RPSC eyes national shows, dedicated youth movement

George Pepall, RPSC president, said member services were strengthened and philatelic collaboration made a priority at this year’s annual general meeting.

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is hoping its new initiatives will bring the hobby across the country to collectors from coast to coast to coast. RPSC president George Pepall said the Royal*2015*Royale weekend was very productive. “We firmed up our member services in several ways and ran a spirited AGM (annual general meeting) with a contested election, which chose Stuart Keeley to join the board,” said Pepall, who added he was “exhausted” when he finally returned home to Kitchener, Ont. after spending the weekend at the society’s convention in London. Continue reading →

Smart collectors consume knowledge

Stamp collecting is not as demanding as some hobbies, however collectors need a few tools if they want to do it right. When we think about these tools, our first thoughts are such basics as tongs, perhaps hinges, and perhaps an album or stockbook. Collectors quickly find that they need other tools, such as magnifier, ultraviolet light, watermarking fluid, or digital camera. At the far end of this are the highly complex and expensive machines designed to study documents and stamps in incredible detail. Continue reading →

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