Volume 46 – #10

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Volume 46#10

August 31 – September 13, 2021

The BNAPEX 2021 Virtual exhibition, which will feature 45 exhibits across 115 exhibit frames, will be fully uploaded by Aug. 22. The winners will be announced after the online-only convention begins on Sept. 2.

BNAPEX 2021 Virtual to go live early September

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is set to kick off its first virtual convention, BNAPEX 2021 Virtual, in early September. It comes on the heels of the in-person event’s cancellation – the second in a row – as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty across the country despite widespread vaccination efforts. Instead of the three-day in-person event originally planned for Winnipeg, the virtual convention runs for five days, from Sept. 2-6, with much of the same aspects of a traditional BNAPEX. Featuring a competitive exhibition, study group seminars and – a rarity among virtual shows – a bourse, the convention is free and open to everyone to attend, but registration on the BNAPS website is required. “After assembling a virtual convention team early in the year as a backup to the now postponed Winnipeg BNAPEX 2021, just about all facets of typical BNAPEX face-to-face conventions have been ‘virtualized,’” said BNAPS President Ron Majors, of West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 11. Continue reading →

Toronto collector launches express company
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Trajan’s ‘National Show’ slated to return Sept. 11-12
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Waiting with bated breath for Canada Post’s next stamps
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CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Qualify for CAPEX 22 at Bangabandhu 2021
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Ian Robertson
Looking Back
A rose by any other name: Canadian botanists on 1981 stamps
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Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
U.S. makers Herget, Ioor began their Canadian cachets with 1
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Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
TV philately: Researching postal history on the small screen
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Catapult mail – a high-flying time in postal history
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Randy Heimpel
With four decades in business, City Stamp delivers online
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Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
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Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Fiji Post comes to rescue in far-flung country’s times of
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