Volume 45 – #02

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Volume 45#02

May 12 – May 25, 2020

Factory worker Veronica Foster (left) and Private Léo Major (right) are commemorated on a pair of stamps issued April 29 to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

Canada Post issues April, May stamps, postpones ballet, travel posters

While Canada Post’s next four stamp issues – slated for release in April and May – are going ahead as planned, the Crown corporation has postponed its upcoming sets featuring ballet legends and vintage travel posters. Two April issues, including one stamp marking Eid and another pair honouring Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day), were released on April 24 and April 29, respectively. Looking ahead to the next two issues of the 2020 stamp program, Canada Post is also expected to issue sets commemorating the Group of Seven on May 7 and the history of radio on May 20. No unveiling ceremonies will be held for any of the four issues scheduled for release in April and May. “We will, however, continue to issue news releases for each issue and provide collectors additional content,” Nicole Lecompte, Canada Post media relations officer, told CSN in mid-April. Continue reading →

Features
Harris’ first Unitrade catalogue saw widespread updates
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BNAPEX 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
Page 1
Canada suspends mail service to 150-plus countries
Page 8
NY Collectors Club offering free live-streamed lectures
Page 14

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
Bolster your hobby today from the comfort of home
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Gabriel Dumont: Métis military rebel leader, farmer, Wild We
Page 6

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
First England-Australia flight followed by more flights, tra
Page 12
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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