Volume 44 – #04

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Volume 44#04

June 11 – June 24, 2019

An 1870 Large Queen cover paying 10 times the domestic rate is expected to bring $1,500 as Lot 1595 of the Royal Auction on June 21.

Maresch bringing auction action back to Royal Convention

For the first time in years, an auction will be held this June at the annual convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC).It will be R. Maresch and Son Auctions’ third sale at a show, its previous two being the Capex shows in 1987 and 1996, according to auctioneer Peter Maresch, the grandson of philatelic collector and dealer Richard Maresch. The elder Maresch was a collector since 1904 before establishing the business in Vienna, Austria, in 1924. His son, Bill Maresch – Peter’s father – joined in on the business in the ’50s before entering the auction business in 1957.“It’s been a while – we haven’t done any shows for quite a while – but we’re starting to get back to it,” said the younger Maresch, who was about 10 years old when he began collecting stamps under the guidance of his father. Continue reading →

Features
Unique ‘Martinsyde’ cover highlights third Highlands Collection sale
Page 1
Canada’s endangered turtles on latest issue
Page 4
Award-winning exhibitor to speak at Royal breakfast
Page 9
Organizers ‘really excited’ for Royal 2019 in GTA
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
Columns
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Admiral colours, shades revisited in updated guide
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Prices rise as Australian collectors take new look at Norfol
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Newfoundland explorer had life-long love for Arctic
Page 10
Randy Heimpel
StampNet
ATA website opens door to wide world of topicals
Page 13

Ian Robertson
News Bites
First emperor of Japan to abdicate in two centuries leaves t
Page 20
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 22

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
UPU centenary commemorated by two Canadian stamps, many FDc
Page 26

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