Stamps, coins offer ‘National Show’ dealers ‘a lot of cross-marketing’

Although he doesn’t deal in coins, stamp dealer Bill Coates enjoys the combination of coins and stamps on the bourse of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.

Falling only a week after another major philatelic event, the Fall 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area this September, offering a glimpse into the strength of the national market. The Sept. 7-8 “National Show” kicked off only six days after this year’s British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) convention closed in Canada’s capital region. Despite the tight schedule – and with less than a five-hour drive separating the two regions – both shows were well-attended. “I had a lot of customers coming in, and I still had a good show even though I had the big BNAPS show last weekend,” said dealer Bill Coates, owner of William Coates Philatelist, who has attended each National Show since it began in 2015. Continue reading →

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