Volume 47 – #24

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Volume 47#24

March 14 – March 27, 2023

Exhibitors far and wide continue to debate the pros and cons of virtual exhibitions following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual exhibitions build skills, bolster hobby

Exhibitors, judges and organizers continue to debate the pros and cons of virtual exhibiting after more than 33 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, which upended exhibitions from the local to the international level. While in-person exhibitions returned around the world in 2022, virtual competitions filled the void through much of 2020 and 2021. After decades of traditional in-person events, the experience offered by virtual shows – or hybrid shows with both virtual and in-person components – has been a learning curve for all parties. “It’s a lot different doing a live show compared to a virtual show,” said Vancouver philatelist Ed Kroft, an award-winning exhibitor and international-level judge accredited by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), of which he’s the past president. “The experience is different, but I actually like virtual exhibiting because I think exhibitors get the chance to put their exhibit in front of a judge for a lengthy period of time. Judges can thoroughly study it relative to an in-person event, where the jury has less time to view the exhibits.” Continue reading →

Features
Brigham, Lundeen collections offer significant rarities
Page 1
Walsh, Moore win 2022 Pratt Award second consecutive year
Page 1
New exhibiting concept coming to Québec City Old Paper Show
Page 4
Toronto’s Jean Wang to host ATA workshop
Page 11
Athena Collection concludes with part two
Page 16

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Canadian Rangers formed amid fears of wartime attack
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Exhibit book deepens knowledge of semi-official airmail
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Wartime worries fuelled creation of highway to North
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Jesse Robitaille
People & Philately
‘Conversations’ podcast good for philately
Page 22

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