Following a 31-month pandemic hiatus, collectors, dealers and exhibitors returned to the Greater Toronto Area this April for the first National Postage Stamp & Coin Show since 2019. With most of Ontario’s pandemic restrictions lifted three weeks earlier, the two-day show kicked off on April 9 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotel in northwestern Mississauga, Ont. An unexpectedly strong turnout saw hundreds of collectors come through the doors, where they were met by a 50-dealer bourse of philatelic and numismatic dealers from across the country, including as far as Vancouver and Halifax. “It was great,” said dealer Roy Houtby, the owner of Roy’s Stamps in St. Catharines, Ont., who attends about 25 major shows across North America, including at least 10 national-level shows in the United States, each year. “Everybody we spoke to in Mississauga was quite pleased to be able to sit down and actually look at some stamps or look at some covers in person as opposed to doing it online. The vibe and the feedback we got from the collectors were very positive.” Continue reading →
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