Edmonton club unveils new website

The Edmonton Stamp Club (ESC), which is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, has unveiled a new website at edmontonstampclub.ca.

“The website, webmaster and provider have been outsourced,” wrote President Barend Wissink in the group’s September ESC Bulletin.

“Our former webmaster Fred Tauber needed a much-needed rest, and difficulties with our old site made it very difficult for him to continue.” Wissink, who lauded Tauber “for all the good work,” added the new site was launched after “lots of sweat and tears but (is) doing fine.”

Formed as the Edmonton Stamp Collector’s Club in the Alberta capital in 1912, the group saw its membership grow from its first “dozen male members to an enthusiastic group of over 500 stamp families, who have met continuously for over 100 years to buy, sell, trade and learn about stamps,” according to the ESC website.

In the early days, the club met in Edmonton’s downtown library; however, its current meeting venue is St. Joseph High School, “which is in keeping with the friendly, family nature of the club. New members and visitors are always welcome to share in the evening’s fun and fellowship.”

The ESC is the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada’s life chapter #6 and the American Philatelic Society’s chapter #680.

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