WTSC to host annual club exhibition next month

The West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) is hosting its annual club exhibition this May, and organizers are calling on members to tell their philatelic stories.

“Researching, learning, knowing, and appreciating items in one’s collection are enjoyable aspects of stamp collecting but the greater joy is sharing our philatelic knowledge, recent finds, projects and exhibits with like-minded philatelic enthusiasts,” wrote WTSC President Sid Mensinga in the club’s Bulletin newsletter this April, adding this co-operation promotes camaraderie “as we pursue our various stamp collecting projects and endeavours.”

He’s inviting WTSC members to build either a single-page, multi-page or one-frame exhibit for the exhibition on May 14.

“I am confident that there are treasures in your collections that cry out to be written up and to be told.”


The winner of the single-frame competition will have his or her name engraved on the Drake Trophy, which was donated by Everett Drake.

The winner of the single-page competition will have his or her name engraved on the Frank Alusio Award, which was donated by Gordon Payne and Garfield Portch to honour Frank Alusio.

The winner of the multi-page competition will have his or her name engraved on the Ted Allen Trophy, which was donated by the former Etobicoke Philatelic Society (EPS) when it merged with the WTSC in 1996. It’s named after Ted Allen, who served as EPS president from 1985-95.

All entrants will also receive a certificate.

For more information, visit westtorontostampclub.org.

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