This year saw Canadian philately continue to build on the advances it made over the prior three pandemic-stricken years as COVID-19 became less of an everyday concern and more of a past predicament. As the world marked the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the hobby remained well-positioned to move forward after years of restrictions, shuttered shows, club meetings, dealer stores, and other public outings. Despite the years-long ordeal, strong collector activity has led to higher-than-expected demand for dealers and auctioneers while market values also reached unprecedented heights. Proof of the market’s strength came early and often throughout 2023, beginning with the first of four sales of Ron Brigham’s international Grand Prix-winning Province of Canada collection. The last material held by the late philatelist before his death in August 2022, it rewrote the record books in the days leading up this spring. Continue reading →
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