Volume 41 – #01

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Volume 41#01

May 3 – May 16, 2016

Several Canadian philatelists and dealers will be attending the once-in-a-decade World Stamp Show in New York, May 28 to June 4. Canadian Stamp News will be attending as well!

‘Mind-blowing’ World Stamp Show this May

By Jesse Robitaille It’s exciting news: the World Stamp Show NY2016 is right around the corner. Held under the patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie and sponsored by the American Philatelic Society, the highly anticipated, once-in-a-decade show is free to attend. Spread across 294,000 square feet of Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center, located at 655 W. 34th St., the eight-day show will see upwards of 300,000 philatelists; more than 200 dealers; 100-plus philatelic societies; and about 50 postal administrations from around the world come together to celebrate this great hobby between May 28 and June 4. “If you have never attended a World Stamp Show, you are in for a mind-blowing event,” said Ron E. Majors, co-editor of BNA Topics, the quarterly publication of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS). Continue reading →

Long-time CSN columnist retiring
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Inaugural show will host exhibition
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BNAPS to host four World Stamp Show seminars
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Thousands of exhibit frames at upcoming World Stamp Show
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Canadian societies looking for World Stamp Show NY2016 volunteers
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CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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‘Hodge-podge’ of stories at the root of my collection

I have to admit to having a fondness for special event and commemorative covers. Admittedly, that is a pretty broad field, since it covers everything from home grown commemoratives all the way to the official commemorative envelopes coming out of Canada Post. In fact the latter, while often ignored, deserve more attention than they get. At first, these sorts of issues weren’t all that common, but in recent years we have seen these covers come out with much more frequency.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Lack of portrait didn’t prevent Champlain stamp honours
Page 6
Michael Nowlan
Philatelic Bookshelf
Canadian FDC expert tackles George VI, explorers
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Dollard’s reputation was made during brutal battle
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Was stamp printer victim of backroom dealings, mismanagement
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Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
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