Volume 48 – #04

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Volume 48#04

June 6 – June 19, 2023

The judges at Orapex 2023 had a challenging task as the 60th anniversary of the national show drew numerous impressive exhibits.

Orapex’s 60th also ‘the best,’ says longtime show dealer

Orapex 2023 not only drew “high-calibre” exhibits, but also crushed past attendance and set sales records for stamp dealers during the May 6-7 show at Ottawa’s Nepean Sportsplex. “Orapex 2023 was very successful in terms of the general public attending, dealer satisfaction, great exhibits, and well-attended philatelic meetings and open-to-the-public philatelic presentations,” said committee chair John Tooth. “The planning that was undertaken by the Orapex committee of 18 individuals addressed many if not all of the problems of Orapex 22. Stamp shows are detail-driven and when all of these pieces come together as they did with this year’s show, the result was an outstanding two days.” Chief judge Sam Chiu had high praise for this year’s exhibition. Continue reading →

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RPSC annual meeting this June via Zoom
Page 1
Lots, bidders double at Oxfam’s stamp auction
Page 4

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canadian-made historic land vehicles popular series
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Military marking knowledge comes together, and then some
Page 8

Ian Robertson
News Bites
King Charles III crowned; folk music legend Lightfoot dies
Page 14
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Postal succession brings ‘modern’ Charles III stamps
Page 167

Mike Smith
Kitchener-Waterloo Stampfest yields great finds
Page 17
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Jesse Robitaille
People & Philately
11 million stamps, artifacts in Holocaust exhibit
Page 22

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