It was a bright and sunny weekend in Ottawa following a week of record flooding, and with the water receding, it was collectors who began flowing uncontrollably into the city – in search of stamps.The philatelic festivities at the 2019 Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic Exhibition (Orapex) kicked off on May 4, one day after the Ottawa River reached its peak amid record flooding in the capital city. Days earlier, organizers reaffirmed it would “have zero impact on Orapex,” which is held about six kilometres south of Parliament Hill.“The Ottawa River is a totally different story,” said Doug Lingard, member of the Orapex 2019 organizing committee, on May 1. Continue reading →
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A stamp honouring an amateur Japanese-Canadian baseball team that helped to remove racial barriers through sport was released by Canada Post this April.
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Canadian-born exhibitor Rob Leigh, of Illinois, took home his second Grand Award this May for his five-frame postal history exhibit on Upper Canada’s Western District.