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Volume 55 – #17

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Volume 55#17

November 28 – December 11, 2017

There was a ‘lineup of people as far as you could see’ at the Fall 2017 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, held Oct. 28-29 in Mississauga, Ont.

National Postage Stamp & Coin Show continues to grow

This October, the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area for its third showing since 2015, when Trajan Media took the reigns of what was then known as the National Postage Stamp Show. Nearly 1,000 collectors attended the two-day show on Oct. 28-29, and they were greeted by a familiar 9,000-square-foot bourse located in the Hilton Mississauga’s Graydon Hall, which has been the show’s home base since last spring. “When you looked out the door Saturday morning, there was a lineup of people as far as you could see,” said dealer Nick Cowan, owner of The Coin Collector, who added this year’s bourse layout was a noticeable improvement upon last year’s shows. “The venue is good; it’s bright, and it doesn’t give that dismal feel.” Cowan said it was a “great weekend” for business and added he will return “without fail” for the spring show in April 2018. “When people walked in the front door, they were upbeat. They’re not nervous,” he said. “We started off well on Saturday, and it just kept going. It was definitely well-advertised.” Another dealer, Gary Miller, agreed the show was busy with many new faces among the big crowd. Continue reading →

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Page 1
Rectangular coin celebrates NHL’s 100th anniversary
Page 1
Fake gold bar didn’t originate at RCM facility: Mint
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 18
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
The rock rolled out its own paper
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Reader takes private mint to task for selling patterns
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Wellington tokens have links to Spread Eagle series
Page 13
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Apps can enhance your collecting experience
Page 14

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
North Bay show brings together diverse collectible disciplin
Page 24
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