Volume 44 – #20

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Volume 44#20

January 21 – February 3, 2020

Royal*2020*Royale chair Rob Lunn (left) was named a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada last June. He's chairing this year's convention in Fredericton.

Fredericton to host 92nd RPSC Convention in June

For only the second time ever, the annual convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is coming to New Brunswick, where members of “Canada’s national stamp club” are slated to gather for the much-anticipated show. To be held June 19-21 in the capital of Fredericton, the 2020 Royal Convention will be hosted by the local Fredericton Stamp Club (RPSC Chapter 148). “Our club’s members are quite varied in their collections,” said Dianne Earl, president of the Fredericton club. “We have very specialized collectors, award-winning collectors and members that collect worldwide.” Continue reading →

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Show & Bourse
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Columns
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Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
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David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
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Gary Dickinson
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Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
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Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
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Robin Harris
New Issues
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