Volume 47 – #06

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Volume 47#06

July 5 – July 18, 2022

Collectors line up for registration at CAPEX 22 in Toronto on June 9, the show’s opening day. The four-day show marked Canada’s first international philatelic exhibition in 26 years.

Canada makes history on philately’s world stage

While making philatelic history as the world’s first One-Frame International Stamp Championship, CAPEX 22 reunited collectors from around the world after several years of sometimes-isolating pandemic shutdowns. Camaraderie remained high throughout the four-day show, which ran from June 9-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. Interests were particularly piqued by the show’s first-of-its-kind format, approved and supported by the international governing body for exhibiting plus its continental counterpart for the Americas. Exhibitors and show-goers came from across Canada – “from Victoria to Yellowknife to St. John’s and many points between,” according to CAPEX 22 chair David McLaughlin – plus from the United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Europe, Asia and Australia. “First, I hope that members of the philatelic communities in Canada and our international guests take away fond memories of the exhibition and their visit to Toronto,” said McLaughlin, of Pickering, Ont., who led the show’s 15-person organizing committee through more than three years of planning and pandemic uncertainty. “Our challenge was to create an exhibition that was smaller in scope than previous CAPEX exhibitions yet as memorable for both local attendees and for international visitors.” Continue reading →

Features
Long-awaited stamp launch arrives with fanfare at CAPEX 22
Page 1
‘Lots of bodies’ compete for Fawn’s Large Queens
Page 1
Two Canadians take home CAPEX Grand Prix awards
Page 12
Three new commemoratives honour Canada’s Indigenous leaders
Page 22
Commemorative envelope celebrates ‘Canada’s Regiment’
Page 27

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Decades-long dream comes true with CAPEX
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Works from diverse group of artists featured on 1992 stamps
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
War Issue FDCs receive full coverage
Page 8
Randy Heimpel
StampNet
Website more than holds up U.S. dealer’s stellar reputation
Page 13

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Gaffes range from spelling errors to image flubs
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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