Volume 45 – #23

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Volume 45#23

March 2 – March 15, 2021

With the help of his local mail carrier, Toronto collector Garfield Portch received a highly anticipated piece of mail – filled with several auction lots – despite it being misaddressed.

Auction lots delivered to bidder despite wrong address on cover

Whether it’s a delivery complaint, a stamp subject disappointment or the dreaded pen cancellation, Canada Post is no stranger to criticism. That’s why a Toronto collector decided to share his story about the “remarkable” service – complete with a postal history twist – he received from the Crown corporation last fall. “Every now and then, when somebody does something right, it’s important to praise,” said postal historian Garfield Portch, whose story begins with the annual online auction hosted by the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain (CPSGB). Continue reading →

Features
1817 saw first land mail route from Maritimes to U.S.
Page 1
Trajan’s ‘National Show’ latest COVID-19 victim
Page 1
Letters mailed to ISS from world’s southernmost post office
Page 17
B.C., Yukon Shriners fundraising for children’s hospitals
Page 19

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
Announcing the 2021 CSN Stamp Survey
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Nobel Prize winner conducted key nuclear research in Montré
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Latest Spencer book details eight-cent ‘Numeral’
Page 8
Mike Smith
Deltiology
A new look at Young Bros.’ classic postcards
Page 10

Ian Robertson
News Bites
Bluenose centennial, $1M Gretzky card, Cirque du Soleil sold
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Small differences imprinted in conscientious collectors’ mi
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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