Volume 44 – #23

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Volume 44#23

March 3 – March 16, 2020

Despite its preconceptions, insurance is generally uncomplicated and can protect collectors against significant loss, according to retired insurance broker and philatelist Garfield Portch, who has more than 25 years of professional insurance experience.

How to properly insure your stamp collection

Insuring a stamp collection is the same as insuring anything else you own. Similar to insuring a house, its contents or any other personal possessions – excluding your car, which is mandatory – a stamp collection can be insured for a “catastrophic loss.” “Whether you have it or not is a question of whether you want to face your loss or share your misery with someone else, namely an insurance company,” said Garfield Portch, a retired insurance broker who manages member and chapter insurance plans for The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada’s (RPSC). Continue reading →

Features
Exhibiting begins with a single page
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Get your covers ready: Third annual CSN Cover Contest now accepting submissions
Page 1
Second World War vet seeks 100 birthday cards
Page 11
161-year-old mourning cover to highlight upcoming Maresch sale
Page 25
50-year RCMP collection coming to Edmonton Spring National
Page 28

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 32
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 35
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
‘Colored Hockey League’ stamp misrepresents Canada’s histor
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Lots of fun with variations of Expo ’70 commemoratives
Page 6

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Nickerson Stamps offers modern approval service
Page 8
Mike Smith
Deltiology
Yukon postcards pure gold, detail territory’s mining history
Page 10

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Polar expedition ephemera detailed in ‘Polar Philatelists’ j
Page 12
Ian Robertson
New Bites
Duke, Duchess of Sussex stripped of ‘Royal Highness’
Page 26

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 30

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