Members of the PSSC are deeply involved in many aspects of philately. One of those involvements is the publication of philatelic literature.

Philatelic Specialists Look at Local Postal History, 2020 [Downloadable]

1957-ROM-Exhibition by the PSSC [Downloadable]

Andy Morod and the Nootka Sound Region by Gray Scrimgeour, 2018 [Downloadable]

150 Personal Views of Canada - A Philatelic Sesquicentennial Project, 2017

The Mediterranean Mails, edited by Fred R. Stubens, 1993 [Downloadable]

The Forwarding Agents, by Kenneth Rowe, 1966

EESTI - Specialized Catalogue of Estonia, by William Eichental, 1961

Philatelic Specialists Look at Local Postal History, 2020

The purpose of this book is to promote the hobby and share the knowledge gained by research.

These articles represent both the breadth and depth of member interests within the broader field of local postal history, loosely defined. You will note that these articles include studies on the postal history of a town or smaller region, studies on cancellations used within such towns or regions, reminiscences of local post offices, postal issues within a short time frame, local courier services, and even postal rates.


If any portion of this book is used in any way, please be sure to give proper credit to the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada and the author(s).

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“Stamps: King of Hobbies and Hobby of Kings”
1957-ROM-Exhibition by the PSSC

This is the catalogue for the 1957 philatelic exhibition held by the PSSC at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). It was a major philatelic exhibition to promote the hobby and kindle interest in philately. The exhibits included philatelic rarities from the collections of PSSC members as well as choice items supplied by Elizabeth Wyn Wood the widow of Emanuel Otto Hahn, The Canadian Post Office, The British American Bank Note Company, The Canadian Bank Note Company and the ROM. The exhibition was the first time any museum in Canada had featured an exhibition of stamps.

This catalogue is now available as a FREE download in PDF Format.

For an article dealing with the Exhibition click here (1.2Mb).


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Andy Morod and the Nootka Sound Region

This is a report of 100 covers with letters written by Andy Morod to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dickinson of Bamfield, British Columbia. Morod mailed most of the covers at post offices in the Nootka Sound area: Nootka, Ceepeecee, and Zeballos. These envelopes and their contents present a good look at not only the postal history but also the social and regional history of the northwest coast of Vancouver Island between 1932 and 1964.

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150 Personal Views of Canada

A Philatelic Sesquicentennial Project, 2017

This book celebrates the history of Canada from Confederation on July 1, 1867 through to the sesquicentennial year of 2017. Each year is represented by a PSSC member's stamps or postal history artifacts relating to that year on a single page. It is an eclectic demonstration of Canadian diversity. The scope of subjects includes major national achievements, historical events and milestones, famous Canadians and some personal histories all represented by objects relating to the mails.

Only a small number of hardbound books remain in stock.


The book was entered into the Thailand 2018 World Stamp exhibition and resulted in PSSC winning a silver medal. This is the certificate and medal presented to the PSSC.

The Mediterranean Mails, 1993

In March 1993, the Society published "THE MEDITERRANEAN MAILS," a study of the mails from, to and through the Mediterranean to the end of the nineteenth century. This is a compilation of articles by various members, edited by Honorary Member Fred R. Stubens..

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The Mediterranean Mails

  • Foreword by Edmund C Walton
  • Preface by Fred R Stubens
  • Benedictus Pesaro, on Corfu, to the Doge of Venice, 23 September 1501 by Bill Liaskas
  • Marinus Grimani, Doge of Venice, to Jacobus Nemo, Captain of Bassano, 11 March 1605 by Michael Madesker, FRPSL, FRPSC
  • The Falmouth Packets from the Mediterranean and the "MALTA F" by John N Tyacke
  • Mails Between British North America and the Ionian Islands: The Pre-Adhesive Period by Allan Steinhart, FRPSC
  • Swiss Mail Across the Mediterranean During the Nineteenth Century by Edmund C Walton
  • Mails Via the Isthmus of Suez: The Contribution of Lieutenant Thomas Waghorn by Michel Houde
  • Mediterranean Shipping Lines in the Nineteenth Century by Alan G McKanna, FRPSC
  • Postal Service Between Poland and the Mediterranean by Dr Miet Kamienski
  • "Bandit Mail" of Montenegro, or Caveat Emptor by Harry Sutherland, RDP, FRPSL, FRPSC
  • Mails from and to Greece: Some Unusual Destinations by Ted H Wright
  • Forwarding Agents in the Mediterranean Basin by Kenneth Rowe, FRPSC
  • The Suez Canal by Nicholas Coddington
  • The Hong Kong Mails and the Mediterranean: Selected Covers by Fred R Stubens
  • France to Algeria and Tunis, from 1841 to World War I by Peter Lerpinière
  • Postal Services in the Macedonian Districts of the Ottoman Empire in the Nineteenth Century by Andrew Cronin, FRPSL, FRPSC
  • Foreign Post Offices in the Ottoman Empire by Dr Miet Kamienski
  • An 1866 Letter from Russia to Italy by Piotr Madej
  • Registered Post Cards by Cliff Guile


The Forwarding Agents, 1966

In 1966 the Society published "THE FORWARDING AGENTS" by member Kenneth Rowe. 1,000 copies of this book were published. It was awarded a Bronze medal at SIPEX in 1966 and a Silver medal at AMPHILEX in 1967.



Both these books are out of print. Profits from their sale were added to the Building Fund. The Society is indebted to the late Fred Brookbanks who was Chairman of the Publications Committee and who was responsible for the production of both of these books.

EESTI, 1961

As a service to philately, the Society provided funds for the publication of three books. The first, published in 1961, was "EESTI," a specialized handbook on the stamps of Estonia, written by William Eichental, of Stockholm, the foremost authority of the stamps of that country. This worthwhile project was brought to the Society's attention by Dr. R. Maresch and W.H.P. Maresch. Several members collaborated in the translation of the original German text into English. The book was published in German and English - 750 copies in each language. It was awarded a Silver medal at both WIPA in 1965 and SIPEX in 1966.