The Week in Shows (April 9-15)

There are four shows on the docket this week.

Today is the final day of Postalia Spring 2017, which is being hosted by La Société Numismatique de Québec at the SCFP on 5100 Boulevard des Gradins in Québec. There are slated to be more than 30 stamp, postcard and coin dealers in attendance.


Also taking place today is the Spring 2017 Northeastern Antique, Collectible and Nostalgia Show—the largest collectible show in Northern Ontario featuring coins—which is being held at the North Bay Elks Club on 325 Elks Ln., in North Bay, Ont. The bourse will boast an extensive stock of commemorative medals and tokens; stamps; postcards; vintage toys; posters; militaria; comics; small antiques; vinyl and much more.

The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission is $5 (although children aged 12 and under are free).


According to show co-organizer Jeff Fournier, who’s also CCN‘s consulting editor, net profits from the Spring 2017 Northeastern show will be donated to the Dionne Quintuplet Home Museum Project.

“This is our fourth show,” said co-organizer Bill Alexander. “We have 60 tables with dealers buying and selling stamps, coins, small antiques, militaria, comics, vintage toys and collectibles, train, bicycle and automobile collectibles, old jewelry, postcards and so much more.”

An exhibit of Dionne Quints Collectibles will also be featured at the show.

“We will also be accepting donations to help with the operations of the Dionne Quints’ Museum,” added Alexander.

According to Fournier, the show is popular with all tables sold out.

“We’ll likely have to go with two rooms our next show,” said Fournier, who added there’s a waiting list for dealers. “So, if you are interested in renting a table or booth for our Oct. 22 show, you had better do so very soon.”

“We know that a huge number of people in North Bay are interested in preserving our history. And that’s what collectors do,” added Fournier.

For more information about today’s show, visit the show’s Facebook page at


Also being held today is Ampex 2017, the annual show of the Fraser Valley Philatelic Club, at W.J. Mouat Secondary School on 32355 Mouat Dr., in Abbotsford, B.C. Attendees are invited to peruse the exhibits as well as buy, sell and trade from a number of dealers. Admission is free.


Rounding out the week in shows is the monthly Burloak Stamp Fair, which will return to Burlington, Ont.’s Seniors’ Centre on April 15. The show—a regular monthly gathering for the past two decades—is slated to feature upwards of 10 dealers buying and selling a range of philatelic material from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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