Volume 43 – #24

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Volume 43#24

March 19 – April 1, 2019

Paul Grimm chaired the most recent Squared Circle Study Group meeting in Québec last September.

Update coming to squared circle handbook

Originating in Great Britain in 1879, the 140-year-old squared circle cancellation is the main focus of one the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) study groups. The group’s latest venture, which was unanimously agreed upon at its most recent meeting, is updating the 18-year-old fifth edition of The Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. The 329-page handbook was edited by the late Jack Gordon, who also served as the group’s chairman and newsletter editor before his death in 2013. “I remember my first introduction to squared circles was a book,” said study group member William Radcliffe, who’s also the vice-president of BNAPS’ more than 20 active study groups. “The more information you get out, the more collectors you can get interested in your hobby.” Continue reading →

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David Piercey
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Ian Robertson
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Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
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Robin Harris
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Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
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