Volume 47 – #03

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Volume 47#03

May 24 – June 6, 2022

Orapex 2022, held in Ottawa on April 23-24, marked Canada’s first national-level exhibition in 30 months.

First Orapex in three years ‘a complete success’

Canada’s first in-person national show since October 2019 went ahead to hearty applause this April as a recently reformed organizational structure found success at a new venue. Reorganized last year as an Ontario not-for-profit corporation known as the Ottawa Regional Association of Stamp Exhibitions – or Orapex – the group hosted its first event on April 23-24; however, it was the show’s 59th outing since 1961. The new venue, a heated curling rink at the Nepean Sportsplex, held about 30 dealers and nearly 170 exhibit frames while drawing praise from many show-goers. “If compliments testify to the strength of the show, it was a complete success,” said show chair John Tooth, a former president of the Ottawa Philatelic Society (OPS), one of the three main clubs whose members organize the annual show. “We have received thanks related to the exhibits and the bourse from a wide range of attendees, including dealers, philatelists and exhibitors.” Continue reading →

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