Happy 150 Canada! July 2017 Issue of ‘The American Philatelist’ Available Online

The special edition of the July issue of The American Philatelist is now online. Typically the issue of the magazine is available only to members, but for this momentous occasion, we are posting it available for all to read. Enjoy and happy 150 Canada!

A Philatelic Tour of Expo 67 by Richard Judge. More than 60 nations participated in what was one of the most successful world’s fairs — Montreal’s Expo 67. The tale of the fair can be found on a collection of worldwide stamps.

An Iconic Image Finds Its Rightful Spot by Kaitlyn “Sommer” DeRudder. An iconic photo of a Mountie, an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and his horse is featured on a popular and beloved stamp of 1935. The stamp design was reissued in 1982 as a stamp-on-stamp design.

Wilderness Tourism by David Piercey. The resorts and post offices of Canada’s Rocky Mountains present an interesting philatelic legacy through postcards and postmarks.

A Tribute to Diverse Wildlife Stamps by Gary Dickinson. A set of 11 handsome stamps issued in the 1950s present Canadian animals from the beaver to caribou. Privately produced first-day covers are an interesting way to collect the set.

Organized Philately in Canada by Scott Tiffney. There were plenty of growing pains along with some successes as Canada’s most serious early collectors tried to find philatelic cohesion. Early journals and magazines chronicle the successes and failures.

APS StampShow by APS Staff. We offer an early look at what will be new and different at this year’s summer StampShow, scheduled for the first weekend in August in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured Columns
Stamp Classics: Isolated Colonies — Just a Few Stamps, by Joseph Iredale. British Columbia, after it combined with Vancouver Island, issued a stamp in 1865 and serves as an overprint for all of its 11 subsequent issues.

Expertizing: A Study in Carmine, by Mercer Bristow. You need to look closely to properly identify the carmine Canada 2-cent Queen Victoria definitive stamps with maple leaves.

Worldwide in a Nutshell: Newfoundland, by Bob Lamb. Before it became a Crown Colony in 1933, or joined the Canada Confederation in 1949, Newfoundland had its own postal system and stamp program.