Volume 45 – #21

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Volume 45#21

February 2 – February 15, 2021

Clockwise from top left: Royal Philatelic Society of Canada President Ed Kroft, outgoing Treasurer Stuart Keeley, journal Editor Robin Harris and Secretary Jane Sodero speak at the group’s Dec. 9 annual general meeting, held via Zoom.

RPSC makes moves to stall ‘membership bleed,’ financial losses

Echoing issues from past years, membership and finances were among the main topics of discussion at the first virtual annual general meeting (AGM) hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) this December. A welcome sign to officials worried about a dwindling membership base, the RPSC gained 85 members last year, jumping from 1,460 in 2019 to 1,545 in 2020. More than 90 of those members attended the recent AGM, held via Zoom on Dec. 9. “It’s wonderful to scroll through the gallery and see everyone,” said RPSC President Ed Kroft, who also spoke about the “devastating” impact COVID-19 has had on the philatelic community and country at large. Continue reading →

Features
2021 ‘Black History’ stamps feature historic settlements
Page 1
CAPEX 22 website goes live
Page 1
UNPA unveils 2021 stamp program
Page 8
Canadian Wholesale Supply founder dies after 68-year career
Page 9
Stamp Talks series begins with a bang
Page 11

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Philatelic Commentary
‘Write for Rights’ proves strength of humble pen
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Community Foundation, Remembrance, holidays round out 2020
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
G.B collectors well-served by Great Britain Concise
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
‘Wascally Wabbit’ scores second Canadian link
Page 12

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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