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Volume 42 – #05

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Volume 42#05

June 27 – July 10, 2017

George Pepall, left, outgoing president of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, stands with outgoing treasurer Rodney Paige.

Social events overcome ‘disappointing turnout’ at Royal*2017*Royale

For the third time in less than a decade, the annual convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) was held in Québec, where attendees – although sparse – were treated to a “uniquely Québec event.” Recently held in Dorval in 2011 as well as Québec city in 2008, the RPSC Convention returned to “la belle province” for its 89th edition this May 26-28; however, this year’s three-day show, held at Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville, saw a “disappointing turnout” according to outgoing RPSC President George Pepall. “We certainly ate well throughout the weekend,” he said, recalling the three-course wine and cheese function as well as the awards banquet. “It was fun, and a uniquely Québec event.” Pepall added the hotel was a “perfect venue” for a philatelic convention. “There are marvellous facilities all in one structure, both for the ongoing events throughout the weekend and the display itself with the dealers surrounding the hall, but attendance wasn’t what we’d like it to be,” he said. “We didn’t have the foot traffic that we would’ve wanted and might’ve expected in a bigger community, but you have huge support there from the local politicians, especially the mayor, Jean Martel.” Continue reading →

Features
Collectors weigh in on Canada 150 series
Page 3
Royal exhibition ‘très fort’ with 11 Large Golds awarded in Quebec
Page 10
A busy philatelic weekend in Boucherville
Page 11

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Henderson’s famous 1972 goal gets another postal tribute
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Scott’s specialized catalogues help sharpen collectors’ focu
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Many faces of Bond a popular stamp subject
Page 14
Robin Harris
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From around the world
Page 18

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