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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

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”
  • March 8 – 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”
    You are invited to a Stamp Talks Zoom webinar.

    When: Apr 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: BNA Cross Border Mail during the US Civil War

    Register in advance for this webinar:


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


    Speaker - Ronald E Majors Ph.D

    This talk will discuss how postal communications between Canada and the Union and Confederacy were affected during the war. I will talk about how communications were before, during and after the war. Using illustrated and non-illustrated covers and letters, I will show the sentiment of the general public during this time as well typical and atypical means of correspondence that took place. In addition, over 50,000 Canadians fought in the war and communications by military personnel sent cross border and even within Canada/BNA helps to understand the more personal side of the War. Patriotism flourished during the Civil War and beautifully illustrated patriotic covers were an important symbol used to reflect support and many examples will be shown during this presentation.

    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]

  • 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 Stamp Talk 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)
  • *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), Rob Lunn(p)
    Hello fellow stamp collectors,

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Apr 19, 2021. I will open the Webinar at 6:50pm and start at 7pm Eastern Time.

    Stamp Panel Topic: Thematic Collecting

    Moderator - Chris Hargreaves
    Panelists - Jean Wang, Derwin Mak, Rob Lunn

    Register in advance for this webinar:


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

  • 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 soldiers 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)
Watch past Zoom Stamp Panel presentations (available to everyone!).


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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Convention of The RPSC

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:

Aug 28/21Stampfest 2021

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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