Volume 48 – #15

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Volume 48#15

November 7 – November 20, 2023

An RCMP officer wearing the ceremonial uniform looks on as RPSC President Gregg Redner welcomes members, dealers, and the public to Royal *2023* Royale in London, Ont., – the first in-person show since COVID-19. The show was held in conjunction with the popular Canpex.

Exhibits shine, dealers aplenty at ‘high-end’ Royal / Canpex

The “high-powered” exhibits, “outstanding jury,” “larger dealer bourse” and “all the reunions” at the first in-person Royal*Royale, since COVID-19 made for a memorable gathering for Canadian philatelists in London, Ont. “I think it’s gone even better than we thought it would,” said Gregg Redner, president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). “We had many fine dealers and an unbelievable collection of exhibits that are very high standard. And having such an amazing jury pool, with jurists from as far as Australia, and the U.S, it’s really been a high-end show.” Hosted by the London-Middlesex Stamp Club, Royal *2023* Royale was held in conjunction with the popular Canpex show at London’s Hellenic Community Centre. This year’s theme focused on the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The opening ceremony included a Mountie wearing the iconic red tunic, Stetson hat, and high brown boots that are defining elements of the RCMP’s ceremonial uniform. Continue reading →

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St. Pierre and Miquelon exhibit takes top prize at Royal
Page 12
New stamp honours Canadian actor Donald Sutherland
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Pick Our Brain
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Page 4
CSN Marketplace
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Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Four legendary Canadians on attractive poster-like stamps
Page 6
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News Bites
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Page 14

Robin Harris
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