There are five major stamp shows taking place in three Canadian provinces this week.
First up is today’s Apex 2019 Stamp and Coin Show, which is being hosted by the Ajax-Pickering Stamp Club at the Pickering Recreation Complex on 1867 Valley Farm Rd., in Pickering, Ont.
Open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the show boasts free admission and parking and will feature club lots plus 10-cent books and youth tables for young collectors.
Today is also Ampex 2019, which is being hosted by the Fraser Valley Philatelic Club at W. J. Mouat Secondary School on 32355 Mouat Dr., in Abbotsford, B.C.
There will be several dealers buying, selling and trading material plus door prize draws for attendees. Admission and parking are free.
On May 3, the Winnipeg Philatelic Society will host StampShow ’19 at the Sunova Centre on 48 Holland Rd., in West St. Paul, Man.
The show will feature 50 frames of competitive and non-competitive exhibits, show covers, upwards of 10 dealers and a youth table. Admission and parking are free.
This year, Orapex is recognizing “Elizabethan-Era Philately” as the show theme. The show will be open to the public on May 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on May 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission and parking are both free, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.
SAUGEEN SHOW & EXHIBITION
Rounding out the week in shows is the Annual Saugeen Stamp Club Show and Exhibition, which will be hosted by the Saugeen Stamp Club at the Hanover Knights of Columbus Hall on 963 Bruce Rd. 4 in Hanover, Ont.
Open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the show will feature 12 dealers, competitive exhibits and free parking and admission. Organizers will also be donating free stamps to youth attendees.
There are six shows on the philatelic docket next week.
- the final day of Orapex 2019 on May 5 in Ottawa;
- the Timmins Stamp and Coin Show on May 5 in Timmins, Ont.;
- the Stratford Mayday Stamp Show on May 5 in Stratford, Ont.;
- the Best Western Stamp Show on May 11 in St. Catharines, Ont.;
- the monthly Moncton Stamp Fair on May 11 in Moncton, N.B.; and
- Lampex 2019 on May 11 in Sarnia, Ont.
For more information about upcoming shows, visit our “Events” page or look out for our Canadian Coin and Stamp Show Planner 2019, which is a comprehensive handbook-sized listing of all local, regional and national shows in Canada as well as major international shows abroad.