The Week in Shows: Year-end Roundup

As we enter the second week of December and show season nears its momentary halt, there are handful of year-end events to note.

First up is the Dec. 10 meeting of the Sarnia Stamp Club, which will host its annual Christmas social for members.

On Dec. 11, the Hamilton Stamp Club will meet for its final event of the year at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School on 1824 Rymal Rd. E. in Hamilton, Ont.

Also on Dec. 11, the RA Centre Stamp Club will host a guest speaker from Canada Post. Later this month, on Dec. 18, the club will host its Christmas social.

On Dec. 12, the Kawartha Stamp Club will host its annual Christmas party, auction and elimination draw. A complete turkey dinner will be served (tickets required).

The Saskatoon Stamp Club will also host a regular meeting on Dec. 12.

Also on Dec. 12, the Fraser Valley Philatelic Club will host its final meeting of 2017.

Again, on Dec. 12, the Nova Scotia Stamp Club will host a club social featuring a member’s bourse and charity auction. The club meets at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.


On Dec. 14,  meeting of the Barrie District Stamp Club. The meeting will include sales circuit binders and auction tables. The club meets at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church across from the Barrie Public Library.

Also on Dec. 14, the Kitchener-Waterloo Philatelic Society will host its final meeting of 2017 at the Albert McCormick Community Centre on 500 Parkside Dr. in Waterloo, Ont. The meeting will include Stratford circuit books; a Christmas show and tell; and a free draw.

The North Toronto Stamp Club (NTSC) will also host its pot luck festive dinner.

“A popular part of the program is to have NTSC members show a one-page exhibit on a topic  of their choosing (not just Christmas),” reads the club’s website, which adds three winners will “be selected by our friendly exhibit judge.”

Rounding out the Dec. 14 events is the Ottawa Philatelic Society’s guest speaker presentation, which will explain how to read the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps. Later this month, on Dec. 21, the society will celebrate the festive season.

On Dec. 15, the Greater Victoria Philatelic Society will host its annual Christmas party.


On Dec. 16, the monthly Burloak Stamp Fair will return to Burlington, Ont.’s Seniors’ Centre on 2285 New St. A regular monthly gathering for the past two decades, the show is slated to feature about nine dealers buying and selling a range of philatelic material from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Also on Dec. 16—and just down the road from Burlington—is the Best Western Stamp Show, being held in the Niagara Room of St. Catharines’ Best Western Hotel. The show is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and features free parking, admission and appraisals. The show is sponsored by local dealer Roy Houtby, owner of Roy’s Stamps, which specializes in stamps and covers of Canada and the British Commonwealth.


On Dec. 17, the Bramalea Stamp Club will host its regular Tuesday meeting featuring a club stamp dealer; a silent auction as well as a table auction; and club circuit books. The meeting’s theme is the Brampton Philatelic Club.


On Dec. 18, the Edmonton Stamp Club will host its annual Christmas party.

On Dec. 19, the St. Catharines Stamp Club will host its Christmas party and auction night.

On Dec. 20, the British Columbia Philatelic Society will host its monthly auction. Sellers are invited to consign up to six items, and the club keeps a 10 per cent commission. The society will also host a swap and shop social on Dec. 27.

On Dec. 28, the Vancouver Island Philatelic Society will host its annual Christmas party.

For more information about upcoming shows, visit our “Events” page.

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