Volume 45 – #06

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Volume 45#06

July 7 – July 20, 2020

Advertising mail sent by Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital Foundation features pandemic-related indicia. (Photo by Jean Wang)

‘Today’s mail, tomorrow’s postal history:’ COVID-19 collections taking form

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing since mid-March, countries around the world have been fighting an invisible enemy for about four months. In that time, while adjusting to the “new normal,” postal administrations have given collectors a plethora of pandemic-related postal history, stamps and postmarks that will serve topical and thematic exhibitors well into the future. “Today’s mail is going to be tomorrow’s postal history, right? Fifty years from now, all the collectors are going to be looking for covers that had markings or routings that were related to the COVID pandemic,” said Jean Wang, a seven-year member of the North Toronto Stamp Club (NTSC) who serves on the club’s exhibition committee and as its newsletter editor. Continue reading →

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City Stamp celebrates 40 years in business
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Hoping to go ahead as planned, Chicagopex applications open
Page 14

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
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Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
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Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada’s 13th prime minister – ‘Dief the Chief’ – remembered
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue marks 176th edition
Page 8
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Imperf or not imperf? If in doubt, collect only in multiples
Page 12

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Victoria Day postcard fun replaces fireworks this year
Page 15
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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