Volume 40 – #26

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Volume 40#26

April 19 – May 2, 2016

Dr. Sam Chiu, an accredited judge of more than a decade, will be acting as chief judge and chair of the jury at Orapex this April 30-May 1.

Aerophilately to take centre stage at upcoming Orapex

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 →

Precancels can be collected in several ways
Page 1
Philatelic community petitions to be included in plan for ‘better postal service’
Page 1
Small Queens from award-winning Brigham Collection continue legendary 10-part sale
Page 4
BNAPS releases handbooks and more exhibit volumes
Page 8

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Tales behind the cards keep deltiology thriving

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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By mwalsh
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canada released second $5 stamp 89 years after first
Page 6
Mike Smith
Grand Trunk Railway cards savour the hunt
Page 10

Randy Heimpel
Dealer’s website offers a philatelic learning experience
Page 11
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Large Queens draw big thrills for Toronto-area collector
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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