Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

President’s Message July 2022

Many members have been asking when the Greene Foundation is going to open for in-person meetings for our Society. Consulting with Garfield Portch, Chairman and President of the Foundation, the meeting room is now open to philatelic groups to hold their meeting. It will be up to individual groups to set their own and monitor Covid 19 protocols. We, meaning the Executive of the PSSC have decided to resume in person meetings in October of this year. Masks will be required and all attempts of social distancing within reason will be adhered to.

To facilitate members not from the GTA we will continue to hold ZOOM meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. In person meetings will be held at the Greene the first Wednesday of each month. The October meetings will be social and show and tell for our entertainment. Our December meeting on the second Wednesday will be our Annual One Frame Competition, this will be the only meeting in December.

Starting in January we will continue with the two-meeting format with speakers at both meetings. This will continue until such time until we can have fully integrated hybrid meetings. The Greene Foundation has had an independent study done by an outside consultant who has recommended the upgrading of the internet system in the meeting room. This recommendation will be acted upon but will take time and money so please bear with us and them.

It is gratifying to see so many members not from the GTA attending our ZOOM meetings and we certainly want their continuing participation. I am looking forward in seeing all of you in both formats of our meetings.



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


Aug 17

ZOOM Meeting & Show and Tell – 19:30 EST. Members

Sep 21

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Gregg Redner presents: The Brussels Philatelic Exposition special printings: Belgium’s first Montenez issue.

Oct 5

In-person at the VGG - Meeting & Show and Tell – 19:30 EST. Members

Oct 19

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Ken Pugh presents: Patroni – a “newly attributed” BNA Forger.

Nov 2

In-person at the VGG - Meeting & Show and Tell – 19:30 EST. Members

Nov 16

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Tom Gosse presents: Japanese occupation of South-East Asia during WW II.

Dec 14

ZOOM - Meeting & One Frame Completion – 19:30 EST. Members