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Prominent Members of the PSSC

Over the years the PSSC has been honoured to count among its membership a great many of the most recognizable names in philately. Below are just a few of those members. (A * indicates the member is deceased.) Society members can find a complete listing of all PSSC Members from 1954 to present in the Members Only area. Profiles and photographs of our fellow members are being added as information is acquired.

Active in PSS
Known For
Herbert Dubé
1954 - 1972*
Member #1 and the first President of the PSSC, Herbert Dubé is considered the founding Father of our Society. Our highest award, The Herbert Dubé Lectureship Award, is named in his honour.
Dr. Robert A. Chaplin
1961 - 2002*
Member #73; Specialist in the Pence Issues of Canada; Member of the Expert Committee of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
Henry Gates
1955 - unknown*
Member #29; Specialized in the Essays and Proofs of Canada’s Pence & First Cents Issues
Dr. G.M. Geldert
1959 - 1967*
Member #62; Successfully petitioned  the Governor-General for Patronage of the Canadian Philatelic Society, resulting in the Society henceforth becoming the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Vincent Graves Greene
1961 - 1988*
Member #75; Founder of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
Hon. Dr. Henry D. Hicks
1965 - 1991*
Member #81; Known for his study of the Victorian period
Fred Jarrett
1965 - 1979*
Member #82; Known as the First Dean of Canadian philately and author of the first main Canadian handbook, “Stamps of British North America.”
Robert W. Lyman
1954 - 2013*
Member #8; Instrumental in the first statistical study of Canadian stamps, which led to the current methods of cataloguing
Michael Madesker
1973 - Present
Member #100; Signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists; postal historian; and a leader in Youth Philately
Dr. Richard Maresch
1954 - 1974*
Member #4; Father of William H.P. Maresch
William H.P. Maresch
1956 - 2008*
Member #39; Prominent Toronto stamp dealer and auction house
Alan G. McKanna
1958 - 2005*
Member #52; Contributed greatly to the Machin issues of GB and the Sower issue of France; Treasurer of PSS for 38 years
Douglas A. Patrick
1954 - 1973*
Member #10; Author and columnist of numerous philatelic items
Hans Reiche
1954 - 2001*
Member #9; Prolific author of many philatelic handbooks
Kenneth Rowe
1954 - 2014*
Member #14; Author, member of the Board of Directors of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
William L. Simpson
1974 - 1995*
Member #103; Multiple Gold Medals for outstanding Small Queens collection
James N. Sissons
1957 - 1980*
Member #44; Prominent Toronto stamp dealer
Allan L. Steinhart
1975 - 1996*
Member #110; Postal history expert extraordinaire
Dr. Fred G. Stulberg
1967 - 1983*
Member #84; The first recipient of the Herbert Dubé Award
Harry Sutherland
1955 - 2006*
Member #34; Dean of Canadian Philately and Signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists; Past Chairman of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
Charles P. de Volpi
1960 - 1964*
Member #67; Specialist in Canada
George S. Wegg
1954 - 1992*
Member #7; Prominent Toronto stamp dealer
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