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Volume 41#17 Dec 13 – Dec 26, 2016, 2016

PSSC honours long-time philatelist Peter Butler

Before a presentation by guest speaker John Walsh – owner of Walsh’s Philatelic Service in St. John’s, N.L., and publisher of the Newfoundland Specialized Stamp Catalogue and British North America Specialized Stamp Catalogue – there was an award presentation to PSSC Program Co-ordinator Peter Butler. Mike Walsh, publisher of Canadian Stamp News, presented Butler with the award, which was an oversized, framed front-page cover of CSN; however, instead of the usual news of the week, this front page included photographs of Butler alongside text from the various speeches given by his colleagues. Continue reading →

Attendees of the 62nd Annual Banquet of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada congratulate society member and program co-ordinator Peter Butler on his philatelic achievements. On the right, is his wife Susan Butler.

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