Lundeen Admiral collection offers bidders ‘last chance’ to acquire ‘prized items’

Described in the auction catalogue as ‘a spectacular, unique’ composite die essay, Lot 501 sold for $105,000 plus the 18.5 per cent buyer's premium.

Collectors will have one last chance to own “some of the most prized items” in the legendary Glen Lundeen Admiral collection, including two “one-of-a-kind” latheworks and an “incredible” composite essay. “This is the third and final portion of Glen Lundeen’s Admiral collection,” says Eastern Auctions’ chief describer Yohann Tanguay. “It will be your last chance... Continue reading →

Maresches mark a century in the stamp business

Richard A.R. Maresch and William Maresch in 1965 at their Toronto store location, 628 Temperance St. (1956-1968).

“Love, passion, and trust.” That, according to auctioneer Peter Maresch, is the secret sauce to the company’s success as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. It’s “the trust our customers give us,” which has seen three generations of Maresches build the Ontario-based company into Canada’s oldest philatelic auction business. “One day a customer brought... Continue reading →

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 →

Organized Philately looks to build on momentum in 2024

Attendance was brisk, especially on the opening day of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show sponsored by Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News. The Sept. 9-10, 2023 show, featuring more than 50 dealers from across Canada, drew hundreds of philatelic and numismatic collectors over the two days it was held at the Mississauga Hilton in Mississauga, Ont.

The second half of 2023 continued the positive trends of earlier months and years as Organized Philately honed in on the state of the hobby in Canada. Nearing the mid-point of the year, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) held its annual general (AGM) meeting on June 11 with more than 70 members tuning... Continue reading →

Busy shows, strong sales ignite 2023

This year saw Canadian philately continue to build on the advances it made over the prior three pandemic-stricken years as COVID-19 became less of an everyday concern and more of a past predicament. As the world marked the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the hobby remained well-positioned to move forward after years... Continue reading →

RPSC names four new Fellows

Representing the RPSC, Ingo Nessel, far left, welcomes the newest Fellows, including (sitting from left) Hugo Deshaye, Roy Houtby, and Gregg Redner. Michel Houde was absent. Photos courtesy of Sam Chiu.

Four Canadian philatelists who “have actively worked for the betterment” of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and Canadian philately have been named fellows of the esteemed national society. Dealers Hugo Deshaye of Quebec and Roy Houtby of St. Catharines, Ont., along with RPSC president Greg Redner, of London, Ont., and Toronto philatelic author... Continue reading →

Brigham’s world-championship exhibit becomes ‘objet d’art’

PHSC President Bob Stock and PHSC Journal Editor Tom Malicki with the Brigham collection book, which was available for sale at the recent Canpex-Royal *2023 * Royale held in London, Ont. (Photo by Mike Walsh)

Ron Brigham’s ultimate pinnacle of winning the Grand Prix d’Honneur for his amazing exhibit, “Province of Canada – Pence issues 1851-1868” will forever be enshrined, thanks to the Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC). After hundreds of volunteer hours, the PHSC has released an elegant hardcover book that captures the rarities that made up Brigham’s... Continue reading →

Philatelic market ‘is in good shape’

After years of pandemic-driven highs in show attendance, dealer sales and auction realizations, ensuing economic factors such as high inflation and increased interest rates may have some philatelists wondering about their impact on the hobby. While economic uncertainties abound heading into 2024, collectors, dealers and auctioneers alike believe Canada’s philatelic economy remains strong as the... Continue reading →

Exhibits shine, dealers aplenty at ‘high-end’ Royal / Canpex

An RCMP officer wearing the ceremonial uniform looks on as RPSC President Gregg Redner welcomes members, dealers, and the public to Royal *2023* Royale in London, Ont., – the first in-person show since COVID-19. The show was held in conjunction with the popular Canpex.

The “high-powered” exhibits, “outstanding jury,” “larger dealer bourse” and “all the reunions” at the first in-person Royal*Royale, since COVID-19 made for a memorable gathering for Canadian philatelists in London, Ont. “I think it’s gone even better than we thought it would,” said Gregg Redner, president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). “We had... Continue reading →

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