The Week in Shows (April 23-29)

There are six shows on the philatelic calendar this week.

Later this week, on April 29, the Kingston Stamp and Coin Festival will be held at the Ongwanada Centre on 191 Portsmouth Ave. in Kingston, Ont. Both the Kingston Coin Club and Kingston Stamp Club are sponsoring the show, which will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The show will feature 15 tables of coins and stamps, including club consignment sales. There will also be a “Cover Corner,” where dozens of big boxes of covers from all over the world will be available.

“Feel free to bring anything you like for an informal appraisal,” reads the Kingston Stamp Club website. “There will be professional dealers on hand to let you know if you have something valuable!”

BRIGHTON, ONT.

Also being held April 29 is the 2017 South-Central/Eastern Ontario Coin, Stamp and Postcard Event being held at the King Edward Community Centre on 75 Elizabeth St. in Brighton, Ont. The event will be open the public from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and will feature more than one million worldwide coins, currency banknotes, postage stamps, covers and postcards. Related hobby supplies will also be available at discounted prices.

TIMMINS, ONT.

April 29 is also the date of the Fourth Annual Timmins Coin and Stamp Show, which is being held at the McIntyre Community Centre on 85 McIntyre Rd. in Timmins, Ont. Jointly hosted by the Timmins Coin Club and the Timmins Stamp Club, the show will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

According to organizers, this is Ontario’s “most northern annual coin show and is well attended by collectors around Northeast Ontario.” It features several dealers, silent auctions, exhibit and club tables. Admission and parking are free.

The Calgary Spring Bourse will be open on April 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on April 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ALBERTA

On April 29-30, the Calgary Philatelic Society will host the Calgary Spring Bourse at the Kerby Centre on 1133-7 Ave. SW. in Calgary, Alta. The bourse will feature about 10 dealers, a number of club tables and an auction area. Admission and parking are free.

Confirmed dealers include:

  • Clyde Vincent Ltd;
  • Don Kaye;
  • Ihor Rudyk;
  • Les Garvey and Sons;
  • MJR Postcards and Covers;
  • Rail Side Philatelic Services;
  • The Stamp Collection Connection;
  • Royal William Ltd; and
  • Zatka Philately.

QUEBEC

Also on April 29, the Expo Multi-Collections de Rimouski will be held at Hôtel Rimouski on 225 René Lepage Est. in Rimouski, Que. The show will feature more than 50 tables of merchants and exhibitors of coins, stamps, postcards, sports cards and other material. The bourse will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission is free.

NOVA SCOTIA

Rounding out the week in shows is the Valley Stamp Club Annual Exhibition and Sale, which is being held April 29 at the Port Williams Community Centre on 1045 Main St. in Port Williams, N.S. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and feature philatelic dealers, exhibits, an auction and a special table with proceeds going to a local charity. Admission and parking are both free.

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