Volume 47 – #09

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Volume 47#09

August 16 – August 29, 2022

Canada Post will end its Picture Postage program effective Sept. 1 after a 22-year run.

Collectors in ‘disbelief,’ ‘disappointed’ with abrupt end to Picture Postage

Canada Post has announced its plans to scrap Picture Postage later this summer, giving collectors and other customers six weeks to submit designs before the program ends after 22 years. Since 2000, Picture Postage has allowed collectors and non-collectors alike to create personalized stamps and postcards with custom images for use on mail in Canada. Often used by collectors to mark personal events and by show organizers as souvenirs for upcoming events, the program also had clients in various small towns and businesses, non-profit organizations and charities, historical societies, museums and the general public. A July 18 press release from Canada Post – titled “Picture Postage program update” – explained the Crown corporation will end the program on Sept. 1 “after careful consideration.” Continue reading →

Features
Website enables sharing of cultures, collectibles
Page 1
Fall ‘National Show’ to combine with provincial coin convention
Page 1
‘Many pleasant surprises’ at Eastern’s general sale
Page 10
More fun memories of CAPEX 22
Page 15

Regulars
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
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Philately, personal interests go together like stamps, cover
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Queen Victoria Jubilee issue was controversial
Page 6

Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Journal delves into early Pennsylvania postal history
Page 8
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Errors, freaks and oddities add to collecting fun
Page 12

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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