Volume 46 – #08

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Volume 46#08

August 3 – August 16, 2021

Stamp collectors may be able to return to the bourse as early as August, when the Gananoque Stamp Show is scheduled to take place in Ontario.

In-person stamp shows survive, set to return this summer in Canada

As Canada’s COVID-19 caseload continues its downward trend, and with more than 35 per cent of the country’s population fully vaccinated, stamp collectors are eying a return to the bourse later this summer. As of July 9, more than 25.8 million Canadian adults (67.9 per cent of the population) have received at least one shot of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. More than 13.6 million adults (27.5 per cent) are also fully vaccinated. A few days later, on July 12, Canada reported a seven-day average of 496 new cases, down from a high of 6,730 on April 17. On July 12, health officials across the country reported only 277 new cases, including 114 in Ontario, 52 in Québec and 30 in Alberta, where the majority of the in-person stamp shows still slated for this summer and fall will take place. Continue reading →

Features
Warning: Asian forgeries abound on eBay
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Canadian flag catches U.S. collector’s interests
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Exhibitors must be RPSC members to represent Canada internationally
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Helvetia 2022 launches ‘Philamovie’ competition
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Exhibitors, judges use Calgary club’s first virtual exhibition as template
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BNAPS halfway to $20K in CAPEX 22 donation program
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Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you a buyer or seller?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
With shows on the horizon, fall is for fun – but critical de
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Some rare, classic stamps – tales with a fun twist
Page 6

Gary Dickinson
First-day Covers
Cachetmakers took varied approaches to $1 ‘Totem’ designs
Page 8
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Newfoundland town critical for transatlantic service
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, father o
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Australian postal production process is slick, but who forgo
Page 16

Robin Harris
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From around the world
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