Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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


President’s Message December 2023

To begin with I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Although I have met several of you already in person or at ZOOM meetings I still would like to pass on my felicitations for a healthy and prosperous 2024.

2024 is an exciting year for our Society as we are celebrating our 70th Anniversary. Plans are currently underway to make this celebration memorable culminating with a banquet in October. We are always open to your suggestions. Details will be announced as they are firmed up. You can help with this by updating your biography and photograph on our website. There are still several members of which we have no information at all. I will be contacting those members soon and asking them once again to provide this information.

Our 16th Annual PSSC Journal is well underway. Jean Wang is accepting your up to two-page essays on your philatelic year. It is time to toot your own horn or pat yourself on the back. Let us know what you have accomplished, new acquisitions or research, choose your own topic. The deadline is approaching rapidly.

Regards,

Bob

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

2024

Mar 6

In-person meeting at the VGG — 19:30 EST. Members: Show & Tell.


Mar 20

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


Apr 17

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Members present: Show & Tell.


May 1

In-person meeting at the VGG — 19:30 EST. Arnie Janson presents: A Variety of Varieties.


May 15

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Gilles Morel presents: The DLO handling of mail recovered from the Empress of Ireland in the fall of 1914.


Jun 5

In-person meeting at the VGG — 19:30 EST. Doug Irwin presents: Postage Due Markings during the Centennial Period.


Jun 19

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. David McLaughlin: Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.


Jul 3

In-person meeting at the VGG - 19:30 EST. Wayne Schnarr presents: 1911 Delhi Durbar - Some History and Philately.


Jul 3

In-person meeting at the VGG — 19:30 EST. Wayne Schnarr presents: 1911 Delhi Durbar - Some History and Philately.


Jul 17

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Charles Livermore presents: Canadian National Exhibition - History and Philately.


Aug 21

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Members present: Show & Tell.


Sep 18

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Mirkp Zatka: TBA.


Oct 16

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. TBA: Platinum Anniversary Tribute of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada.


Nov 6

In-person meeting at the VGG - 19:30 EST. Sid Mensinga presents: The Straight Jack-flag of 1896, April 11-22 - A detailed census and analysis.


Nov 20

ZOOM – 19:30 EST. Duncan H. Barber presents: Great Britain Inland Guaranteed Delivery, 1993 to 1998.


Dec 11

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