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A stamp of disapproval for M&S

Every publisher gets a little bad press now and then; it’s part of the game. But rarely does it come from the stamp-collecting media.

McClelland & Stewart, though, has gotten some unflattering attention from Canadian Stamp News. The publisher launched a new postage stamp last year to commemorate its 100th anniversary, and it seems the design was not a hit with the philately journal’s readers. In a mail-in poll of 6,000 collectors, the M&S stamp placed first … in the Least Favourite Stamp category.

Plans for the Q&Q stamp have gone back to the drawing board.