MEETING SCHEDULE

Below is the schedule of past and current speakers. Contact Ken Lemke to book your date for 2020.

(Any spots reading "tba" are still available for the taking.)

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2020

Date Speaker Topic Comments
December 9, 2020PSSC membersSingle Frame Competition PSSC MEETING
November 18, 2020David McLaughlin 1957 Ottawa UPU Conference PSSC MEETING
October 21, 2020David K. FootPostal History of Norfolk Island PSSC MEETING
September 16, 2020Derwin MakSuperman, Stamps, Covers and Postmarks of the Man of Steel! PSSC MEETING
August 19, 2020PSCS MembersShow and Tell PSSC MEETING
July 15, 2020Michael MadeskerAtlantic and Family PSSC MEETING
June 17, 2020Simon ClaughtonCanada’s one cent first flight air mail. PSSC MEETING
May 20, 2020George VanderburghCFPO 5005 South Vietnam 1973 and Kenya 1993 PSSC MEETING
April 15, 2020PSSC membersShow & Tell PSSC MEETING
March 18, 2020David FootPostal History of Norfolk Island PSSC MEETING
February 19, 2020Sam ChiuColours and Appearance in Philately PSSC MEETING
January 15, 2020Chris EllisCanadian Postal Stationery Card Advertising PSSC MEETING

2019

Date Speaker Topic Comments
December 11, 2019PSSC MEMBERSAnnual Single Frame Competition PSSC MEETING
November 20, 2019Ken SnelsonBritish Underpaid Intercontinental Air Mail to WWII PSSC MEETING
October 23, 2019Patrick DurbanoCanadian Official Perfins PSSC MEETING
October 19, 2019PSSC Meet and Greet at CAPEX 2019 PSSC MEETING
September 28, 2019Gray ScrimgeourAndy Morod and the Nootka Sound Region. PSSC MEETING
September 18, 2019Garfield Portch Postal History of Toronto PSSC MEETING
August 31, 2019Ron MajorsCross Border Use of U.S. Civil War Patriotic Covers. PSSC MEETING
August 21, 2019PSSC MEMBERSShow & Tell PSSC MEETING
July 20, 2019Alec GlobeTwo Ring Numeral Cancels PSSC MEETING
July 17, 2019Charles Livermore Military Toronto PSSC MEETING
June 19, 2019Jerry PiotrowskiAustro-Hungarian censor marks on mail from Poland 1914-1918 PSSC MEETING
May 15, 2019Bob VogelA Definitive Study of the First Day Covers of the Canada Envelope Company. PSSC MEETING
May 5, 2019Robin HarrisLowe Martin – Coil Die Cutting PSSC Event
April 17, 2019PSSC MembersShow and Tell PSSC MEETING
March 23, 2019David BartletThe Evolution of Kiosk Stamps PSSC Event
March 20, 2019David K. FootPitcairn Postal History PSSC MEETING
February 20, 2019Ian RobertsonHow an Ontario Mill Town was Renamed after a Mexican General. PSSC MEETING
January 16, 2019Michael CroyThe History of Canadian Aviation and Pioneer Mail 1906-1934. PSSC MEETING

2018

Date Speaker Topic Comments
December 12, 2018Various membersCompetitive single frame exhibits. PSSC MEETING
November 21, 2018Michèle CartierThe French Revolution from the Ancien Regime to the end of the First Republic, 1789-1804. PSSC MEETING
October 19, 2018Mary PughGB Commemoratives of the GV Era. Annual Banquet
October 17, 2018Chris GreenThe Mulready Stationery and its Caricatures. PSSC MEETING
October 13, 2018MEET & GREETMEET & GREET PSSC MEETING
October 6, 2018Ian KimmerlyShortpaid Mail To & From Solomon Islands. PSSC MEETING
September 23, 2018Dr. Mark BernerPreferential Rates Across the St Lawrence River at Quebec – Mystery Solved. PSSC MEETING
September 22, 2018David McLaughlinHouseholder Mail during the inaugural meeting of the Lower Canada Regional Group. PSSC MEETING
September 19, 2018Jim HudsonBritish Africa PSSC MEETING
September 15, 2018Hugh RathbunNova Scotia Pictorial Postmarks PSSC MEETING
August 15, 2018Various membersShow and Tell PSSC MEETING
July 18, 2018Bob AndersonEarly Brant County Postmarks PSSC MEETING
June 20, 2018Leigh HoggThe wreck of the SS Labrador – 1899. Story and Postal Survivors. PSSC MEETING
May 16, 2018Dick McIntoshRoessler’s Canadian Aerophilately PSSC MEETING
April 18, 2018Various membersShow and Tell PSSC MEETING
March 21, 2018George PepallThe USA Second Bureau Series (1902 -1908) PSSC MEETING
February 21, 2018Josh HodgsonWhy I collect Poland PSSC MEETING
January 17, 2018Ken SnelsonUnited Kingdom Taxe marks and their Offices and Uses in the Centimes era PSSC MEETING

2017

Date Speaker Topic Comments
December 13, 2017Various membersAGM & Competitive single frame exhibits Regular PSSC meeting
November 15, 2017Leon MatthysThe Great Halifax Explosion of 1917 Regualr PSSC Meeting
November 10, 2017UKRAINEPEX Old Mill Hotel, Toronto
October 20, 2017David LankEvery Stamp a Story Annual Banquet & lecture at the Old Mill, Toronto
October 18, 2017David McLaughlinArchival Material – Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898 Regular PSSC meeting
October 14, 2017N/APSSC Meet & Greet CANPEX National Philatelic Exhibition at the Hellenic Community Centre London, Ontario. See minutes for details.
September 23, 2017Chris and Birthe KingRPSL Meeting at VGG Non-RPSL members welcome. See the Greene website for details: http://www.greenefoundation.ca/
September 22, 2017Chris KingIs Postal History, History? Sutherland Philatelic Lecture at the Rosedale Golf Club. See the Greene website for details: http://www.greenefoundation.ca/
September 20, 2017David HobdenIn Defence of the Border – Canadian Military Mails 1628-1885 Collection Highlights Regular PSSC meeting
August 16, 2017Show and TellBring or send in scans of your latest interests or acquisitions
July 22, 2017Lawrence PinkneyMethods to Expertize a Cover at the PSSC Breakfast at the PHSC Symposium, Hamilton
July 21, 2017Jean WangThe Story of Blood, Myth to Medicine
July 19, 2017Chris HargreavesDevelopment of Canada-U.S. Airmails 1928-1945
July 8, 2017A Philatelic Celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Canada’s Confederation During an open Saturday at the Greene Foundation all members are invited to display one page representing one of Canada’s 151 years. For more information click here.

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May 28, 2017Michèle CartierThe Republic of Venice Royale*2017*Boucherville, breakfast and lecture. Contact Robert Carswell for tickets
May 17, 2017Ken LemkeGrand Trunk Railway Pictorial Postcards
May 7, 2017Christiane Faucher & Jacques PoitrasTopic: Christiane: “Official mail at the time of Confederation”, Jacques: “Favored letters in early Canada” ORAPEX breakfast and lectures. SOLD OUT
April 19, 2017Show & TellBring your latest find(s)!
March 15, 2017Joe TrauzziCanada - 1939 Royal Visit
February 15, 2017Ingo Nessel & John WilsonHong Kong Registration & AR
January 18, 2017Charles VergePatricia Airways and Exploration Limited- A. J. Algate’s Airmail Semi-Officials, From Concept to First Usages, 1926-1927

2016

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 14, 2016 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (5 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 16, 2016 Sam Chiu Care Force C in Hong Kong  
Oct 19, 2016 Ken Pugh Fakes and Forgeries  
Sep 21, 2016 Sam Chiu, Ed Kroft & Rod Paige Proposed Changes to the Guidelines to Judging and Exhibiting in 2017
Aug 17, 2016 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
July 20, 2016 Alan Hanks The Microcosmos and a Closer Look at Thematics
Jun 15, 2016 Mark Stelmacovich Ukrainian Provisionals  
May 18, 2016 Andrew Chung & Bob Vogel EFOs on First Day Covers  
Apr 20, 2016 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Mar 16, 2016 Ed Kroft The Postal History of the Holy Land, beginning in 1948 (the Transitional Period of three government administrations)
Feb 17, 2016 Michael Croy The History of Canadian Aviation and Airmail, 1906 to 1934  
Jan 20, 2016 Ted Nixon The Expertizing of the Two Cent Large Queen on Laid Paper - A Forensic to Analytical Concept in Philately

2015

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 9, 2015 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (5 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 18, 2015 Robert Carswell The History of the Ionian Islands  
Oct 21, 2015 Ken Snelson Researching The Return Letter Office - Process & Progress  
Sep 16, 2015 Sam Chiu Chinese Labour Corps
Aug 19, 2015 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Jul 15, 2015 Michael Behm Perfins: The Hole Story
Jun 17, 2015 Michael Madesker Pneumatic Post - Paris - Poste Pneumatic  
May 20, 2015 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)! NOTE: MOVED FROM APRIL
Apr 15, 2015 Ed Kroft Palestine & Aero-Philately  
Mar 18, 2015 Ken Snelson UK Postal Union Postage Due Mail - Not Double Deficiency
Feb 18, 2015 Barry Millman The Greatest Forgery Operation Ever - KZSachsenhausen to Toplitzsee  
Jan 21, 2015 Mattia Guida The Stamps of Sicily  

2014

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 10, 2014 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 19, 2014 David Hobden Upper Canada Dispatch Riders 1812-1814  
Oct 15, 2014 Owen White Inter-University Transit System  
Sep 17, 2014 Peter Butler Canada Post’s Picture Postage, Personalized Picture Postage and Social Philately
Aug 20, 2014 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
July 16, 2014 John Wilson Reform in the Hong Kong Post Office, 1912 to 1934
Jun 18, 2014 Michael Madesker Sign Language  
May 21, 2014 Peter McCarthy Caricatures & Landscapes
Apr 16, 2014 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Mar 19, 2014 David Foot Australian Stamp Shows: A History of Organized Philately in Australia
Feb 19, 2014 Ted Nixon Postal History from Paris, France, Featuring the Paris Star Cancels
Jan 15, 2014 Bill Longley Early Cuban Postal History  

2013

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 11, 2013 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 20, 2013 Owen White Canadian 'Y' Force in Jamaica During WWII  
Oct 16, 2013 Shirley Griff-Coates Mourning Covers  
Sep 18, 2013 Peter McCarthy Mail by Rail, The Early Years 1853-59
Aug 21, 2013 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
July 17, 2013 Fred Smallbone Downey Heads, An Explanation
Jun 19, 2013 Michael Madesker The Eye  
May 15, 2013 Derek Smith Transatlantic Stampless Mail - Ship Letters to 1840  
Apr 17, 2013 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Mar 20, 2013 Dave Hanes Camp Borden - 97 Years of Postal History
Feb 20, 2013 Ken Snelson Postage Due Mail Between the UK and Southern Africa  
Jan 16, 2013 Michael Millar "The Perfin Travel Planner"  

2012

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 12, 2012 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 21, 2012 David Oberholtzer Canada's Barrel Postmarks 1955-1962  
Oct 17, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Sep 19, 2012 Charles Verge & Garfield Portch Security Features in Stamp Printing Using the VSC6000, A Case Study
Aug 15, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
July 18, 2012 (Rod Paige for) Michael Peach Postal Stationery Cut-Outs and Philatelic Mail, Great Britain
Jun 20, 2012 John Reginald Hooper The 125th Anniversary of Organized Philately in Canada  
May 16, 2012 Ken Snelson Undeliverable Mail and the Dead Letter Office Prior to Post Office Reform  
Apr 18, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!  
Mar 21, 2012 David Foot Western Australia: Confederation to Centenary (1901-29)
Feb 15, 2012 Michael Madesker A Philatelic Narration of a Human Life  
Jan 18, 2012 Nick Poppenk Postal Codes  

2011

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 14, 2011 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 16, 2011 Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi Early Obliterator Subtypes Used in the Punjab and Sind, 1854-1865  
Oct 19, 2011 Bob Vogel An Admiral Rate Study, Kitchener, Ontario 1916-1927  
Sep 21, 2011 Robert Pinet

Montreal Advertising Covers of the Victorian Period (Printing Techniques, Research and Exhibiting Challenges)  
Aug 17, 2011 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
July 20, 2011 Owen White & Andrew Chung 100 Years of Reply Coupons  
Jun 15, 2011 Ken Snelson The Detained for Postage Notices of the British Post Office 1790-c1875
May 18, 2011 Charles Verge The Documentary Revenues of Haiti  
Apr 20, 2011 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
Mar 16, 2011 David Foot Western Australia: The First 100 Years (1829-1929)  
Feb 16, 2011 Ted Nixon The Small Queens of Canada  
Jan 19, 2011 Stuart Reddington Great Britain 1840 Line-Engraved Issue  

2010

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 8, 2010 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 17, 2010 Murray Heifetz Dirigibles and the Canadian Connection  
Oct 20, 2010 Michael Millar Railway Sub-Office Postmarks of Great Britain  
Sep 15, 2010 David Hobden Canadian Military Mails 1667-1885, Part III: Militia, Rebellions, Fenians & Louis  
Aug 18, 2010 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
July 21, 2010 Garfield Portch Pardon Me, Your Slip Is Showing  
Jun 16, 2010 John Wilson Postman's Beat Chops to 1962 (Hong Kong)  
May 19, 2010 Peter Spencer The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps and Stamped Paper of the Princely States of Kathiawar  
Apr 21, 2010 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
Mar 17, 2010 David Foot Thursday Island  
Feb 17, 2010 David Hobden Canadian Military Mails 1667-1885, Part II: The War of 1812  
Jan 20, 2010 Charles Verge The St. Lawrence Seaway Charles' new book on The Seaway available HERE

2009

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 9, 2009 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 18, 2009 David Hopper Queensland Traveling Post Offices  
Oct 21, 2009 David Hobden Canadian Military Mail, Part 1: French vs English & The Revolutionary War 1667-1811  
Sep 16, 2009 Neil Hunter Trans-Atlantic Airmails 1939-1941  
Aug 19, 2009 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
July 15, 2009 Victor Potter Egypt, The Sphinx & Pyramid Issues  
Jun 17, 2009 James Taylor St. Pierre Miquelon Stamp shortage 1926  
May 20, 2009 Rodney Paige From Cross to Duplex  
Apr 15, 2009 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
Mar 18, 2009 Ken Snelson Underpaid Mail Between Australia & The UK PowerPoint Presentation will soon be available for Download
Feb 18, 2009 Jack Forbes Shades of Canada's 8 Cents Small Queens
Jan 21, 2009 Charles Verge First Day Cover Collecting  

2008

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 10, 2008 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 19, 2008 Steve Johnson Yukon Airways  
Oct 15, 2008 John Van Der Ven Australian FDC Cachet Makers Before 1958  
Sep 17, 2008 Charles LaBlonde & John Tyacke Postal History of WWII Mail Between Canada and Switzerland  
Aug 20, 2008 Joey Yuan Olympic Philately  
July 16, 2008 Michael Madesker The Medium is the Message
Jun 18, 2008 Dave Hanes Airmail Labels & Airmail Markings on Canadian Mail  
May 21, 2008 John Tyacke Boer War POWs in India  
Apr 16, 2008 Herb McNaught 1897 Diamond Jubilees  
Mar 19, 2008 Show & Tell Non-Competitive  
Feb 20, 2008 Charles Verge The Brown Brothers Nursery 1885-1926  
Jan 16, 2008 Hugh Laurence Coin & Currency in Pre-Dominion Days

2007

Date Speaker Topic Comments
Dec 12, 2007 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each) Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 21, 2007 Ozzie Osborne The Russian Rural Post 1865-1917  
Oct 17, 2007 Owen White German Military Mail in China 1900 - 1905  
Sep 19, 2007 Show & Tell Non-Competitive Bring your latest find(s)!
Aug 15, 2007 Ingo Nessel Hong Kong  
July 18, 2007 Single-Page Exhibits Competitive & Non-Competitive (to be determined) This will be a new experiment we will try for 2007.
Jun 20, 2007 David Foot Eclipse Philately  
May 16, 2007 Herb McNaught The Half Cent Small Queen  
Apr 18, 2007 Michael Madesker WWI Prisoner of War Mail
Mar 21, 2007 Show & Tell Non-Competitive Bring your latest find(s)!
Feb 21, 2007 Ted Wright Flying Mercury of Greece 1901-1912
Jan 17, 2007 Garfield Portch A Small Queen Overview