OTD: Canadian post offices take to battlefield

On today’s date in 1914, as Britain entered the First World War, so, too, did Canada, whose foreign policy was then controlled by the British under the Constitution Act, 1867. The next day, the government of the nascent North American dominion announced it would raise and fund a Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) to serve inRead More

Yves Baril, engraver, receives the Médaille de l’Académie

On the occasion of the summer meeting of the Académie québécoise d’études philatéliques (AQEP) at the president’s house, the Médaille de l’Académie was awarded to Yves Baril, engraver emeritus retired from the Canadian Bank Note Limited. Souvenir cover issued on the occasion of the presentation of the Médaille de l’Académie toYves Baril, engraver emeritus ofRead More

Gibbons CEO resigns, firm plans to delist

The 166-year-old U.K. philatelic firm Stanley Gibbons hopes to delist itself from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) “after pressure from its largest shareholder and sole creditor,” according to a Financial Times report this July. Gibbons must receive support from 75 per cent of its shareholders at an Aug. 30 general meeting to cancel its sharesRead More

Ukraine postal service first on eBay

Ukraine’s Ukrposhta has become the world’s first postal service to launch a seller’s account on eBay, the popular international marketplace with more than 142 million active customers across 190 countries. Since May 25, the account has been live at ebay.com/usr/ukrposhta_jsc, where Ukrposhta offers stamps, envelopes plus themed clothing and magnets shipped to “any corner ofRead More

Fall ‘National Show’ to combine with provincial convention

By Jesse Robitaille Trajan Publishing’s National Postage Stamp & Coin Show will return to its pre-pandemic form this September after entering a partnership with a provincial coin convention. In conjunction with the 60th anniversary convention of the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA), the show will run from Sept. 9-11 at its usual venue, the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotelRead More

International one-frame show coming to U.S.?

Show organizers in San Diego, Calif., are planning to follow in the footsteps of CAPEX 22 and host a one-frame international exhibition in 2027. The exhibition, which is still in the planning stages, would take place a year after the Boston 2026 World Expo, the 12th U.S. international philatelic exhibition, held every 10 years inRead More

A moment of silence…

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) held a moment of silence for its recently deceased members at the national organization’s annual general meeting (AGM) on June 11. Hosted at CAPEX 22, the RPSC meeting saw then-president Ed Kroft honour nine members who died since the previous AGM, held online last June. Before observing aRead More

Canada’s oldest philatelist celebrates birthday #102

British Columbia’s Peace Arch Stamp Club presented co-founder Alfred Bennett, Canada’s oldest active philatelist, with a birthday card during its monthly meeting on June 1, when he turned 102 years old. The group’s first member, Bennett united collectors in Fraser Valley, B.C., by helping to form the club in 1989. He has remained a memberRead More

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