Volume 48 – #16

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Volume 48#16

November 21 – December 5, 2023

Philatelic market ‘is in good shape’

After years of pandemic-driven highs in show attendance, dealer sales and auction realizations, ensuing economic factors such as high inflation and increased interest rates may have some philatelists wondering about their impact on the hobby. While economic uncertainties abound heading into 2024, collectors, dealers and auctioneers alike believe Canada’s philatelic economy remains strong as the pandemic’s most severe effects have subsided. Collectors continue to enjoy an active market bolstered by regular high-quality offerings while dealers and auctioneers saw strong sales and show organizers reported robust attendance at events through this fall. “It seems that people are enjoying their hobby more than ever,” said Yohann Tanguay, the chief describer at New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions, who added the situation possibly stems from people “being fed up with the ups and downs of their investments and rather finding excitement in acquiring a beautiful proof, stamp or cover for their collection.” Continue reading →

Stamp honours war hero from Nova Scotia
Page 1
Eastern sale includes ‘Inverted Seaway’ block of 10 stamps
Page 1
Willie O’Ree ‘thankful’ stamp honours his legacy
Page 4
New stamps capture Christmas and the holidays
Page 16

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 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Stamp series aimed to raise awareness of endangered species
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Writer researches B.C.’s pioneering woman postmasters
Page 8

Mike Smith
Novelty postcards galore at the Royal
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Canada has no shortage of sites from which to draw postal hi
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Jesse Robitaille
People & Philately
Sharing the hobby with like minds
Page 23

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