Canadian just the second judge to earn cross-accreditation in postcard class

From the left, Canada’s Sam Chiu is with jurors of the picture postcard class including team leader Bernard Jiminez of France; Dr. Seija-Rita Laakso, of Finland, the world’s first accredited juror to judge the picture postcard class; Francisc Ambrus of Romania; and, apprentice Bruce Chadderton from Australia. Absent is Roger Tan of Singapore. The judging took place at the 2023 Thailand World Exhibition where FIP awarded Chiu cross-accreditation as the world’s second picture postcard juror. Photo submitted.

Canada’s Sam Chiu is only the second exhibition judge in the world to earn the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) cross-accreditation in the newly created postcard class. Chiu, who was already an FIP-accredited postal history, postal stationery and traditional international juror, received his new class after serving as a cross-accreditation candidate at November’s Thailand 2023... Continue reading →

Organized Philately looks to build on momentum in 2024

Attendance was brisk, especially on the opening day of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show sponsored by Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News. The Sept. 9-10, 2023 show, featuring more than 50 dealers from across Canada, drew hundreds of philatelic and numismatic collectors over the two days it was held at the Mississauga Hilton in Mississauga, Ont.

The second half of 2023 continued the positive trends of earlier months and years as Organized Philately honed in on the state of the hobby in Canada. Nearing the mid-point of the year, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) held its annual general (AGM) meeting on June 11 with more than 70 members tuning... Continue reading →

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