Canpex 2017, one of Canada’s only annual national-level philatelic exhibitions, is slated to open its doors today in London, Ont.
Held at the Hellenic Community Centre on 133 Southdale Rd. W. in London, Ont., the two-day show is sanctioned by The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and is part of the American Philatelic Society (APS) “World Series of Philately.” Today’s schedule can be found below.
The show, which is hosted by the Middlesex Stamp Club and is managed by volunteers from various clubs and organizations across Southern Ontario, will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
|10 a.m.||Exhibition and bourse open||Hellenic Community Centre|
|2 p.m.-3 p.m.||Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada meet and greet||Front Foyer|
|5 p.m.||Exhibition and bourse close||Hellenic Community Centre|
|6 p.m.||Wine and cheese reception and presentation of awards (tickets required)||Front Foyer|
As part of the competitive exhibition, there will be 150 frames of exhibits, a full list of which can be found below or by clicking here.
|FRAME No.||EXHIBIT TITLE|
|1||Canada; The 1972-1977 Definitive Issue (Caricatures & Landscapes)|
|7||Christmas: The Birth of Jesus – Promise, Prophecy, Fulfillment|
|10||Basutoland – Postage Dues|
|11||The Great Canadian Postal Stationery Advertising Card Series|
|16||The Great Halifax Explosion of 1917|
|21||Those Irish Gerls|
|29||First Day Covers of the US Overrun Countries Stamps of 1943-44|
|31||The Squared Circle Postmarks of New Brunswick|
|32||UK Taxe Marks and Their Offices of Use in the Centimes Era|
|37||The Railway Post Office Operating on Routes Bewteen Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia|
|40||1934 Canada First Day Covers of the Jacques Cartier Issue|
|41||Canadian Pioneer Airmails|
|42||Development of Chinese Imperial PO 1897-99, Transformation From Customs PO|
|51||Expansion of the Post Office in Toronto, 1880 to 1899|
|52||BLOOD: A Modern Medicine|
|57||Postal’s – Through the Lens of Paul Yates|
|60||The Krieghoff “The Blacksmith Shop” Stamp|
|61||The Western District of Upper Canada: The Development of Postal Communications and Postal Markings, 1800-1850|
|66||Royal Visit to Canada 1951|
|71||The Canadian Fiscal War Tax Stamps of World War One|
|76||United Nations Postal Cards 1952-1982|
|81||Mail From Canada To Overseas Destinations 1937-1942|
|87||The Postal History of the Artifacts Definitives|
|91||Canadian Errors and Varieties During the Elizabethian Era|
|97||Squared Circle Cancels of Canada in the Admiral Period (1912-1927)|
|100||The Enchanted Owl Centennial of the Northwest Territories|
|101||Basutoland – King’s GV & GVI and 1935 Silver Jubilee|
|105||The Two Ring Numeral Cancels of Canada|
|111||Advertising Mail of St. John, N.B. Businesses, Victorian Period 1857-1903|
|116||Ceremonial Military Parades: The Face of Nationalism|
|119||Used In Basutoland – Rates and Cancels 1876-1933|
|121||Postage Delayed by Fire, Crash, or Accident|
|122||Basutoland – Queen Elizabeth II Definitive Issues 1954-1966|
|126||The ABC Murders|
|131||Organization of the Stamps of Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd 1926-27|
|132||Basutoland – Lesotho|
|133||Basutoland – Philatelic Mail|
|137||Basutoland – Postal Stationery 1933-1966|
|141||Revenue Documents of Basutoland 1923 to 1963|
|143||Basutoland – King George VI Commemorative Issues|
|144||Basutoland – Queen Elizabeth II Commemoratives|
In addition to the competitive exhibition, the show will feature a bourse filled with about 20 dealers from across Canada.
TRANS-ATLANTIC CARLING FLIGHT
Each year, Canpex recognizes a significant event or milestone in the history of the area. In 1927, Carling Brewery sponsored a trans-Atlantic flight from London, Ont. to London, England. The plane was named the Sir John Carling, but both it and its pilots—Terence Tully and James Medcalf—disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. This year marks 90 years since the ill-fated flight.
Two covers, each franked with a specially-produced, limited-edition commemorative stamp, will be available for $5 each.
A third Canpex 2017 commemorative cover franked with one of the 10 Canada 150 stamps issued by Canada Post earlier this year, will also be available for $5.