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Volume 44#03 May 28 – Jun 10, 2019, 2019

Orapex unimpeded by record flooding

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 →

Bagpiper and Vietnam War veteran Vance McDougall kicks off Orapex 2019 with the sound of music as the doors open on May 4 of the two-day show.

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Vancouver Asahi baseball stamp explores ‘dark time’ in Canadian history

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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Batman, Wonder Woman stamps set path for philately’s future

In 2014, amid record low mail volumes, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) saw in the 75th anniversary of Batman an opportunity it couldn’t resist.

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Leigh wins second Grand Award for Western District postal history exhibit

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.

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