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A stamp collector visits Antarctica

by John A. Sharp

2021, June 14 - 24:03 (168Mb)

Graduated from University of Toronto in 1975 with Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bronze “T” for athletic achievements with Track and Cross-Country Teams. In 2018, I was inducted into the U of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame. Obtained CA designation in 1977. Currently married to Mary-Coleen Shanahan, CPA, CA, CMA. Two sons Christopher and James with my previous wife, Karen Steward, CA who died of breast cancer in 2005.

Philatelic interests

I first started collecting stamps in Grade 4, encouraged by my teacher. I had a world album and later I was given a Jarrett Canada album, which I still have today. I continued until University when other interests took over. I continue to save stamps from mail and stuffed them in a file drawer. They are still there today. About 10 years ago, I started up again to have something to do in retirement. I joined the North Toronto Stamp Club in 2015 and I am currently the chair of their Circuit Books. I tend not to collect beyond 2000 and some countries only to the 1980’s. My Canada, USA, Great Britain and Germany collections have few inexpensive holes. I have recently started new albums on DDR, Norway and New Zealand. I still have my world album, which has grown to two volumes.

    RPSCRPSC Stamp Talk

    Online Philately

    by Gerard McCulloch (Online Philately @The Punk Philatelist)

    2021, May 10 - 57:06 (504Mb)

    Gerard McCulloch is the writer of the online blog Punk Philatelist, which takes a light-hearted look at stamps, collecting and philatelic culture in general. Punk Philatelist is part of philately’s increasing move online. The early internet was a boon to stamp collecting as traditional collectors (and dealers) could expand their horizons beyond national borders. Younger generations are now discovering philately, but having grown up with the internet, their collecting looks very different. They’re less likely to join a local club and more likely to be active entirely online, enjoying the hobby with a worldwide circle of friends, particuarly via the colourful content offered by social media channels. What does that mean for our future, and what could this new world offer to you? What even is a ‘blog’? Let the ‘Punk Philatelist’ give you a rough guide to the next chapter in philately’s story!

    Website: www.punkphilatelist.com

      Owen Sound Stamp Club

      Simplifying the Machins

      by Robin Harris, FRPSC

      2021, April 21 - 51:02 (529Mb)

      RPSCRPSC Stamp Talk

      Canada/British North America (BNA)-Union and Confederate Postal Cross Border Correspondence during the US Civil War

      by Ron Majors Ph. D

      2021, April 12 - 1:18:45 (300Mb)

      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.

        West Toronto Stamp Club

        Doar Ivri Issue of Israel

        by Ed Kroft, FRPSC

        2021, March 16 - 1:25:50 (168Mb)

        RPSCRPSC Stamp Talk

        Telling Stories with Postcards

        by Liz Hisey

        2021, March 8 - 53:35 (340Mb)

        Elizabeth has been involved with the hobby for over 20 years. Elizabeth was one of the founding members of the Women Exhibitors, she is the Immediate Past President, and current Treasurer.

        She is an APS Accredited Chief Judge. Currently she is Chairman of the Committee for Accreditation of Exhibitions and Judges, an APS Committee. Elizabeth is also a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and sits on the Council of Philatelists at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington D.C.

        Her exhibiting covers Illustrated Mail, Display, Postcards and Postal History. She has judged in Australia, U.K. and Canada. She and her husband Bob (another well known philatelist) live in Sarasota FL.

          RPSCRPSC Stamp Talk

          ELDO: Forerunner to the European Space Agency

          by David Foot

          2021, February 8 - 54:30 (264Mb)

          David is a member of The RPSC 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.

            West Toronto Stamp Club

            Canada's 1985-1989 50c Parliament Booklets

            by Ingo Nessel, FRPSC, FRPSL

            2021, January 17 - 42:55 (83Mb)

            RPSCRPSC Stamp Talk

            The Batman First Day Ceremony at New York Comic Con

            by Derwin Mak

            2021, January 11 - 50:25 (748Mb)

            Derwin Mak is a science fiction writer, comics fan, cosplayer, and philatelist. He collects stamps related to comics and science fiction and runs the Transcamster Bog local post.


              The RPSC 2020 AGM meeting

              by RPSC

              2020, December 9 - 1:13:40 (758Mb)

              Chaired by President Ed Kroft, FRPSC.

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