Specialists society invites two to join

The invite-only Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada (PSSC) has invited two acclaimed philatelists to join its ranks.

Chip Gliedman, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Harold Krische, of Langley, B.C., were both proposed and accepted for membership in the PSSC this summer.

A collector and exhibitor over several decades, Gliedman most recently won the Grand Prix – Americas for his exhibit “Mail Routes of Rupert’s Land, British North America” at CAPEX 22. In addition to Canadian material, he also collects U.S. postal history plus British imperforate line-engraved stamps and covers. Gliedman is a member of the Postal History Society of Canada and American Philatelic Society (APS) plus a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London.

Krische has collected and researched First World War Japanese prisoner-of-war camp postal history for nearly four decades. During that time, he also presented at the Smithsonian Postal History Symposium while his literature exhibits have earned large gold medals at the Stamp Exhibition of Southern California – also known as Sescal – and the Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition. Currently the vice-president of the Military Postal History Society, Krische also belongs to the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, British North America Philatelic Society, APS, Collectors Club of New York, International Society of Japanese Philately, Forces Postal History Society and the 21 Club, a long-running Vancouver-based club.

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