Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

A Society of students of philately specializing in a large spectrum of subjects.

Message from the President

January 2022

The new year arrived with no change from the outgoing with the Omicron variant raging throughout the world. Hopefully soon there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

Our first meeting of the year was a huge success continuing with a first-class presentation by Cheryl Ganz titled “Zeppelin Matchmaker”. If you missed it, please take the time out to view it on our YouTube. We have yet to break the 50-attendee mark and it would be pleasing if we did. We will continue with our on-line meetings until we are able to meet again at the Greene.

Plans are well in hand for ORAPEX 22 for April 23 & 24. We will be resuming our Annual Breakfast Meeting at this event with a feature presentation by Leo Beaudet titled “The Philatelic Scene During the Admiral Period”. Tickets are $35.00 but are limited, so please contact me to reserve yours.

CAPEX 22 is less than twenty weeks away and many Societies are looking for volunteers to man their tables. Please step up and commit yourself to help for a couple of hours. On a personal note, I am looking for volunteers to help at the Youth Booth. Youth are the future of our hobby, and we need to do everything in our power to encourage them in collecting. This is the first international show held in Canada in almost 25 years so please support it in any way you can. PSSC members are well represented in both the single frame and literature competitions.

My congratulations to the PSSC members who won medals at Bangabandhu 2021, virtual exhibition and Rio Grande 2021, exhibition.

Bob Vogel - President

Who we are

About us

  • Forum for serious philatelic study founded in 1954
  • Publisher of several spcialized studies and annual Journal compiled by members
  • Launched predecessor to the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library
  • Prizes awarded at national exhibitions
  • Membership by invitation
  • Members are advanced collectors, authors, exhibitors and philatelic judges
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Member Specialties

Below is only a small selection of our members' specialties. Visit the link below to browse more.

Aerophilately, Australia, China, Ionian Islands, Machine Cancels, Military Mail, Newfoundland, Pneumatic Post, Underpaid mail, Zemstvos

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Meetings and Events


Feb 16

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Kevin O’Reilly presents: A Friendly Invasion – U.S. Forces in Churchill.

Mar 16

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Michel Houde presents: The British Post Office at Bangkok from 1855 to 1885.

Apr 20

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. All Members: SHOW & TELL!

May 18

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Jannie Hofmeyr presents: The evolution of grill essays:1865-1858.