Volume 45 – #08

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Volume 45#08

August 4 – August 17, 2020

From 2015-19, the evolution of Jean Wang’s award-winning thematic exhibit on blood 'brings tears to my eyes,' said long-time philatelic judge Bill Schultz.

Exhibitors focused on importance must ask, ‘Is it worth the effort?’

When it comes to the sometimes muddy waters of judging, there is perhaps no criteria more perplexing than philatelic and subject importance. It’s true for both exhibitors and judges: the former frets over how to justify their exhibit’s importance while the latter is burdened with determining “the challenge in creating the exhibit,” as it’s explained in the Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting. “Importance, in the arena of exhibiting in the points system, is one of the most challenging and confusing, conflicting areas for the exhibitors and the judges as well,” said Bill Schultz, of West Chester, Pa., who co-wrote the seventh edition of the venerable manual, which was published by the American Philatelic Society in 2016. Continue reading →

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CSN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Our ‘new’ digital age is changing the course
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Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Alberta, Saskatchewan featured on anniversary commemorative
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David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Dickinson’s latest effort a comprehensive catalogue of Canad
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Mike Smith
Rediscovering some postcard favourites during the downtime
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Randy Heimpel
Some philatelic links from around the world
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Pot pourri
Late dad recognized on new U.K. stamp, Vera Lynn stamp pro
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Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Postal administrations quick to counterattack coronavirus
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
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Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
For an enjoyable hobby, have a collecting plan
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