The Week in Shows (March 26-April 1)

It’s another busy week with nine shows on the philatelic calendar, and we couldn’t be happier.

Today is the final day of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show hosted by Trajan Media, publisher of CSN and CCN. The two-day show is being held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale on 6750 Mississauga Rd., in Mississauga, Ont. The bourse and exhibition hall will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, and admission and parking are free.

For more information about the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, which will return to Mississauga on Oct. 28-29, visit stampandcoinshow.com.

EDMONTON, ALTA.

Today is also the last day of the 2017 Spring National Stamp Show, which is being held at the Central Lion’s Recreational Centre on 1113-113 St., in Edmonton, Alta. Hosted by the Edmonton Stamp Club, the show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, and admission is free.

DORVAL, QUE.

From March 31-April 2, the 54th Annual Lakeshore Stamp Exhibition will be held at Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre on 1335 Bord-du-Lac in Dorval, Que. Hosted by the Lakeshore Stamp Club, the three-day show will include 100 exhibit frames and more than 20 dealers. Parking and admission are both free.

TORONTO, ONT.

On April 1, NYPEX 2017 will be hosted by the North York Philatelic Society at the Carnegie Centennial Centre on 580 Finch Ave. W., in Toronto, Ont. The show will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and feature door prizes and a silent auction. Parking and admission are both free.

FREDERICTON, N.B.

Also on April 1 is the Fredericton Spring Stamp Show and Sale at Fredericton High School on 300 Prospect St., in Fredericton, N.B. Held in the high school cafeteria from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the show will include Maritime dealers, exhibits, door prizes a silent auction and a youth table with free stamps. Parking and admission are both free.

LONDON, ONT.

Lonpex 125 will also be held on April 1 at the Ramada Inn on 817 Exeter Rd., in London, Ont. Sponsored by the London Philatelic Society, the show will be open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hotel’s Churchill Room. The bourse will feature a dozen dealers as well as a number of philatelic exhibits. Parking and admission are both free.

BURNABY, B.C.

Later this week, on April 1-2, the Vancouver Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Show will be held at the Nikkei Centre on 6688 Southoaks Cres., in Burnaby, B.C. Hosted by the North Shore Numismatic Society, the show will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. The bourse will feature a selection of stamps, postcards, coins, banknotes, tokens, medals, art, pins and more. Admission is $2 for one day or $3 for both days (although children aged 16 or under are free if accompanied by an adult). Free underground parking is also available.

The following dealers are slated to attend:

  • Adem Karisik, of Vancouver (Canadian banknotes)
  • Al Tebworth, of Vancouver (Canadian banknotes and coins)
  • Albert Benoit, of Vancouver (Canadian and world coins, banknotes)
  • Clay Elmquist, of Victoria (Canadian coins)
  • Gino Nyeste, of Vancouver (Coins and artwork)
  • Greg Jones, of Halifax (Canadian coins)
  • Hugh Powell, of Enderby (Certified Canadian coins)
  • Jason Yanko, of Abbotsford *Saturday only* (Coins and silver bullion)
  • Julian Ticehurst, of West Vancouver *Sunday only* (Ancient coins)
  • Jack Noble, of Chilliwack (Canadian and world coins, banknotes, militaria, medals)
  • Lighthouse Publications, of Quebec (Coin and stamp supplies)
  • Luciano Bassatto, of Vancouver (World stamps and covers)
  • Lynn Balmer, of Burnaby (Canadian and world coins, banknotes)
  • Michael Price, of Vancouver (Gold)
  • Peter Jensen, of Burnaby (World stamps and covers)
  • Rein Stamm, of Vancouver (Ephemera)
  • Ron Richardson, of Campbell River (Canadian and world banknotes)
  • Stan Chin, of Vancouver (Canadian and world coins, banknotes)
  • Tom Kovacs, of Vancouver (Canadian and world coins, banknotes)

WASHINGTON

Rounding out the week in shows is the Bellingham Stamp and Coin Show, which will be held April 1-2 at the Hampton Inn-Fox Hall on 3985 Bennett Dr., in Bellingham, Wash., about one hour from the Canada-U.S. border near Peace Arch Provincial Park. Hosted by the Stamp and Coin Place, the show will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow. A selection of philatelic and numismatic items will be available from about 20 dealers at more than 50 dealer tables. Admission and parking are free.

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