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Volume 41 – #11

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Volume 41#11

September 20 – October 3, 2016

Attendees of this year’s Convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada were treated to a high-quality bourse and an exceptional display of exhibits according to society president George Pepall.

Royal success complements society’s exceptional year

The 88th convention of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) has come to a close, and its success reflects a similarly strong year for “Canada’s national stamp club.” RPSC president George Pepall, who’s also treasurer of the Kitchener-Waterloo Philatelic Society (KWPS), host club for this year’s event, said upwards of 600 attendees were treated to top-level exhibits and a high-quality bourse over the Aug. 19-21 weekend. “We had a post-Royal meeting, and the overall perception of the event was very positive,” said Pepall. “We had fewer dealers than we would have wanted because of the very unusual timing of the event in August, but we got such good feedback from the dealers, about their sales and what they had to offer, that we’re happy for them.” Continue reading →

Features
Hobby involvement becoming more difficult to measure
Page 1
Longtime Philatelist editor retires
Page 4
RPSC continues to build support for hobby
Page 11
‘Wind of change’ noticeable at Royal exhibition
Page 16

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Some philatelic things make you go ‘hmmmm …’

After a short time in the world of stamp collecting you start to take certain things for granted, things that don’t always make sense to the rest of the world. I sat down and made a list of the weird things about this philatelic world, and decided to share my top five:

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
High jumper shunned publicly, scored gold then faded into hi
Page 6
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Mail ship sails on as wind problems ground flights to new ai
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Many first-day covers had Peace Tower cachets
Page 10
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Late MP, The Hip leave musical legacies for Canada
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
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