Volume 45 – #12

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Volume 45#12

September 29 – October 12, 2020

Six Canadian doctors are featured in the 'Medical Groundbreakers' set (10-stamp booklet shown) issued by Canada Post on Sept. 10.

Canada’s ‘medical groundbreakers’ celebrated in new five-stamp set

After nearly four months with no new issues, Canada Post released its five-stamp “Medical Groundbreakers” set honouring medical physicians and researchers on Sept. 10. Available in 10-stamp booklets with two of each design, the set is Canada Post’s first issue since May 20, when it released a pair of stamps marking 100 years of radio history. The brief hiatus was triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which caused some delays in new issues as the stamp program schedule was shuffled. Continue reading →

Features
Canada’s latest stamp kiosks launched in Ontario in 2015
Page 1
Troyak club show going ahead with blueprint for ‘new normal’
Page 1
2020 semi-postal coming on Sept. 21
Page 23

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
First World Postcard Day a reason to celebrate
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Philatelic tips from days, collectors of old
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Catalogue aids in challenging, rewarding pursuit of Christm
Page 8
Mike Smith
Deltiology
Terrific sports postcards from mysterious publisher
Page 10

Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Arpin boasts ‘personalized service’ on well-designed site
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
2000 Petro-Canada stamps – a cut above the ordinary
Page 14

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Small post offices provide lifeline in difficult times
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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