The Week in Shows (Oct. 9-15)

This Saturday, Oct. 15 is the monthly Burloak Stamp Fair, held at Burlington, Ont.’s Seniors’ Centre on 2285 New St.

The show – a regular monthly gathering for the past 19 years – is slated to feature upwards of 10 dealers buying and selling a range of philatelic material from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Also being held on Oct. 15 is the Antique, Collectable and Nostalgia Show at the North Bay Elks Club on 325 Elks Ln., in North Bay, Ont. Stamps, coins and collectibles will be available on the bourse alongside a series of stamp exhibits. Parking is free, and admission is only $5.

London will also be home to Canpex 2016 on Oct. 15-16. Hosted by the Middlesex Stamp Club at the Hellenic Community Centre on 133 Southdale Rd. W., the inaugural Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition will feature 150 frames of competitive exhibits, more than 30 dealer tables and free parking and admission.

The Canpex 2016 theme is

The Canpex 2016 theme is Frederick Banting (1891-1941).

“This will be the start of the ‘exhibition season’ for collectors to qualify their exhibits for the APS World Series of Philately. Thus, we expect the demand from collectors wishing to exhibit will be high,” said show organizers, who added only the best exhibits will be accepted.

“At Canpex 2016 you will be able to visit dealers you would not normally see and view world class exhibits. You will also renew old acquaintances with fellow collectors and meet new collectors with similar interests.”

Canadian Stamp News will be attending Canpex 2016 at dealer table Nos. 1-2. For a full list of dealers, click here.

The show will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 16.


The 55th Annual Barrie Stamp Exhibit and Bourse will also be held Oct. 15. Hosted by the Barrie District Stamp Club (BDSC) at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club on 7 George St., in Barrie, Ont., will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  There are slated to be about 15 dealers with varying specialties such as postal history, deltiology, British Commonwealth and British North America.

Confirmed dealers include:

  • Hugh Anderson, of Oakville, Ont.;
  • Jim Carde, of Brantford, Ont.;
  • Nigel MacKey, of Oshawa, Ont.;
  • Rodney Paige, of Thorold, Ont.;
  • Stanley Doktor, Toronto, Ont;
  • Ted Wright, Markham, Ont.’s Hollywood Canteen;
  • Neil Elson, of Spragge, Ont.’s Kane Stamps;
  • George Kaltenecker, of Etobicoke, Ont.’s Covernutz;
  • Ron Feero, of Georgetown, Ont.’s Loyalist Stamps; and
  • Chris Goetz, of Barrie, Ont.’s Northern Stamp and Coin.

BDSC members will display their annual exhibits for judging by a renowned judge of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). Admission and parking are free.

Founded on Dec. 1, 1960, the BDSC is Chapter 73 of The RPSC.


This Oct. 15-16, Caltapex 2016 is being hosted by the Calgary Philatelic Society in Calgary, Alta. The show, which will open at 10 a.m. on both days and close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 16, boasts a dozen dealers as well as an auction. Admission is free.


Today, the Ottawa Coin and Stamp Dealers Association will host its monthly bourse at the RA Centre on 2451 Riverside Dr., in Ottawa. The show runs from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and parking and admission are free.

On Oct. 10, the Hamilton Stamp Club will host a meeting at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School on 1824 Rymal Rd. E., in Hamilton, Ont.

On Oct. 11, the West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) will host a regular meeting and auction at 7:30 p.m. The club’s first meeting took place March 10, 1935, and four years later it joined The RPSC as Chapter 14. It currently meets at 80 Lothian Ave., in Etobicoke, Ont.

On Oct. 11, the Kawartha Stamp Club will host its Fall Auction at 810 Frank St., in Peterborough, Ont. The club uses uses the following guidelines for its auctions:

  • items submitted for auction must have an “Auction Sales Slip” attached to it;
  • a maximum of 10 lots will be sold to each attendee;
  • a minimum reserve value is set at $3 a lot;
  • no maximum value is set;
  • bidders will have an opportunity to view the items for sale and must note on the Auction Sales Slip if they wish to bid on it (only noted items will be placed in the auction;
  • there is no “buyer’s premium;” however 10 per cent of the hammer price goes to the club; and
  • unsold items must be reclaimed by the bidder at the end of the auction.

Also on Oct. 11, the Saskatoon Stamp Club will host its monthly meeting at St. John’s Cathedral Hall on 816 Spadina Cres. E. It will also be the club’s third annual ladies night.

On Oct. 12, Coquitlam, B.C.’s Centennial Stamp Club will host a “six-page display swap-and-shop” at Poirier Community Centre on 630 Poirier St.

Also on Oct. 12, the Oxford Philatelic Society will host a meeting at South Gate Centre on 191 Old Wellington St. S., in Woodstock, Ont., at 7:30 p.m.

On Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m., the North Toronto Stamp Club (NTSC) will host a presentation at which two of its members will discuss their collections. Founded in 1938, the NTSC is Chapter Five of The RPSC. The club meets at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Park on 1585 Yonge St., in Toronto.

On Oct. 13, the Kitchener-Waterloo Philatelic Society will host a meeting and auction beginning at 7 p.m. The club meets in the Community Room of the Albert McCormick Community Center, 500 Parkside Dr., Waterloo, Ont.

Also on Oct. 13, the Ottawa Philatelic Society (OPS) will host an exhibit night as well as a Canada study group meeting. According to the OPS website, the Canada Study Group meets monthly to discuss the stamps and postal history of Canada and British North America. Meetings typically begin with a brief show-and-tell session to provide members with an opportunity to share material from their collections. The remainder of the meeting is comprised of a discussion on a specific philatelic topic led by a group member. Guest Sean Michel will speak about Canadian pre-cancels on Oct. 13.

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