Volume 47 – #07

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Volume 47#07

July 19 – August 1, 2022

StampAuction Network founder, Tom Droege, advises collectors to plan ahead when building a collection and ‘buy with the end in mind,’ which was the third of 10 'insider tips' he highlighted at CAPEX 22.

Auctioneer shares ‘insider tips’

While philatelic auctions date back more than a century and a half, the level of competition among bidders hit unprecedented levels during the pandemic. Bidders have always sought the upper hand while competing at auctions – from colluding with other collectors to using individual bidding strategies such as sniping or shading – but several best practices apply to all potential buyers. StampAuctionNetwork founder Tom Droege, of Durham, N.C., shared 10 “insider tips” for bidders this June at CAPEX 22, of which the firm was a partner-level sponsor. Droege led a pair of seminars during the four-day show in Toronto, where he and David Kern, a partner with the trailblazing auction marketplace, also manned a booth on the bourse. Continue reading →

Wilson Wong airmails up for auction this summer
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Sam Chiu signs on as RPSC president
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Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Sheepdogs postcards an exhibit in waiting
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamps from 20 years ago capture Canada’s beauty, nature
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Mail’s journey from Rupert’s Land to France chronicled
Page 8
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Gretzky jersey, Mercedes-Benz fetch big bucks
Page 12

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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