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Volume 42#05 Jun 27 – Jul 10, 2017, 2017

Social events overcome ‘disappointing turnout’ at Royal*2017*Royale

For the third time in less than a decade, the annual convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) was held in Québec, where attendees – although sparse – were treated to a “uniquely Québec event.” Recently held in Dorval in 2011 as well as Québec city in 2008, the RPSC Convention returned to “la belle province” for its 89th edition this May 26-28; however, this year’s three-day show, held at Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville, saw a “disappointing turnout” according to outgoing RPSC President George Pepall. “We certainly ate well throughout the weekend,” he said, recalling the three-course wine and cheese function as well as the awards banquet. “It was fun, and a uniquely Québec event.” Pepall added the hotel was a “perfect venue” for a philatelic convention. “There are marvellous facilities all in one structure, both for the ongoing events throughout the weekend and the display itself with the dealers surrounding the hall, but attendance wasn’t what we’d like it to be,” he said. “We didn’t have the foot traffic that we would’ve wanted and might’ve expected in a bigger community, but you have huge support there from the local politicians, especially the mayor, Jean Martel.” Continue reading →

George Pepall, left, outgoing president of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, stands with outgoing treasurer Rodney Paige.

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Collectors weigh in on Canada 150 series

Throughout 36 days this spring, Canada Post unveiled its highly anticipated 10-stamp set of commemoratives to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

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Royal exhibition ‘très fort’ with 11 Large Golds awarded in Quebec

This May in Boucherville, Que., 11 exhibitors took home Large Golds as part of the 210-frame competitive exhibition held in conjunction with the 89th Convention of The RPSC.

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A busy philatelic weekend in Boucherville

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