The Week in Shows (Feb. 12-18)

There are several philatelic shows and meetings on the docket this week.

On Feb. 13, the Hamilton Stamp Club will host a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School on 1824 Rymal Rd. E., in Hamilton, Ont.

On Feb. 15 the Owen Sound Stamp Club and Burlington Stamp Club will each host regular meetings.

The following day, Feb. 16, will see the Cambridge Stamp Club host a regular meeting.

Feb. 16 is also the deadline for submissions to Grand News, the news and events listing published by the Grand River Valley Philatelic Association (GRVPA).


There are also a couple U.S. stamp shows taking place near the Canadian border this week.

Today, in Renton, Wash., the Fenwick Stamp and Coin Show will be held at the Red Lion Hotel.

Later this week, on Feb. 17-19, the World Series of Philately show, Aripex 2017, will be held in Mesa, Arizona.

One Aripex exhibitor, John Wynns—a member of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS)—will have a submission entitled “Canada: Postal Uses of the 1927 Confederation & Historical Issues,” displayed in Frame Nos. 138-142.

In 2006, Wynns won six awards for an exhibit entitled “Canada: 1927 Confederation Anniversary Issue.” The first award came at Aripex 2006, where he was awarded a vermeil. Two months later, his exhibit was awarded another vermeil at Westpex 2006 in California.

At BNAPEX 2006 in Sudbury, Ont., Wynns won another vermeil. Soon after, at Vanpex 2006 in Coquitlam, B.C., he was awarded another vermeil. At the 2006 Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) Convention in Calgary, Alta., he won yet another vermeil.

Finally, to cap off a magnificent exhibiting year, Wynns was awarded a gold award as well as the BNAPS Award at Sescal 2006 in California.

Three years later, he brought his exhibit back to Westpex 2009, where he was awarded a gold as well as BNAPS Best BNA Exhibit. Later that year, at Sescal 2009, Wynns won a gold award as well as the Reserve Grand award.

Two regional shows will also be held in Canada this week.

On Feb. 18, the monthly Burloak Stamp Fair will return to Burlington, Ont.’s Seniors’ Centre on 2285 New St. The show—a regular monthly gathering for the past two decades—is slated to feature upwards of 10 dealers buying and selling a range of philatelic material from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Also being held on Feb. 18 is the Regina Stamp Club Spring Show. The show and bourse will be held at Regina Senior Citizen’s Center on 2134 Winnipeg St., in Regina, Sask. About 10 dealers of stamps and coins will be in attendance. Club members are also slated to set up stamp displays. The show will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 a day or $5 for a two-day pass. Children under 12 are free.

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