PSSC Breakfasts and Lectures

In the early 2000’s PSSC began to hold meetings at one of Canada’s National Stamp Exhibitions, ORAPEX in Ottawa. Many PSSC members from across Canada who took part in the show as exhibitors or dealers attended. The PSSC Breakfast and Lecture became a tradition at ORAPEX.

With the success of the ORAPEX events, and the growth of the Society in the early 20-teens President Ingo Nessel initiated a series of PSSC meetings across Canada and the United States. The events consisted of lectures by members at national stamp exhibitions with time to ‘Meet and Greet’ and otherwise socialize with fellow specialists. This raised the profile of the Society and enabled members who could not regularly attend the Toronto meetings to participate in PSSC activities. Here are the highlights of those meetings.

American Philatelic Society

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  • Headshot of Jean-Jacques Tillard

    Jean-Jacques Tillard

    August 11, 2018

    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

    “St-Pierre and Miquelon, the 5 / 4c of 1885, Type 2 , New Classic Discovered After More Than a Century”

British North American Philatelic Society (BNAPS) Conventions

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  • Headshot of Ron Majors OTB

    Ron Majors OTB

    August 31, 2019

    BNAPEX 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario

    “Civil War Mail Between BNA and the Union/Confederacy”

  • Headshot of DR. Mark Berner

    Dr. Mark Berner

    September 23, 2018

    BNAPEX 2018 - Quebec City, Quebec

    “Preferential Rate Across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec: Mystery Solved”

  • Headshot of Sandy Freeman

    Sandy Freeman

    September 2, 2017

    BNAPEX 2017 - Calgary, Alberta

    Meet and Greet and Lecture

    “Development of Bolivian Airmail 1905-1945”

    To view Sandy’s presentation, click here. This is a mp4 video measuring 34.5Mb.

  • Headshot of Garfield Portch

    Garfield Portch

    September 30, 2016

    BNAPEX 2016 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

    “BNA Forensic Philately”


  • Headshot of Sam Chiu Headshot of Robert Anderson

    Sam Chiu & Robert Anderson

    CANPEX October 19, 2019 Meet and Greet

    Meet and Greet Hosted by Vice-President Sam Chiu

    Robert Anderson was presented the Dube Award for his presentation and book “Brant County Postal History”

  • Headshot of Ingo Nessel

    Ingo Nessel

    CANPEX October 16, 2016 Meet and Greet

    CANPEX October 14, 2017 Meet and Greet

    CANPEX October 13, 2018 Meet and Greet

    These three events were hosted by President Ingo Nessel

Edmonton Spring National Show

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  • Headshot of Kevin O'Reilly

    Kevin O’Reilly

    March 29, 2020

    Edmonton, Alberta

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

    "A Friendly Invasion -American Forces at Churchill"

  • Headshot of Dave Bartlet

    Dave Bartlet

    March 23, 2019

    Edmonton, Alberta

    “Canada’s Kiosk Stamps”


  • Headshot of Hugh Rathbun

    Hugh Rathbun

    September 15, 2018

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    “Nova Scotia Pictorial Postmarks”

ORAPEX - Ottawa's National Stamp Exhibition

  • Headshot of Ron Smith

    Ron Smith

    May 3, 2020

    “The History of the Fredericton Post Office and its Postmarks pre-1900”

    Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Headshot of Robin Harris

    Robin Harris, FRPSC

    May 5, 2019

    “Lowe-Martin - Coil Die Cutting”

    Robin was honoured at ORAPEX in 2018.

  • Headshot of Michael Street

    Michael Street, OTB FCPS FRPSC

    May 6, 2018

    “Rates of the Peace Issue”

    Mike was honoured at ORAPEX in 2018.

  • Headshot of Christiane Faucher Headshot of Jacques Poitras

    Christiane Faucher & Jacques Poitras

    May 7, 2017

    “Official Mail at the time of Confederation”

    “Favoured Letters in Early Canada”

    Our first dual presentation.

  • Headshot of Chris Hargreaves

    Chris Hargreaves

    May 1, 2016

    "The Development of Canada - U.S. Air Mail"

    Chris was honoured at ORAPEX in 2016.

  • Headshot of Dr. Gray Scrimgeour

    Dr. Gray Scrimgeour, FRPSC

    May 3, 2015

    “Early Victoria B.C. to California Mail”

    Gray was honoured at ORAPEX in 2015.

  • Headshot of Larry Margetish

    Larry Margetish

    May 4, 2014

    “Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues”

    Larry was our first non-member presenter.

  • Headshot of Richard Malott

    Richard Malott, FRPSC FPSL FCPS

    May 5, 2013

    “My 80 years in Philately”

    Dick was made an Honourary Member at this function.

  • Headshot of Michael Millar

    Michael Millar, FRPSC

    May 6, 2012

    “Railway Mail Service Toronto to Montreal”

Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC) - Symposium

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  • Headshot of Dr. Alec Globe

    Dr. Alec Globe

    July 20,2019

    Hamilton, Ontario

    “Digital Forensics, Post Office Records and Canada Two Ring Stamp Obliterators of 1869”

  • Headshot of Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi

    Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi

    July 21, 2018

    Hamilton, Ontario

    “Canadian Missionary Mail to British India: 1878-1914”

  • Headshot of Lawrence Pinkney

    Lawrence Pinkney

    July 22, 2017

    Breakfast & Lecture - Hamilton, Ontario

    “Expertization; Dubé Award”


  • Headshot of Michel J.R. Houde

    Michel J.R. Houde

    June 22, 2019

    Royal *2019* Royale - Mississauga, Ontario

    “A 29 year Journey of Discovery of a Unique Canadian”

  • Headshot of Robert S. Carswell

    Robert S. Carswell

    June 23, 2018

    Royal *2018* Royale - St. Catherines, Ontario

    “The New Republic Rarities and Controversies”

  • Headshot of Michèle Cartier

    Michèle Cartier

    May 28, 2017

    Royal *2017* Royale - Boucherville, Quebec

    Breakfast & Lecture

    “The Republic of Venice”

  • Headshot of Dr. David Piercey

    Dr. David Piercey

    August 20, 2016

    Royal *2016* Royale - Waterloo, Ontario

    “Demonstrating Philatelic Knowledge, and Personal Study and Research, in Thematic Exhibits”

VANPEX - Vancouver, B.C.

  • Headshot of Dr. K. Gray Scrimgeour FRPSC

    Dr. K. Gray Scrimgeour FRPSC

    September 28, 2019

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    “Andy Morod and the Nootka Sound Region”

VICPEX - Victoria, B.C.

  • Headshot of Ian Kimmerly

    Ian Kimmerly

    October 6, 2018

    Victoria, British Columbia

    “Shortpaid Mail To, From & Within the Solomon Islands”

World Stamp Show 2016

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  • Headshot of Ted Nixon Headshot of Ingo Nessel

    Ted Nixon & Ingo Nessel

    May 31, 2016

    Meet & Greet hosted by Ted Nixon and Ingo Nessel

    “An Introduction to the VGG and the PSSC”