Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

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

Message from the President

October 2021

Our October’s Zoom meeting presentation by Earle Covert on “Illustrated Permit Mail” was well received as indicated by the amount of discussion after the presentation. It shows what can be done with modern third-class mail that normally might have been thrown out. I believe we all will be taking a second look at this material before it hits the blue box.

Once again it was good to see familiar and some not so familiar faces from coast to coast. We have yet to break the 50-barrier mark of attendees and hope we do so soon.

Royal 2021 Royale is now over with once again world class exhibits, congratulations to all the participants on the awards they received. As always PSSC members were well represented and hopefully more entries for CAPEX22 will be forthcoming.

It was good news that the Greene Foundation is reopening the Harry Sutherland Library for research (see details here

Local stamp shows and bourses continue to arise in the future and the announcement of ORAPEX 2022 is welcome news. Plans are afoot to resume our annual breakfast there with Leo Beaudet being out presenter. Leo is a holdover from 2021 and he will entertain us with his talk entitled “The Philatelic Scene during the Admiral Era”. Tickets will go on sale in the New Year.

Time is running out for your exhibit for our December one frame competition. Entries are limited so please contact Ken Lemke and reserve your spot.

In closing remember “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ― Walt Disney

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


Nov 17

ZOOM Meeting & Presentation – 19:30 EST. Peter McCarthy presents: His Majesty’s Canadian Ship.

Dec 8

ZOOM AGM & Annual one frame competition – 19:30 EST. PSSC members presents: New Presentations.