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Volume 45#21 Feb 2 – Feb 15, 2021, 2021

RPSC makes moves to stall ‘membership bleed,’ financial losses

Echoing issues from past years, membership and finances were among the main topics of discussion at the first virtual annual general meeting (AGM) hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) this December. A welcome sign to officials worried about a dwindling membership base, the RPSC gained 85 members last year, jumping from 1,460 in 2019 to 1,545 in 2020. More than 90 of those members attended the recent AGM, held via Zoom on Dec. 9. “It’s wonderful to scroll through the gallery and see everyone,” said RPSC President Ed Kroft, who also spoke about the “devastating” impact COVID-19 has had on the philatelic community and country at large. Continue reading →

Clockwise from top left: Royal Philatelic Society of Canada President Ed Kroft, outgoing Treasurer Stuart Keeley, journal Editor Robin Harris and Secretary Jane Sodero speak at the group’s Dec. 9 annual general meeting, held via Zoom.

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2021 ‘Black History’ stamps feature historic settlements

Canada Post released the 13th issue of its annual Black History Month series on Jan. 22, honouring the historic settlements of Willow Grove, N.B., and Amber Valley, N.S.

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CAPEX 22 website goes live

The website for CAPEX 22, the first World One-Frame Stamp Championship, is now live at capex22.org.

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UNPA unveils 2021 stamp program

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has unveiled its 2021 stamp program, which began on Jan. 22 with a special event sheet marking the Year of the Ox.

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