Volume 42 – #23

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Volume 42#23

March 6 – March 19, 2018

Philatelic fake and forgery expert Ken Pugh is warning philatelists against marking their stamps with the word ‘fake,’ regardless of their personal opinion about the material.

Never mark a stamp as ‘fake,’ says Canada’s top forgery expert

“NEVER mark on the back of a stamp ‘FAKE’. This is a requirement by eBay for sellers that even ‘might’ believe their item is a fake. Problem is that sellers very often cannot tell if their item is a fake or not. They often do not have the specialized knowledge that would make them 100% sure,” reads Pugh’s post, which can be found at at facebook.com/groups/CollectingCanadianStamps. Continue reading →

Some names on postmarks seem all too familiar
Page 1
Nice grouping of Canadian stamps in upcoming Kelleher auction
Page 11
Edmonton Stamp Club reaching out to expand National Show
Page 16
Carfentanil ‘stamps’ found in Québec
Page 23

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Innovative ideas kept the shop hopping
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada’s first dominion stamps mark their sesquicentennial
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Researcher digs deep for details on Canadian POW mail
Page 8
Mike Smith
Rumsey & Co. published collectibles postcards for decades
Page 10

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
A small look at large revenues
Page 22

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