Volume 46 – #19

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Volume 46#19

January 4 – January 17, 2022

Most of the clubs that transitioned to virtual meetings and other online events throughout the pandemic have either maintained or grown their membership, according to Royal Philatelic Society of Canada President Ed Kroft.

Canadian philately remains strong as pandemic nears year three

Two years into COVID-19, Canadian philately continues to enjoy strong demand and higher-than-expected values as the hobby builds on the lessons learned in the early days of the pandemic. Despite an ongoing lack of in-person shows, club meetings and other events, collector interest has held strong over the last 12 months. Some organizations, including the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) plus other local stamp clubs, are reporting increased membership as they continue to develop virtual programming. “I think it’s been really strong,” said RPSC President Ed Kroft, whose final term at the helm of the country’s national stamp club comes to a close this June, when the society holds its annual general meeting at CAPEX 22. Continue reading →

Features
CAPEX 22 five months out
Page 1
Regional-level CalVirt returns in January
Page 9
High quality sells strong at Sparks’ final sale of ’21
Page 13

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
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
Welcome to the metaverse
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Newfoundland stamps present a Royal Family who’s who
Page 6

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Gale & Polden an essential source of patriotics
Page 8
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Judge and author gets to the heart of exhibiting
Page 10

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Postmark the new year with a philatelic resolution
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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