Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

Message from the Vice-President

I received a request to prepare the introductory message this month in President Bob Vogel’s stead as he did not feel up to it. Please join with me in wishing Bob a speedy recovery. CAPEX 22 successfully concluded on Sunday 12 June 2022.

The world’s first International One-Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition has been proven as a viable exhibition format and received overwhelmingly positive feedback thanks in a very large part to the efforts of PSSC members who served as organizing committee members, commissioners, jury members, volunteers, bourse dealers, representatives of the many different participating societies, seminar leaders & presenters, exhibitors, donors & sponsors and attendees. Thank you All!

The Novapex 2022 national exhibition will be held at the East Dartmouth Community Centre, 50 Caledonia Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 19-21 August. PSSC member Jane Sodero is the Exhibits Chair and welcomes new applications until 1 July.

The CPS-2022-BNAPEX will be held in Calgary on Labour Day weekend 2-4 September. This exhibition combines a national exhibition conducted by the Calgary Philatelic Society with the annual BNAPEX exhibition and BNAPS convention. Applications are open for either the CPS 2022 national show or the BNAPEX 2022 or both until 30 June. PSSC will have a meeting and presentation in conjunction with CPS-2022-BNAPEX with a presentation by PSSC member, Calgary exhibitor and author, James Taylor.

David McLaughlin Vice-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


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. Members present: Show & Tell.

Sep 21

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