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Hours at The RPSC offices have been restricted due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic. Expect delays in the processing of new memberships and responses to emails and voice mail messages.
May everyone continue to stay well and keep safe. May you continue to all support one another. If your circumstances permit, please continue to support our hobby and its dealers. Stay in touch with your friends, club members and The RPSC. Subscribe to philatelic publications as a distraction from the news about COVID-19 and its consequences. These are times when people need to be kind to one another. May our enjoyment of stamp collecting and our continued recognition of its friendships and fellowship help to sustain us through these stressful and extraordinary times.

Best regards

Ed Kroft QC FRPSC
President
The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada


À tous nos membres

Prenez bien soin de vous et de vos proches et continuez de vous appuyer les uns les autres. Dans la mesure du possible, continuez de faire la promotion de la philatélie et d’appuyer nos détaillants. Gardez contact avec vos amis, membres du club et la SRPC sans oublier nos publicistes philatélistes qui nous permettent d’oublier quelque peu la Covid 19 et ses effets. Plus que jamais la solidarité et la gentillesse les uns vis-à-vis les autres sont essentielles.

Faisons en sorte que le bonheur que procure la philatélie et les liens d’amitié qu’elle nous permet de tisser soient sources de réconfort pendant ces moments difficiles.

Meilleures salutations à tous,
Ed Kroft QC FRPSC, président
La Société royale de philatélie du Canada

To be held at 7:00pm EST monthly through 2021 (all are on Mondays).

Please email stamptalks@capex22.org to sign up for a registration email.

  • January 11 - Derwin Mak - “The Batman First Day Ceremony at New York Comic Con”
  • February 8 - David Foot - “ELDO: Forerunner to the European Space Agency”
    You are invited to a Stamp Talks Zoom webinar.

    When: Feb 8, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: E.L.D.O.: FORERUNNER TO THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

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    This postal history talk shows the contribution of Australia to the establishment of the European Space Agency. It also illustrates the transition of early post-WWII rocketry from intercontinental missiles to satellite launchers that underlie the modern communication age. In the 1960s, the rocket launch site at Woomera in South Australia was second in activity only to Cape Canaveral in the U.S.A.. The European Launcher Development Organization (E.L.D.O.) was established to develop a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. Covers are shown for all ten Europa-1 rocket tests. Although the covers are primarily collector inspired, they are over 50 years old. They verify the correct dates of each test (confusion exists in the literature) and display considerable variety in cachets and destinations (when mailed). The exhibit also explores the British exit from E.L.D.O. and the subsequent four tests of the British Black Arrow rocket at Woomera that resulted in the successful launch of a communications satellite a week before the final E.L.D.O. test in Kourou, French Guiana. The talk concludes with covers for the establishment and the 20th Anniversary of the European Space Agency.

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0J6JlqkESg20G-c5A7zs0g

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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    Speaker - David Foot

    David is a member of the R.P.S.C. and the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada. He served two three-year terms on Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee.

    He was born in England, brought up in Australia and studied in the United States, obtaining a Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University. He moved to Canada accepting an appointment at the University of Toronto where he became Professor of Economics. He is now happily retired enjoying travel (when possible), tennis and, of course, philately.

    David's philatelic interests are focused around the British Pacific area and he has a topical collection on solar eclipses.

    Costs are incurred to offer these Zoom presentations. Any donation you may provide to offset our costs would be greatly appreciated (receipts will not be issued).

    [To donate, via PayPal]

  • March 9 – Liz Hisey - “Telling Stories with Postcards”
  • April 12 – Ron Majors - “Canada/British North America (BNA)-Union and Confederate Postal Cross Border Correspondence during the US Civil War”
  • May 10 – Gerard McCulloch (Punk Philatelist) “Online Philately”
  • June 14 - Jane Sodero “topic forthcoming”
  • July 12 - Ed Kroft “Uncommon Destinations for Mail from Palestine During British Occupation: 1917-1948”
  • August 9 – Jean Wang “topic forthcoming”
  • September 13 – Robin Harris “Evolution of the Unitrade Catalogue from 2005 to the present”
  • October 11 - Chris Green “Introduction to the German Colonies & Post Offices Abroad”
  • November 8 - Chris Hargreaves - “Paying for air mail: Canadian Air Mail stamps and protocols, 1928-1939”
  • December 13 - Michel Houde “From Philatelist to Specialist”
Watch past Zoom presentations (you must be signed in to view).
To be held at 7:00pm EST monthly through 2021.

Have questions? Need answers? Join a RPSC Panel discussion group.

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  • *Monday January 18 – Stamp Collecting. Where do I get stamps? How do I store them? What tools and supplies do I need? Basic questions and answers? Ken Lemke(m), Jerry Piotrowski(p), Bob Thorne(p), Stuart Keeley(p)
    Hello fellow stamp collectors,

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Feb 9, 2021. I will open the Webinar at 6:50pm and start at 7pm Eastern Time.

    Topic: Stamp Panel Feb 9 - Collecting and Real Life

    Moderator - Chris Hargreaves

    Panelists - David Hobden, Sam Chiu and Bob Gardner

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-qkTOzA6RPKeXNLG7HaATQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • *Tuesday February 9 – Collecting and real life. What does a collector do? How can collecting stamps help in life? Chris Hargreaves(m), David Hobden(p), Sam Chiu(p), Bob Gardner(p)
  • Monday March 15 - Moving beyond album collecting. Why would I want to? What are some areas to collect? Ken Lemke(m), Ed Kroft(p), Sid Mensinga(p),
  • Monday April 19 – Thematic collecting. What is it? Why is it the newest rage? Chris Hargreaves(m), Jean Wang(p), Derwin Mak (p)
  • Monday May 17 – The back of the book. What does it comprise? Should I collect it? Is it affordable? Chris Hargreaves(p), Ingo Nessel(p), John Wilson(p)
  • Monday June 21 – Sample collecting area. Communications during War. What can I collect? How did it work? Were the solders well served? George Pepall(p), Leigh Hogg (p), David Hobden(p)
  • **Monday July 19 – Other Considerations. Forgeries, basics in spotting them. Insurance, do I need it and where can I get it? What to do with inherited collections? Chris Hargreaves(m), Garfield Portch(p), Chris Green(p), John Wilson(p)
  • Monday August 16 – Clubs. Why join a club? Benefits of a club? Where to find a club? What is the RPSC? Ed Kroft(m), Garfield Portch(p), Ingo Nessel(p)
  • Monday September 20 – Stamp Shows. What are they? Why they are worth visiting? Camaraderie and the social benefits of collecting. Mike Walsh(m), Charles Verge(p), Jane Sodero(p)
  • Monday October 18 – Education and Youth. Should I get my child involved? What are youth interested in? What can be learned from philately? Jane Sodero(m), Ted Nixon(p)
  • Monday November 15Introduction into Exhibiting. What is it? How does it work? How to get started? It is easier than you think. Charles Verge(p), Jane Sodero(p)
  • Monday December 20 – Research. Why should I research my collection? How to conduct research. What resources are available? What is the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library? Charles Verge(p), John Wilson(p), Robert Timberg(p)

The RPSC

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is Canada's national society for philatelists (stamp collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados). The RPSC speaks for all Canadian collectors at provincial, federal and international levels of philately and is a member of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (F.I.P.) and the Federation Inter-Americana de Filatelia (F.I.A.F.).

   

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Shows/Exhibitions
Convention of The RPSC
ROYAL *2021* ROYALE

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and provincial guidelines and restrictions, the host club for Royal*2021*Royale is unable to hold an in-person convention. The RPSC Board is looking into offering a virtual Royal/Royale in 2021. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

June 25 - 27, 2021
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Main Hotel and Banquet venue:

Holiday Inn® Peterborough Waterfront
150 George Street North Peterborough, ON


Other upcoming shows:

Jan 30/2172nd CATHEX
Show Cancelled!

Let's Talk Exhibiting

A regular column from The Canadian Philatelist discussing techniques and tips for exhibitors at local, regional and national stamp shows.


Sep 22, 2016
The new 7th edition of Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting and its implications to Judges and Exhibitors [1.1Mb Adobe PDF] Presentation given at PSSC September 21, 2016 by Ed Kroft, Rodney Paige, and Sam Chiu.

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December 22, 2020
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August 26, 2019
For Chapters: Mentoring New Collectors

Nov 1, 2010
Soaking Self-Adhesive Stamps

Jan 27, 2008
Estate planning resources.

Nov 26, 2020
Tools of the Trade for new collectors.

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