Volume 47 – #16

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Volume 47#16

November 22 – December 5, 2022

Overall, nine exhibits – about a third of the competitive entries at Canpex – earned large golds, the highest medal level, with 90 or more points.

Canpex Grand winner offers ‘very aesthetic experience’

Ontario philatelist Stuart Reddington took home the Grand Award at Canpex for his eight-frame exhibit on Canada’s Small Queen stamps, the country’s longest-running series, which spanned more than 25 years in the late 1800s. The exhibit, entitled “Canada Small Queens, 1870-1897,” earned 97 points to top the field of 30 competitive exhibits at the Oct. 15-16 national-level show in London, Ont. It also earned the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) Excellence Award for material – one of five aspects recognized by the national society – plus the Best BNA (British North America) Exhibit honour from the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS). “What was striking about his exhibit was the intelligence of its construction,” said jury chair John Wilson, a Toronto-based national-level judge. “It has a lot of very good pieces, it shows usages after every value, which is an interesting way to do this … and it was very well shaped and very pleasantly mounted. It was a very aesthetic experience to look at that exhibit.” Continue reading →

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Pick Our Brain
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Pot Pourri
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David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
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Ian Robertson
Looking Back
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Page 14
Robin Harris
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Jesse Robitaille
People & Philately
The urge to collect will carry forward
Page 23

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