Retired CBC Radio broadcaster named new editor of The Canadian Philatelist

Retired CBC Radio broadcaster Herb Colling, 63, has been named the new editor of The Canadian Philatelist (TCP), the official bi-monthly journal of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC).

Born in 1953, Colling attended the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, where he received a degree in Radio and Television Arts before studying journalism at Ottawa’s Carleton University. His career in journalism and broadcasting began at CKMP, a former radio station in Midland, Ont., at the age of 16. He eventually became a broadcaster for CBC Radio in Windsor, where he worked for several years and wrote five books about the region.


Colling retired from CBC in 2009, allowing him to return to his long-lost hobby of philately. Last fall, he joined the Essex County Stamp Club, and at his third meeting he learned TCP was seeking an editor.

“I guess it would be the National Geographic for stamp collectors,” Colling told the Windsor Star.

“It’s quite an honour to the extent that the Royal Philatelic Society is the national society of Canada and the magazine is a national magazine.”

Founded in 1950 (although online digital copies date to 1891), TCP is read by about 2,400 RPSC members.

Philatelists who are interested in writing for TCP can contact Colling at or

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