Volume 44 – #15

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Volume 44#15

November 12 – November 25, 2019

At Canpex this October, Toronto philatelist Jean Wang became the first thematic exhibitor to win a Grand Award at a Canadian national-level exhibition. (Photo by Sam Chiu)

Wang’s ‘Blood’ exhibit breaks thematic ‘glass ceiling’ at Canpex

For the first time at a Canadian national-level exhibition, the Grand Award has been given to a thematic exhibit. North Toronto Stamp Club member Jean Wang took home the top honour at Canpex Oct. 19-20 for her five-frame thematic exhibit, “Blood: A Modern Medicine.” “I hope this will open the doors and encourage other thematic and topical collectors to try their hand at exhibiting,” said Wang, who’s also a member of Canada Post’s 12-person Stamp Advisory Committee. Continue reading →

Features
Canada increasing its presence on world stage, says FIP president
Page 1
Vanpex returns with ‘wonderful’ national-level show
Page 4
Long-running Nuphilex show seeking stamp dealers
Page 12
Panda-monium at Calgary stamp show
Page 19

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
End of new stamp issues not the hobby’s death knell
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Essential ship guides, lighthouses on eight Canadian comme
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Cartophilatelists continue exploring ‘Age of Exploration’
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Van Dahls published stamp newspapers, FDCs
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Another round of (not so) common philatelic terms
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Prepare for your ultimate fate as philatelists
Page 22

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