Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

Message from the President

November 2021

Winter is upon us, at least in the Barrie area, with traces of snow over the last few days. A good time to stay indoors and catch up on your stamping.

Our monthly ZOOM meetings continue to be a tremendous success with more members attending than our face-to-face meetings at the Greene Foundation.

The great thing about ZOOM is it allows members from all over to attend, enjoy and participate. This past meeting our newest member Gary Watson from Australia was able to attend. Now that saves a lot of airfare!

Our Annual General Meeting is rapidly approaching being held on Wednesday December 8th. Year-end reports will be given from each member of the executive. This will be followed by our annual one frame competition. The entries are posted on the website for viewing at your pleasure. It will be an interesting evening so please plan to attend.

ORAPEX 2022 is on the horizon with plans from their committee well underway. The dates and location have been changed to the Nepean Sportsplex April 23-24. We will participate with our Annual PSSC Breakfast on the Sunday morning. Leo Beaudet will be our speaker with a presentation titled The Philatelic Scene during the Admiral Era. Tickets will go on sale in January and like always there is a limited number so get yours early not to be left out.

CAPEX 22 is just over six months away and many volunteers will be needed to man Society tables. Don’t wait to be asked. Step up and volunteer.

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


Dec 8

ZOOM AGM & Annual one frame competition – 19:00 EST. PSSC members: New One-Frame Presentations.


Jan 19

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Cheryl Ganz presents: Zeppelin Matchmaker.

Feb 16

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Kevin O’Reilly presents: A Friendly Invasion – U.S. Forces in Churchill.

Mar 16

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Michel Houde presents: The British Post Office at Bangkok from 1855 to 1885.