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Volume 41 – #20

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Volume 41#20

January 24 – February 6, 2017

The 2016 Canadian UNESCO heritage sites consisted of five stamps, including Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta.

New definitives seemed eerily familiar

In a case of déjà-stamp – you thought you’d seen them before – the UNESCO set of five P-denominated 85-cent definitives released on Jan. 11 repeat the designs of the five larger-format 2014 commemoratives that feature photos of World Heritage Sites in Canada. They are: Canyon cliffs at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump, Alta.; the harbour at Lunenburg, N.S. and the Landscape of Grand Pré, N.S., on $1.20 stamps (Scott #2739a-41, 2739b-40 and 2739c-42); plus an evergreen forest at SGang Gwaay, B.C.; and the Rideau Canal beside Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on $2.50 stamps (SC #2739d-43, 2739e-44). The same photographs provided by Ward Isnor, François Gaudet, the Alberta government, Brodie Guy, and Tourism Ottawa were again used by Lime Design Inc. The Victoria, B.C. firm’s staff placed small red and white Maple Leaf flags in the bottom-left corners of the 2016 definitives, beside “CANADA” in red and white lettering, with the “P” symbol in black lettering within small white maple leaves to the right. Continue reading →

Features
Bramalea Stamp Club helps community members ‘find a hobby that fits’
Page 1
Entire 2017 stamp program to include hidden ‘Canada 150’ markers
Page 1
USPS expanding lineup of 2017 stamps
Page 17

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Hobby gets well-deserved national exposure

I received a pleasant “stamp” surprise while reading the newspapers at my in-laws over the Christmas holidays. It’s a morning routine to grab a cup of coffee and sit next to my father-in-law Tom as he hands over sections of the London Free Press and his hometown paper, the St. Thomas Times-Journal. Before I go on, I need to add that I worked as a reporter/editor at the Times-Journal (locally known as the T-J) in the late ’80s and early ’90s and it’s where I met my wife Karen. Whenever we’re home, I look forward to catching up on the local news. As Tom handed over the first few sections of the Free Press (he reads the sports section first!), I spent some time reading the first section consisting of local and national news. The next section I grabbed was “An Edition of NP” (National Post), eight pages covering national and international news. When I flipped over to page two I was so surprised by the content that I quickly flipped back to the cover page to confirm the article was indeed published in the National Post.

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By mwalsh
Columns
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Nordic catalogues cover all the bases
Page 8
John Regitko
Collector Recollections
Little-known sculptor’s work appears on billions of Canadian
Page 10

Gary Dickinson
First-day Covers
First-day covers mark two Calgary centennials
Page 11
Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Expertizing ups the enjoyment of Liberian philately
Page 14

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Swaziland might keep to itself, but its stamps are worth k
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Frank Tonge
Tonge in Cheek
Marine Building once a beacon for Vancouver-bound ships
Page 19
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Excitement, prices continue to rise for new kiosk stamps
Page 22

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