By Jesse Robitaille Orapex is set to return to the nation’s capital this April 30-May 1, when it will pay tribute to this year’s theme of aerophilately. Event chair Michael Powell said the upcoming show – held at the RA Centre on 2451 Riverside Dr. in Ottawa, Ont. – opens at 10 a.m. on both days, running until 6 p.m. on April 30 and 4 p.m. the following day. Parking and admission are both free of charge. “For collectors, it’s an excellent opportunity to see exhibits, make contacts with dealers and add to their collections,” said Powell, who’s also the show’s bourse chair. “For the non-collecting public, the exhibits can also be very interesting, and we’ll have a lot related to aerophilately. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum will also be putting on a display at the show.” Continue reading →
Impressive. I am referring to the Toronto Postcard Club’s 35th annual show and sale. It all started as soon as I arrived at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Don Mills. The parking lot was filling up fast and the lineup to get inside the show stretched back to the entrance doors. One club member told me they were expecting at least 200 attendees. Well, there’s no doubt in my mind they exceeded that number and more. Inside, the hall was lined wall-to-wall with some 40 tables with dealers offering antique postcards representing most countries around the world and, no doubt, likely every theme imaginable. In a feature story Canadian Stamp News published last year, club president George Sachs said postcard collectors often enjoy the personal stories on the back as much as the historical images on the front.
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