By Jesse Robitaille It all started in 1977, when 10 postcard-collecting enthusiasts established the Toronto Postcard Club (TPC). The club meets monthly in North York, where for almost 40 years its significant influence and contribution has helped Canadian deltiology progress to where it is today. Made up of nearly 300 dedicated members from the world over, the TPC serves the collecting interests of many deltiologists. And those interests are varied, said TPC President George Sachs, adding that collectors can enjoy both the front and back sides of cards, ranging from topics like geographic areas to industries or animals. Most importantly, Sachs said, postcards provide an invaluable look into the history of the nation. Continue reading →
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Canadian author James Taylor, along with co-author Henk Slabbinck, received the Collectors Club of Chicago’s (CCC) 2014 Pratt Award for their book Mail from the French Shore of Newfoundland.
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It’s a lot of fun when I’m able to take my primary collecting interest, namely coin collecting, and find other types of collectibles to augment and enhance it.