Volume 44 – #03

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Volume 44#03

May 28 – June 10, 2019

Bagpiper and Vietnam War veteran Vance McDougall kicks off Orapex 2019 with the sound of music as the doors open on May 4 of the two-day show.

Orapex unimpeded by record flooding

It was a bright and sunny weekend in Ottawa following a week of record flooding, and with the water receding, it was collectors who began flowing uncontrollably into the city – in search of stamps.The philatelic festivities at the 2019 Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic Exhibition (Orapex) kicked off on May 4, one day after the Ottawa River reached its peak amid record flooding in the capital city. Days earlier, organizers reaffirmed it would “have zero impact on Orapex,” which is held about six kilometres south of Parliament Hill.“The Ottawa River is a totally different story,” said Doug Lingard, member of the Orapex 2019 organizing committee, on May 1. Continue reading →

Features
Vancouver Asahi baseball stamp explores ‘dark time’ in Canadian history
Page 1
Batman, Wonder Woman stamps set path for philately’s future
Page 4
Leigh wins second Grand Award for Western District postal history exhibit
Page 10
Kapex 2019 sees 68 frames ‘of excellent-calibre exhibits’
Page 19

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Another rare Second World War bomber being restored
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Insurgent stamps from Cuban War of Independence lavishly ill
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Correspondence, photos, trial printing plate of stamp that
Page 12
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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