Volume 44 – #13

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Volume 44#13

October 15 – October 28, 2019

Three stamps and four official first-day covers honouring late Canadian singer Leonard Cohen were issued by Canada Post on Sept. 21, a day after they were unveiled in Montréal.

Cohen stamps celebrate somber singer’s life

A three-stamp set honouring Leonard Cohen were recently unveiled in the late singer’s hometown of Montréal by Canada Post. The veil was lifted on Sept. 20 at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts – beneath a 21-storey mural of Cohen – only hours after Sony Music Canada revealed a “continuation of the master’s work” will be posthumously released in November. “Leonard was always deeply appreciative of his Canadian heritage and would have been moved by this honour from Canada Post,” said Robert Kory, Cohen’s manager, estate trustee and friend. Continue reading →

Features
New semi-postals featuring frozen treats to raise money for 2020 grants
Page 1
Transformers-style bees ‘push the envelope’ of stamp design
Page 1
BNAPS’ global support brings strong attendance
Page 11
Celebrate ‘Stamp Collecting Month’ at Canada’s last national show of 2019
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
Innovations opening door to ‘new face of philately’
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
First modern RCAF fighter among aircraft on bottom half of 1
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Salt a serious study for topical collectors
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Creative covers inspired by Canada’s Centennial definitives
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Thwarted lottery gang produced counterfeit Australian stamps
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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