Canada’s military postal history focus of next Stamp Talks

Philatelist and dealer Bill Longley will take the next group of Stamp Talks participants on an exploration of Canada’s military post history.

Presented monthly by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and Sparks Auctions, the Nov. 13  Stamp Talks is entitled, “Starting a military postal history collection or exhibit”.

Collecting since age seven, Longley is the owner of Longley Auctions and for more than 20 years is a regular dealer at many local and national stamp shows across Canada. .He, along with fellow stamp dealer Hugo Deshaye, served as co-chairs of the Capex 22 dealer bourse, held last June at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre .

Longley, who also serves as a volunteer on the Expertizing Committee for the Vincent Graves Green Philatelic Research Foundation, his active areas of collecting include the 1977 12-cent, 14-cent, and 17-cent Parliament stamps; the 1992 edible berries; an exhibit on fluorescence; a display class on the Tragically Hip; and, early stampless of worldwide countries (one of each, just for fun). Longley is also a collector of literature, especially auction catalogues, postal guides, and reports.

A former editor of the Postal History Society of Canada’s publication, the PHSC Journal, Longley also administers the book department for the British North Philatelic Society’s book department etc.

In the program description, Longley states he will conclude his Stamp Talks presentation with a list of unexplored topics and he will provide participants with references to support their journey.

To register for the Nov. 13 Stamp Talks, click this link.


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