World of philately awakens as harbinger ‘National Show’ draws 1,100-plus to Mississauga

More than 1,100 people came through the doors of the Spring 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show on March 23-24. It was a record attendance for the biannual show, the first of which was held in May 2016.

A sure sign of spring’s arrival, the hobby season began to bloom this March as the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show opened its doors in Mississauga.On March 23-24, more than 1,100 show-goers, about 50 dealers and dozens of competing exhibitors returned to Hilton Mississauga’s 9,000-square-foot Graydon Hall for what was the largest gathering since the show began in 2016.“It’s always one of the best spring shows, and it’s a great way to start the season,” said dealer Stephan Bilodeau, owner of Canadian-Stamps, who has attended all seven shows since the first in May 2016, about six months after Trajan Publishing acquired the rights to the former “National Postage Stamp Show” from the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association. Continue reading →

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