Volume 45 – #19

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Volume 45#19

January 5 – January 18, 2021

David McLaughlin, chair of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada’s international liaison committee, hopes the National Virtual One-Frame Philatelic Exhibition will allow more exhibitors to qualify for CAPEX 22.

Canpex virtual exhibition to fill national show void

Looking ahead to 2021, the “Edmonton Spring National” in March and Orapex in May – Canada’s first two national-level shows of the year – are already cancelled. The June Royal Convention originally slated for Peterborough, Ont., before the host Kawartha Stamp Club withdrew as the host, is also up in the air. The only remaining 2021 national shows include the Postal History Society of Canada Symposium in July and Canpex in October. All five of Canada’s national-level shows in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19. What’s certain is these national-level cancellations limit exhibitors’ chances to qualify for CAPEX 22, the first World One-Frame Stamp Championship scheduled for June 9-12, 2022, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. Continue reading →

Features
Philately embracing ‘virtual’ gatherings
Page 1
Canada Post thanks workers, SAC with special Picture Postage
Page 8
Maresch offering 1,300 lots in early January sale
Page 9
Rare errors, variety highlight Sparks’ January sale
Page 11

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Qualify for CAPEX 22 virtually this spring
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Plentiful William Rennie covers bloom in many collections
Page 6

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Four cachet brands with short lives
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada issued far fewer commemoratives in 2020
Page 12

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communique
What a year it’s been across the Commonwealth
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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