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Volume 41 – #12

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Volume 41#12

October 4 – October 17, 2016

One of the covers in a complete set of King George VI war effort stamps, with a block of four $1 destroyers and a warship cachet, sent by registered mail from Toronto terminal A.

Baron collection offers ‘great number of rarities’

For the first time in years, a seminal collection of first-day covers (FDCs) will go on the block when Eastern Auctions sells the Baron Collections on Oct. 28. Yohann Tanguay, of Eastern, said the collection was assembled over decades – as early as the late 1960s – and was then held and enjoyed by the family for many years before being consigned. “When you go through the binders, the comments were all put in using a typewriter,” Tanguay said. Melvin Baron was particularly interested in first-day covers. His collection formed the basis of a series of articles written with Stan Lum from 1977 to 1982. Continue reading →

Features
Big month, big year for Canada Post
Page 1
Canada Post must change business model, says task force
Page 1
Limited-edition OFDCs signed by Joan O’Malley offered at Royale
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Helping to restore the philatelic vision

By now you have read, or heard about, some of the suggestions from the task force looking into the long-term viability of Canada Post. What’s missing from the 102-page report is any real focus on philately. The closest the report gets to mentioning philately is the following reference in the executive summary: “Public opinion research focus groups indicate that even though Canadians recognize the ongoing shift to digital communications, they are emotionally attached to mail: personal letters, parcels from loved ones, greeting and holiday related cards are viewed with much affection, even nostalgia.”

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canadian stamps went to the opera 10 years ago
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Ships help tell the Pitcairn Islands’ tale
Page 8

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Postcards ever-more prominent at stamp shows
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Verified reception stamps re-transmit radio’s golden era
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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