Volume 44 – #12

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Volume 44#12

October 1 – October 14, 2019

Although he doesn’t deal in coins, stamp dealer Bill Coates enjoys the combination of coins and stamps on the bourse of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.

Stamps, coins offer ‘National Show’ dealers ‘a lot of cross-marketing’

Falling only a week after another major philatelic event, the Fall 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area this September, offering a glimpse into the strength of the national market. The Sept. 7-8 “National Show” kicked off only six days after this year’s British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) convention closed in Canada’s capital region. Despite the tight schedule – and with less than a five-hour drive separating the two regions – both shows were well-attended. “I had a lot of customers coming in, and I still had a good show even though I had the big BNAPS show last weekend,” said dealer Bill Coates, owner of William Coates Philatelist, who has attended each National Show since it began in 2015. Continue reading →

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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
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Robin Harris
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Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
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