Volume 48 – #06

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Volume 48#06

July 4 – July 17, 2023

More than 70 members of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada attended its June 11 virtual annual general meeting.

Hobby gaining steam in Canada, RPSC reports

Philately in Canada is gaining momentum with new collectors embracing the hobby, as observed at the June 11 annual general meeting of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). “I’ve been noticing over the last several months I am getting quite a few new customers,” dealer Christopher McFetridge said as he shared his “observation” during the meeting’s open forum. “While I cannot be absolutely sure, I am basing this on what some of my (customers) have told me, but in others, I am surmising it based on what is being bought.” McFetridge, owner of Brixton Chrome stamps and auctions based in St. John, N.B., told the 70-plus members in attendance he is optimistic about the state of philately in Canada. Continue reading →

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