricing models for Canada Post
Page 1
Halifax postmaster contributed much to hobby
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
A virtual Canadian philatelic club?

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years over the future of philatelic clubs, societies and associations. We have seen some clubs fold, others near the brink of extinction due to a lack of volunteers, and then there are clubs that are very active. A recent survey by Canadian Stamp News certainly suggests there is opportunity for growth. We asked, “Do you belong to a stamp club in Canada?” Of the 67 per cent of respondents who answered the question, a total of 122 (40 per cent) said yes. The remaining 183 (60 per cent) said no. Wow, what a surprise. Think about it…almost two-thirds of the collectors who responded are not members of a stamp club.

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Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Ill-fated French explorer claimed Louisiana for his king
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Small successes continue for SEPAC countries
Page 8

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Interesting characters spice up postcard collection
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Proposed stamp would honour Toronto’s first black postman
Page 14

Frank Tonge
Tonge in Cheek
Picture postage helps B.C. railway mark centenary
Page 16
Robin Harris
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From around the world
Page 18

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