Canadian philately remains strong as pandemic nears year three

Most of the clubs that transitioned to virtual meetings and other online events throughout the pandemic have either maintained or grown their membership, according to Royal Philatelic Society of Canada President Ed Kroft.

Two years into COVID-19, Canadian philately continues to enjoy strong demand and higher-than-expected values as the hobby builds on the lessons learned in the early days of the pandemic. Despite an ongoing lack of in-person shows, club meetings and other events, collector interest has held strong over the last 12 months. Some organizations, including the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) plus other local stamp clubs, are reporting increased membership as they continue to develop virtual programming. “I think it’s been really strong,” said RPSC President Ed Kroft, whose final term at the helm of the country’s national stamp club comes to a close this June, when the society holds its annual general meeting at CAPEX 22. Continue reading →

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