World of 1,000 Stamps inspires St. Catharines club

St. Catharines Stamp Club member Ian Gillespie is spearheading a club project entitled, World of 1,000 Stamps. (Photo submitted)

In November 2019 the St Catharines Stamp Club launched a club project – World of 1000 Stamps. The idea came from a web search while looking for lists of stamp-issuing entities of the world which sourced the concept at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s “A Stamp For Every Country”. Their work has established an album... Continue reading →

Canadian just the second judge to earn cross-accreditation in postcard class

From the left, Canada’s Sam Chiu is with jurors of the picture postcard class including team leader Bernard Jiminez of France; Dr. Seija-Rita Laakso, of Finland, the world’s first accredited juror to judge the picture postcard class; Francisc Ambrus of Romania; and, apprentice Bruce Chadderton from Australia. Absent is Roger Tan of Singapore. The judging took place at the 2023 Thailand World Exhibition where FIP awarded Chiu cross-accreditation as the world’s second picture postcard juror. Photo submitted.

Canada’s Sam Chiu is only the second exhibition judge in the world to earn the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) cross-accreditation in the newly created postcard class. Chiu, who was already an FIP-accredited postal history, postal stationery and traditional international juror, received his new class after serving as a cross-accreditation candidate at November’s Thailand 2023... Continue reading →

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