Volume 47 – #10

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Volume 47#10

August 30 – September 12, 2022

International exhibit champion Ron Brigham (centre) signs the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) Fellows book at the society’s 2002 convention in Edmonton alongside then RPSC President Charles Verge (left) and Secretary Harry Sutherland (right).

Canada’s first, only world champion Ron Brigham dies at 78

Renowned Canadian philatelist Ron Brigham, the man who assembled what Maclean’s called the “greatest collection of Canadian stamps ever,” has died at age 78 following a prolonged illness. A resident of Mississauga, Ont., where he led his fastener company Sure-Grip for four decades, Brigham died on Aug. 4. He began collecting stamps at age nine in 1953 with the help of his father Royden, and 30 years later, he focused his philatelic pursuits on building the best Canadian collection the world had ever seen. “He put Canadian philately on the map nationally and worldwide,” said Charles Verge, Brigham’s business partner and exhibit mentor across two decades. Continue reading →

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