Volume 48 – #19

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Volume 48#19

January 2 – January 15, 2024

Busy shows, strong sales ignite 2023

This year saw Canadian philately continue to build on the advances it made over the prior three pandemic-stricken years as COVID-19 became less of an everyday concern and more of a past predicament. As the world marked the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the hobby remained well-positioned to move forward after years of restrictions, shuttered shows, club meetings, dealer stores, and other public outings. Despite the years-long ordeal, strong collector activity has led to higher-than-expected demand for dealers and auctioneers while market values also reached unprecedented heights. Proof of the market’s strength came early and often throughout 2023, beginning with the first of four sales of Ron Brigham’s international Grand Prix-winning Province of Canada collection. The last material held by the late philatelist before his death in August 2022, it rewrote the record books in the days leading up this spring. Continue reading →

The surprising world of philately
Page 10
Three Canadians named fellows of world’s oldest philatelic society
Page 11

This Week's Question
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada issued 53 different stamps in various formats in 2023
Page 6
Randy Heimpel
Site offers top tips for online exhibiting
Page 8

Ian Robertson
News Bites
Man who brought Big Mac to Canada dies
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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