Volume 43 – #22

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Volume 43#22

February 19 – March 4, 2019

From left to right: Great-granddaughter Shawne Jackson-Troiano, her brother Jay Jackson and Lawrence Jackson, who's letter carrier Albert Jackson's only surviving grandson, attended the unveiling of a stamp depicting their ancestor.

Family cheers stamp honouring likely first Black Canadian letter carrier

Ahistoric Toronto building echoed with applause and music for the launch of a commemorative honouring a man “thought to be Canada’s first Black letter carrier,” the 10-stamp booklets note. Albert Calvin Jackson’s descendants and four Members of Parliament were among more than 300 people attending the 2019 Black History Month stamp, which was launched Jan. 24. Designed by Andrew Perro and illustrated by Ron Dollekamp, the Permanent commemorative was released the following day and shows Jackson in uniform while holding letters. “This is like a family reunion,” Canada Post communications vice-president Jo-Anne Polak said in her opening address. Continue reading →

Unissued stamps listed in catalogue draw collector’s ire
Page 1
Trajan’s national show returning this March
Page 1
Oxford club celebrates 70 years
Page 4
Lunar New Year stamps celebrate Canada’s diversity
Page 16

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Curling a popular game whose much-debated origins are lost i
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Walsh’s Newfoundland catalogue impressive
Page 8

Mike Smith
A primer for potential postcard collectors
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth this May
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Attention-grabbing ads offer context to covers
Page 22

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