89th RPSC Convention opens in Boucherville today

The 89th Convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) opens its doors to the public today in Boucherville, Que.

The show, which runs until May 28, opens at 10 a.m. each day. The bourse will close at 5 p.m. The philatelic festivities are being held at Hôtel Mortagne on 1228 Nobel St. in Boucherville. Admission and parking are free.

The show boasts about 30 of Canada’s top philatelic dealers—and one from the U.K., London’s Bill Barrell—presiding over more than 45 tables of material. Canadian Stamp News is selling magazines as well as philatelic supplies at table six.


9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration of delegates Salle Foyer
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Official opening of Royal*2017*Royale by Boucherville Mayor Jean Martel and Canada Post Birds of Canada set unveiling Salle Foyer
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open Salle Boucherville
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jury La Broquerie
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Board meeting of The RPSC Pierre-Boucher
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. RPSC International liaison meeting Pierre-Boucher
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. RPSC Fellows meeting Pierre-Boucher
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. RPSC Foundation meeting Pierre-Boucher
5 p.m. Exhibition and bourse closes Salle Boucherville
6 p.m.-8 p.m. RPSC President’s reception (registration required)


9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration of delegates Salle Foyer
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open Salle Boucherville
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jury La Broquerie
10 a.m.-noon RPSC annual general meeting and unveiling of My Treasure Chest, a book for youth philately Montarville
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Youth activities organized by the Fédération québécoise de philatélie (FQP) Mortagne
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Meeting of the presidents of FQP-affiliated clubs Pierre Boucher
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Meeting of the Société d’histoire postale du Québec (SHPQ) Pierre Boucher
1 p.m.-2 p.m. SHPQ Auction (list of lots) TBA
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Youth stamp unveiling TBA
2 p.m.-4 p.m. FQP annual general meeting Montarville
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Académie québécoise d’études philatéliques (AQEP) book launch and French-language seminar by Cimon Morin, “Routes postales et contrats de malle : le transport du courrier au Québec de 1763 à 1851” Pierre Boucher
5 p.m. Exhibition and bourse closes Salle Boucherville
5 p.m.-6 p.m. SHPQ Auction list of lots Montarville
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Awards banquet (registration required) Îles-Percées BC


8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada (PSSC) breakfast and conference (registration required) and presentation by Michèle Cartier Pierre-Boucher
10 a.m. Exhibition and bourse open Salle Boucherville
11 a.m.-noon Judges critique Montarville
10 a.m.-3 p.m. FQP youth activities Mortagne
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Judges critique at the frames Salle Boucherville
4 p.m. Exhibition and bourse closes Salle Boucherville
4 p.m.-8 p.m. Exhibit take down Salle Boucherville


The convention’s 210-frame competitive exhibition is certain to be a highlight of the weekend. This year’s jury includes Chief Judge Charles Verge; Stéphane Cloutier; Grégoire Teyssier; George Constantourakis; and Robert Lunn. “That panel is distinguished and balanced, and both Francophone and Anglophone, both veteran and novice apprentice judges,” said RPSC President George Pepall. “That’s thanks to David Piercey doing the planning and selecting and contacting. He works hard on that.”

Frame No. Exhibit title Class Exhibitor Frames
1 Star Trek – La frontière finale un cadre James T. Kirk 1
2 Les particularités du Canada Un cadre – Jeunesse Club scolaire Mère Marie-Rose 1
3 Time of Dinosaurs Un cadre – Jeunesse Alexander Liusz Moser 1
4 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – Le 2 francs Croix de Langlade de 1947 Un cadre Jean-Jacques Tillard 1
5 Les bordures philatéliques Un cadre Michel Guilbault 1
6 A history of Canada’s Air Mail stamps 1928-1935 Un cadre Chris Hargreaves 1
7 Les produits forestiers du Canada Un cadre Richard Gratton 1
8 Cello-paqs 1961-1967 Un cadre David Bartlet 1
9 Usage of the Square Circle cancels of Cyprus Un cadre Jack Forbes 1
10 Epic of Vimy – A Canadian Pilgrimage Un cadre Don Hedger 1
11 A Soldiers Postcards – Mailed from the Somme and Flandres WW1 – May 1915 -March 1916 Un cadre Don Hedger 1
12 Canada: The development of Official International Airmail Routes 1928-1942 Un cadre John McEntyre 1
13 Detained in Hong Kong and the ones that got away Un cadre Sammy Chiu 1
14-17 Canadian Aerophilately, Roessler’s contribution Aerophilatélie Richard McIntosh 4
18-25 British India – King George VI Postal Stationery Entiers postaux Sandeep Jaiswal 8
26-30 From the Province of Canada to the Dominion of Canada, a special study on Confederation Experimental Christiane Faucher et Jacques Poitras 5
31-35 Bourgogne – La vigne et le vin Expression libre Yvan Leduc 5
36-40 Canada – from a Dominion to Independance Expression libre Anthony Mancinone 5
41-47 L’histoire du papier Expression libre Richard Gratton 7
48-51 22nd World Scout Jamboree at Rinkaby, Sweden (July 27 – August 6, 2011) Expression libre Bill Bartlet 4
52-58 Stampless Precursor and 1898 Queen Victoria First Revenue Types – Newfoundland Fiscaux John M. Walsh 7
59-64 The two ring Numeral Cancels of Canada Histoire postale Bruce Field 6
65-69 Newfoundland 1840-1949 Postage Markings Histoire postale Robin Moore 5
70-72 Newfoundland Postage Meters Histoire postale Robin Moore 3
73-80 The French Revolutionary Wars in Italy 1791-1815 Histoire postale Michèle Cartier 8
81-85 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – 1932-1946 Histoire postale Jim Taylor 5
86-94 Wei Hai Wei, CHINA 1896-1949 Histoire postale Sammy Chiu 9
95-102 L’introduction du compteur postal MIDGET et son usage en Amérique du Nord Histoire postale Luc Legault 8
103-106 Paris: Cancels and other postal markings 1849-1876 Histoire postale Victor Potter 4
107-109 Bordeaux: 150 years of postal markings (1703-1859) Histoire postale François Brisse 3
110-114 The French Revolution from the Ancien Régime to the end of the First Republic Histoire postale Michèle Cartier 5
115-119 RISHON LE ZION (Palestine) – From settlement through statehood Histoire postale Ed Kroft 5
120-125 France – its colonies and dependencies 1939-1945 Histoire postale Robert Benoit 6
126-133 The Way Mails of New Brunswick Histoire postale John Cooper 8
134-138 Les oblitérations de type cercle encadré du Québec Histoire postale Laurent Bélisle 5
139-146 CYPRUS – George VI Definitives Used on Surface Mail Histoire postale Jack Forbes 8
147-152 Continental drift and plate tectonics Thématique Jim Taylor 6
153-155 La danse: du classique au contemporain Thématique Isadora Duncan 3
156-159 La traction animale Thématique Suzanne Brazeau 4
160-164 White gold Thématique François Brisse 5
165-169 Personnages illustres polonais sur les timbres de Pologne Thématique Micheline Parayre 5
170-177 The small heads of Greece Traditionnelle Anestis Karagiannidis 8
178-185 The 1896 Olympic games Traditionnelle Anestis Karagiannidis 8
186-193 The story of the penny black Traditionnelle Graham Locke 8
194-199 Canadian Errors and Varieties during the Elizabethan era Traditionnelle Doug McAndless 6
200-202 Machine-Overprinted Pakistan Provisionals on India King George VI issues: 1947-49 Traditionnelle Ijaz Qureshi 3
203-210 Canadian Philatelic Seals Paraphilatélie Stuart Keeley 8


This year marks three anniversaries that are relevant to the 2017 Royal Convention: the 350th anniversary of the founding of Boucherville, which is just east of Montreal on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River; the 300th anniversary of the death of Pierre Boucher (1622-1717), who was the settler of Boucherville and governor of New France from 1654-57 and 1662-67; and the 50th anniversary of the ANPB.

For more information about the 2017 Royal Convention, visit royale2017.com or rpsc.org.

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