Volume 43 – #26

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Volume 43#26

April 16 – April 29, 2019

More than 1,100 people came through the doors of the Spring 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show on March 23-24. It was a record attendance for the biannual show, the first of which was held in May 2016.

World of philately awakens as harbinger ‘National Show’ draws 1,100-plus to Mississauga

A sure sign of spring’s arrival, the hobby season began to bloom this March as the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show opened its doors in Mississauga.On March 23-24, more than 1,100 show-goers, about 50 dealers and dozens of competing exhibitors returned to Hilton Mississauga’s 9,000-square-foot Graydon Hall for what was the largest gathering since the show began in 2016.“It’s always one of the best spring shows, and it’s a great way to start the season,” said dealer Stephan Bilodeau, owner of Canadian-Stamps, who has attended all seven shows since the first in May 2016, about six months after Trajan Publishing acquired the rights to the former “National Postage Stamp Show” from the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association. Continue reading →

Features
Snelson wins again, this time with British airmail, at annual NTSC Exhibition
Page 1
‘Canadians in Flight’ issue honours pilots, designers, aircraft
Page 1
Exhibit reveals unique chemistry of the war-time Admiral
Page 19

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Two stamps feature modernist-style paintings by Québec-born
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Japanese-Canadian internment explored in BNAPS book
Page 8

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Postcard Memories Show another home run
Page 10
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Two ‘Great Canadian Comedians’ in U.S. news, including one’s
Page 14

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Former lawyer turned collector, Don’s Classic Stamps has i
Page 16
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Too early to report death of Christmas cards, postcards
Page 17

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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