Vanpex returning amid B.C. society’s centennial

As the British Columbia Philatelic Society celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, its members have been busy preparing for Vanpex’s return to national-level status for this year’s three-day show on Sept. 27-29.

After a 12-year hiatus as a regional show, Vanpex 2019 will be held at the Nikkei Cultural Centre in Burnaby, B.C.

Organizers are expecting attendees “from far and wide, many of whom will not have visited a philatelic event in the Vancouver area for over a decade,” said bourse chair Derren Carman, who added there will be upwards of 10 dealers on the bourse.

Canada Post is slated to produce a special show postmark, which will be offered along with limited-edition souvenir covers and customized Picture Postage stamps marking the society’s centennial.

Judges of the national-level exhibition include chief Sam Chiu, of Toronto, who’s joined on the jury by David Piercey, of Edmonton, Alta., as well as Arlene Sullivan and Ed Kroft, both of Vancouver.

For more information about the upcoming show, visit vanpex2019.com.

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