Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

President’s Message September 2023

Where has summer gone? It seems like yesterday it just started and now it is all but over. Perhaps it is time to downsize one’s collection, or at least get things written up and put away. Maybe set new goals or volunteer for an organization I belong to. My bucket list seems to grow faster than the items I have crossed off. The older I get the faster the days go, and it is time to stop procrastinating. What about you?



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


Oct 4

In-person meeting at the VGG - 19:30 EST. Ingo Nessel presents: Specialties in Hong Kong Philately.

Oct 18

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Harold Krische presents: The 4 ‘R’s of Postal History.

Nov 1

In-person meeting at the VGG - 19:30 EST. Doug Irwin presents: Rescheduled from September 6 - Clues to the Engraving Process from Progressive Die Proofs.

Nov 15

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Raymond Villeneuve presents: Canadian Special Delivery Forms and Labels.

Dec 13

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Members presents: One Frame Competition.


Jan 17

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Chip Gliedman presents: Mail Routes of Rupert’s Land and the Red River Settlement.

Feb 21

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Pascal LeBlond presents: TBA.

Mar 20

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Gary Watson presents: Australia’s Food Parcels for Britain Programme.