Volume 45 – #24

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Volume 45#24

March 16 – March 29, 2021

A five-stamp souvenir sheet official first-day cover is serviced with three cancels from Snow Lake, Man., a town 685 kilometres north of Winnipeg popular for wildlife observation.

Winter-white snow mammals on latest Canadian issue

In a new set issued Feb. 16, Canada Post is recognizing five of the world’s 19 mammal species that undergo the twice-yearly process of moulting. The five-stamp “Snow Mammals” set features a handful of animals found in Canada with a survival skill that’s distinctly adapted to the country’s snowy climate: their otherwise dark coats turn white in winter. “These creatures are like ghosts, travelling on or under the snow without a sound,” Dominique Fauteux, a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is quoted as saying in the latest issue of Details magazine. “Their unique adaptation invokes a very poetic view of winter as not only silent and calm, but also dangerous.” Continue reading →

Features
Mail between Maritimes, U.S. leading up to Confederation
Page 1
Long-time CSN columnist Michael Nowlan dies at 83
Page 1
Crabapple blossoms bright, delicate on new two-stamp set
Page 3
Canadian households to receive free postage-paid postcards
Page 17
Robin Harris wins 2020 Geldert Medal
Page 19

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
Canada’s postcard plan a modern postal moment
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamps celebrated sporting changes in Canada 20 years ago
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
South Pacific nation’s stamp program ‘totally disrupted’
Page 8
Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Canadian cachet makers’ customization creates collecting cha
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Canada’s worst landslide killed 75-plus in Alberta coal-mi
Page 14
Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Feedspot lists top 80 philatelic sites, influencers
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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