Volume 44 – #08

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Volume 44#08

August 6 – August 19, 2019

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada President Ed Kroft talks with Garfield Portch, of the West Toronto Stamp Club, one of three co-hosts of this year’s Royal Convention in Mississauga.

Well-attended AGM a welcome sign for RPSC

It was standing-room only this June for the annual general meeting (AGM) of “Canada’s national stamp club,” whose membership came out in droves to witness firsthand the recent changes to their group’s strategic plan. Tying into the plan’s underlying theme – “It’s Your Royal,” which was also one of the themes for this year’s convention – members of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) were invited to ask questions, raise concerns and voice their opinions at the June 22 meeting. “My mandate, amongst others, has been to advocate for an inclusive society,” said RPSC President Ed Kroft, who came to the helm of the organization in 2017. Continue reading →

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Regulars
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Show & Bourse
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Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
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David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
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Mike Smith
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
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Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
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Robin Harris
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