RPSC president to explore ‘uncommon destinations’ for mail from Palestine during British occupation—tonight

Ed Kroft, the president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), will lead the next session of the group’s virtual seminar series tonight, when he’s set to speak about a long-running collecting interest.

Dubbed “Stamp Talks” and “Stamp Panels,” the RPSC seminar series began in January and runs through 2021 with 24 virtual events – two a month – led by collectors, philatelists, exhibitors, judges and other prominent people in Canadian philately.

Tonight’s “Stamp Talks” presentation by Kroft will provide “an epic adventure around the world,” according to an RPSC statement. An international-level judge and past president of the Society of Israel Philatelists (SIP), he will highlight more than 150 rare covers sent from Palestine to various uncommon worldwide destinations over more than three decades—from late 1917 through May 1948.

“His presentation will describe and analyze covers to over 100 different sovereign states, colonies, territories and possessions,” according to an RPSC statement. “The presentation will satisfy your appetite for an entertaining mix of history, geography and philately filled with extensive research.”

Last year, Kroft won the SIP’s Dr. Leopold Dickstein Memorial Award for “excellence” in the SIP’s print and digital publications, where he regularly writes about Holy Land philately. He has also exhibited that area at the regional, national and international levels.

To register for this virtual presentation – to begin tonight at 7 p.m. (ET) on Zoom – click here. Each virtual seminar session can only hold 100 attendees.

After tonight’s seminar, the next virtual session – for the Stamp Panels series – will be held on July 19. Four collectors will highlight one of the countless philatelic collecting areas, “Communications during War,” with Chris Hargreaves moderating the discussion among panelists Garfield Portch, Chris Green and John Wilson. To register for next week’s event, click here.

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