In This Issue

Volume 40#16 Dec 1 – Dec 14, 2015, 2015

Specialist ‘digging up material’ on Canada’s airmail history

Dr. Robert Galway, a prominent aerophilatelist from Toronto, recently presented a lecture on the formative years of aviation in Canada and early history of airmail as part of the West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) discussion group program. Galway said he has spent the past four years “digging up material” on the topic of aviation and has learned a lot about the early history of Canadian airmail along the way. “This man is an expert on Canadian airmail and Canadian semi-official airmail in particular, and I’m going to learn a whole lot because I just don’t know enough about airmail in the Canadian context,” said Garfield Portch, a director with the WTSC and a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). This presentation – part of a two-part series with the finale coming next February – focused on civil aviation in Canada from 1909-24 while part two will detail Galway’s personal interest in aerophilatelic material. Continue reading →

Dr. Robert Galway, from the left, Garfield Portch and John Laraway review material on Canada’s airmail history during a recent presentation at West Toronto Stamp Club.

Also In This Issue
Catalogue editor shares findings of scientific stamp studies

It’s difficult to know where the philatelic knowledge of Robin Harris begins and where it ends, though it is highly unlikely there will be an end to his endeavours in the foreseeable future.

Page 1
East-end Toronto shows a ‘special’ treat

The Scarborough Stamp Club, Chapter 223 of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, hosts two stamp shows each month at the Cedarbrook Community Centre in Scarborough, Ont.

Page 4
Longley Auctions offering rare die proof, die essay set

A rare die proof and die essay set are amongst a large, specialized collection of materials available at Longley Auctions’ sale number 23, set for Nov. 28 ...

Page 16
Keep up to date with the philatelic community

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Canadian Stamp News


Canadian Stamp News is Canada's premier source of information about stamp collecting and related fields.

Although we cover the entire world of philatelics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Stamp News. We will even send you 50 free copies of our magazine to distribute to your attendees, just pay the shipping and handling!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $45.75/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier stamp publication. Canadian Stamp News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now