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Volume 44 – #05

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Volume 44#05

June 25 – July 8, 2019

From left: Postal History Society of Canada Symposium co-chair Bill Longley, dealer Shirley Coates and collector Jerry Piotrowski enjoy the bourse at the Fall 2018 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.

‘Symposium’ connects historians with history

A sign of summer holidays for some philatelists, the annual Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC) Symposium is now in its third year. Once again, this year’s festivities are set to kick off this July in Hamilton, Ont. From the 15-dealer bourse and 120-frame exhibition hall inside the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel, the symposium – in the truest sense of the word – will venture out beyond Hamilton and into the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region. “It helps to put the smaller aspect of what we do in postal history within the entire context of the history and development of our country,” said PHSC Symposium co-chair Bill Longley, owner of Longley Auctions. Continue reading →

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Regulars
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Show & Bourse
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Columns
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
An icy flight home with stamps in tow
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Ian Robertson
Looking Back
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Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
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Randy Heimpel
StampNet
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Mike Smith
Deltiology
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
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Robin Harris
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