Canada’s first, only world champion Ron Brigham dies at 78

International exhibit champion Ron Brigham (centre) signs the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) Fellows book at the society’s 2002 convention in Edmonton alongside then RPSC President Charles Verge (left) and Secretary Harry Sutherland (right).

Renowned Canadian philatelist Ron Brigham, the man who assembled what Maclean’s called the “greatest collection of Canadian stamps ever,” has died at age 78 following a prolonged illness. A resident of Mississauga, Ont., where he led his fastener company Sure-Grip for four decades, Brigham died on Aug. 4. He began collecting stamps at age nine... Continue reading →

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