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Volume 43 – #17

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Volume 43#17

December 11 – December 24, 2018

The 'National Stamp Club Challenge' will be held in conjunction with Canpex 2019, which is slated for next Oct. 19-20.

‘National Stamp Club Challenge’ issued by Canpex organizers

The Canpex organizing committee has issued a challenge to clubs across Canada for what will be the fourth gathering since the show was reinvented in 2016. Dubbed the “National Stamp Club Challenge,” the new nationwide initiative will be held in conjunction with Canpex 2019, which is slated for next Oct. 19-20. “This fun event provides an opportunity for club members to become more involved in our great hobby,” said Canpex co-chair John Sheffield. “I know there are a lot of club members who have never exhibited, and this is their opportunity to put their little toe in the water.” Continue reading →

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Columns
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