Volume 41 – #24

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Volume 41#24

March 21 – April 3, 2017

Lot 465 featured a well-centered block of eight 1897 eight-cent orange (Unitrade #72) on vertical wove paper. With original gum and never hinged, it sold for $4,000, compared to a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-plus.

Garcelon sale nets ‘strong’ bids

The Garcelon sale brings to a close a stamp story that started in 1932 when Ralph O. Garcelon, a collector who discovered he liked buying and selling stamps more than collecting them, opened up the Garcelon Stamp Company, in St. Stephen, N.B. At first he worked out of a room on the family farm, but by the 1950s the company had its own building and more than 60 employees. The company continued to grow, moving into a larger building in 1962. Much of Garcelon’s business was done in the United States. St. Stephen is a border town, and Garcelon used a post office box in Calais, Maine, to sell US stamps to customers. He was an aggressive advertiser, appearing in newspapers, magazines, and comic books all over North America. Continue reading →

CP stamp issues dropped 30% in 2016, but values up
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Special supplement inside for stamp and coin show
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Stamps marked George VI’s coronation 80 years ago
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CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Community outreach enhances club’s profile

I urge all stamp club members to read Frank Tonge’s story on the Penticton and District Stamp Club on page 19 of this issue of Canadian Stamp News. It’s a recipe for growing your club’s profile in the community. I often hear comments from stamp club members concerned about the longevity of their organizations. Clubs, such …

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By mwalsh
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Catalogue still an indispensable resource for Canada collect
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Seaway FDCs carry on joint issue theme
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Wartime air base cover makes for fascinating postal history
Page 14
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
U.S. Stamps
True rarity among later coil waste stamps
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Frank Tonge
Tonge in Cheek
B.C. club helping hospital extension come to fruition
Page 19

Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Expertizing certificate broadens perspective
Page 22

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