Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

Message from the President

April 2022

I have just completed reading our 2021 Anthology “The Edge of Philately” and what a read. The quality and diversity of subjects should encourage all of us to look at our collection in another light. Members taking a portion of their studies and portraying it in this matter must have been extremely rewarding. My felicitations to all the contributors for a job well done. I know I will refer to this tome repeatedly.

With the relaxing of Covid 19 rules, stamp clubs a starting to resume in person meeting with certain protocols still in place. I was personally pleased to see several attendees at the Trajan show in Mississauga still wearing masks. After attending ORAPEX (April 23-24) I can attest that about 98% of the attendees were wearing masks.

With CAPEX 22 less than two months away I am pleased to share this picture with you. It is the Grand Prix award for Literature supplied by our Society.

Johnny Manning an artist from Cape Dorset carved this Inuit sculpture of a polar bear in a purplish green piece of serpentine. This memorable object d’art truly represents a part of Canada and will make the top literature exhibitor pleased to take it home

The Capex organizing committee is still looking for volunteers. Please donate a couple of needed hours of your time and truly become part of the show.

Bob Vogel - President

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


May 18

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Jannie Hofmeyr presents: The evolution of grill essays:1865-1858.

Jun 15

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Lawrence Pinkney presents: Unauthorized Precancels.

Jul 20

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Les Selby presents: The proving flights of the Graf Zeppelin 1928-1931.

Aug 17

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Gregg Redner presents: Philatelic Exposition special printings: Belgium’s first Montenez issue.