Volume 43 – #03

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Volume 43#03

May 29 – June 11, 2018

Stéphane Cloutier, show program chair and general consultant, said he was ‘very pleased’ with this year’s show.

Orapex ‘something special’

With undying enthusiasm, philatelists from across Canada made the annual pilgrimage to the nation’s capital this May for the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic Exhibition, commonly referred to as Orapex. It was the 57th consecutive gathering since the show was founded in 1961, and this year’s two-day bourse and exhibition was nothing short of special, according to dealer Frank Hoyles, owner of Blenheim, Ont.’s C. Frank Hoyles. “This place is special; it really, really is,” said Hoyles, who has been in business for nearly 30 years. “In this hobby, this is sort of the centre of the universe for Canada. Orapex is always one of the real, true highlights of the year.” Continue reading →

‘Impressive’ lot of stampless covers highlights Eastern Auctions June sale
Page 1
RPSC’s new strategic plan aims for hobby to ‘thrive and prosper’
Page 1
Magenta’s value attracts eccentrics
Page 11
War-time postal protocol highlights Orapex exhibition
Page 12
Montréal collector discovers another new imperforate variety
Page 17

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Actresses lit up early Hollywood screens
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Exhibitor has a barrel of data on specialized handstamps
Page 8

Mike Smith
Postcard Memories Show yields novelty bonanza
Page 10
Ian Robertson
News Bites
Royal baby named for Lord Mountbatten
Page 14

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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