Meeting Schedule

Below is the schedule of past and current speakers. Contact Ken Lemke to book your date for 2021.

(Any spots reading "tba" are still available for the taking.)

2021 Meetings

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
December 8, 2021PSSC Members

AGM and annual one frame competition

November 17, 2021Peter McCarthy

His Majesty’s Canadian Ship.

October 20, 2021Earle Covert

TBD

September 15, 2021Kevin O’Reilly

A friendly Invasion - U.S. Forces in Churchill

August 18, 2021Show & Tell

Show & Tell

July 21, 2021Ron Smith

Fredericton Post Office and its postmarks pre-1900

June 16, 2021Derek Smith

Derek Smith Postal History of the New Brunswick Cents Issue of 1860

May 19, 2021Ed Kroft

Some uncommon Destinations for mail sent from Palestine: December 1917 to May 1948

April 21, 2021PSSC members

Show and Tell

March 17, 2021Eldon Godfrey

Foreign Control Board Canada. The role of Canada Post 1939-1951

February 17, 2021Simon Claughton

Canada's One Cent First Flight Air Mail

January 20, 2021David Hopper

Queensland – A Philatelic Miscellany

2020 Meetings

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
December 9, 2020PSSC members

Single Frame Competition

Zoom

November 18, 2020David McLaughlin

1957 Ottawa UPU Conference

Zoom

October 21, 2020David K. Foot

Postal History of Norfolk Island

Zoom

September 16, 2020Derwin Mak

Superman, Stamps, Covers and Postmarks of the Man of Steel!

Zoom

March 1, 2020

March 2020 - August 2020 Meetings suspended due to COVID-19

February 19, 2020Sam Chiu

Colours and Appearance in Philately

January 15, 2020Chris Ellis

Canadian Postal Stationery Card Advertising

2019 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
December 11, 2019PSSC MEMBERS

Annual Single Frame Competition

November 20, 2019Ken Snelson

British Underpaid Intercontinental Air Mail to WWII

October 23, 2019Patrick Durbano

Canadian Official Perfins

October 19, 2019

PSSC Meet and Greet at CAPEX 2019

September 28, 2019Gray Scrimgeour

Andy Morod and the Nootka Sound Region.

September 18, 2019Garfield Portch

Postal History of Toronto

August 31, 2019Ron Majors

Cross Border Use of U.S. Civil War Patriotic Covers.

August 21, 2019PSSC MEMBERS

Show & Tell

July 20, 2019Alec Globe

Two Ring Numeral Cancels

July 17, 2019Charles Livermore

Military Toronto

June 19, 2019Jerry Piotrowski

Austro-Hungarian censor marks on mail from Poland 1914-1918

May 15, 2019Bob Vogel

A Definitive Study of the First Day Covers of the Canada Envelope Company.

May 5, 2019Robin Harris

Lowe Martin – Coil Die Cutting

PSSC Event

April 17, 2019PSSC Members

Show and Tell

March 23, 2019David Bartlet

The Evolution of Kiosk Stamps

PSSC Event

March 20, 2019David K. Foot

Pitcairn Postal History

February 20, 2019Ian Robertson

How an Ontario Mill Town was Renamed after a Mexican General.

January 16, 2019Michael Croy

The History of Canadian Aviation and Pioneer Mail 1906-1934.

2018 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
December 12, 2018Various members

Competitive single frame exhibits.

November 21, 2018Michèle Cartier

The French Revolution from the Ancien Regime to the end of the First Republic, 1789-1804.

October 19, 2018Mary Pugh

GB Commemoratives of the GV Era.

Annual Banquet

October 17, 2018Chris Green

The Mulready Stationery and its Caricatures.

October 13, 2018MEET & GREET

MEET & GREET

October 6, 2018Ian Kimmerly

Shortpaid Mail To & From Solomon Islands.

September 23, 2018Dr. Mark Berner

Preferential Rates Across the St Lawrence River at Quebec – Mystery Solved.

September 22, 2018David McLaughlin

Householder Mail during the inaugural meeting of the Lower Canada Regional Group.

September 19, 2018Jim Hudson

British Africa

September 15, 2018Hugh Rathbun

Nova Scotia Pictorial Postmarks

August 15, 2018Various members

Show and Tell

July 18, 2018Bob Anderson

Early Brant County Postmarks

June 20, 2018Leigh Hogg

The wreck of the SS Labrador – 1899. Story and Postal Survivors.

May 16, 2018Dick McIntosh

Roessler’s Canadian Aerophilately

April 18, 2018Various members

Show and Tell

March 21, 2018George Pepall

The USA Second Bureau Series (1902 -1908)

February 21, 2018Josh Hodgson

Why I collect Poland

January 17, 2018Ken Snelson

United Kingdom Taxe marks and their Offices and Uses in the Centimes era

2017 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
December 13, 2017Various members

AGM & Competitive single frame exhibits

November 15, 2017Leon Matthys

The Great Halifax Explosion of 1917

November 10, 2017

UKRAINEPEX

Old Mill Hotel, Toronto

October 20, 2017David Lank

Every Stamp a Story

Annual Banquet & lecture at the Old Mill, Toronto

October 18, 2017David McLaughlin

Archival Material – Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898

October 14, 2017N/A

PSSC Meet & Greet

CANPEX National Philatelic Exhibition at the Hellenic Community Centre London, Ontario. See minutes for details.

September 23, 2017Chris and Birthe King

RPSL Meeting at VGG

Non-RPSL members welcome. See the Greene website for details: http://www.greenefoundation.ca/

September 22, 2017Chris King

Is Postal History, History?

Sutherland Philatelic Lecture at the Rosedale Golf Club. See the Greene website for details: http://www.greenefoundation.ca/

September 20, 2017David Hobden

In Defence of the Border – Canadian Military Mails 1628-1885 Collection Highlights

August 16, 2017Show and Tell

Bring or send in scans of your latest interests or acquisitions

July 22, 2017Lawrence Pinkney

Methods to Expertize a Cover

at the PSSC Breakfast at the PHSC Symposium, Hamilton

July 21, 2017Jean Wang

The Story of Blood, Myth to Medicine

July 19, 2017Chris Hargreaves

Development of Canada-U.S. Airmails 1928-1945

July 8, 2017

A Philatelic Celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Canada’s Confederation

During an open Saturday at the Greene Foundation all members are invited to display one page representing one of Canada’s 151 years. For more information click here.

See Excel spreadsheet

May 28, 2017Michèle Cartier

The Republic of Venice

Royale*2017*Boucherville, breakfast and lecture. Contact Robert Carswell for tickets

May 17, 2017Ken Lemke

Grand Trunk Railway Pictorial Postcards

May 7, 2017Christiane Faucher & Jacques Poitras

Topic: Christiane: “Official mail at the time of Confederation”, Jacques: “Favored letters in early Canada”

April 19, 2017Show & Tell

Bring your latest find(s)!

March 15, 2017Joe Trauzzi

Canada - 1939 Royal Visit

February 15, 2017Ingo Nessel & John Wilson

Hong Kong Registration & AR

January 18, 2017Charles Verge

Patricia Airways and Exploration Limited- A. J. Algate’s Airmail Semi-Officials, From Concept to First Usages, 1926-1927

2016 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 14, 2016 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (5 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 16, 2016 Sam Chiu Care Force C in Hong Kong
Oct 19, 2016 Ken Pugh Fakes and Forgeries
Sep 21, 2016 Sam Chiu, Ed Kroft & Rod Paige Proposed Changes to the Guidelines to Judging and Exhibiting in 2017
Aug 17, 2016 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
July 20, 2016 Alan Hanks The Microcosmos and a Closer Look at Thematics
Jun 15, 2016 Mark Stelmacovich Ukrainian Provisionals
May 18, 2016 Andrew Chung & Bob Vogel EFOs on First Day Covers
Apr 20, 2016 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Mar 16, 2016 Ed Kroft The Postal History of the Holy Land, beginning in 1948 (the Transitional Period of three government administrations)
Feb 17, 2016 Michael Croy The History of Canadian Aviation and Airmail, 1906 to 1934
Jan 20, 2016 Ted Nixon The Expertizing of the Two Cent Large Queen on Laid Paper - A Forensic to Analytical Concept in Philately

2015 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 9, 2015 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (5 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 18, 2015 Robert Carswell The History of the Ionian Islands
Oct 21, 2015 Ken Snelson Researching The Return Letter Office - Process & Progress
Sep 16, 2015 Sam Chiu Chinese Labour Corps
Aug 19, 2015 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Jul 15, 2015 Michael Behm Perfins: The Hole Story
Jun 17, 2015 Michael Madesker Pneumatic Post - Paris - Poste Pneumatic
May 20, 2015 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
NOTE: MOVED FROM APRIL
Apr 15, 2015 Ed Kroft Palestine & Aero-Philately
Mar 18, 2015 Ken Snelson UK Postal Union Postage Due Mail - Not Double Deficiency
Feb 18, 2015 Barry Millman The Greatest Forgery Operation Ever - KZSachsenhausen to Toplitzsee
Jan 21, 2015 Mattia Guida The Stamps of Sicily

2014 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 10, 2014 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 19, 2014 David Hobden Upper Canada Dispatch Riders 1812-1814
Oct 15, 2014 Owen White Inter-University Transit System
Sep 17, 2014 Peter Butler Canada Post’s Picture Postage, Personalized Picture Postage and Social Philately
Aug 20, 2014 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
July 16, 2014 John Wilson Reform in the Hong Kong Post Office, 1912 to 1934
Jun 18, 2014 Michael Madesker Sign Language
May 21, 2014 Peter McCarthy Caricatures & Landscapes
Apr 16, 2014 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Mar 19, 2014 David Foot Australian Stamp Shows: A History of Organized Philately in Australia
Feb 19, 2014 Ted Nixon Postal History from Paris, France, Featuring the Paris Star Cancels
Jan 15, 2014 Bill Longley Early Cuban Postal History

2013 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 11, 2013 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 20, 2013 Owen White Canadian 'Y' Force in Jamaica During WWII
Oct 16, 2013 Shirley Griff-Coates Mourning Covers
Sep 18, 2013 Peter McCarthy Mail by Rail, The Early Years 1853-59
Aug 21, 2013 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
July 17, 2013 Fred Smallbone Downey Heads, An Explanation
Jun 19, 2013 Michael Madesker The Eye
May 15, 2013 Derek Smith Transatlantic Stampless Mail - Ship Letters to 1840
Apr 17, 2013 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Mar 20, 2013 Dave Hanes Camp Borden - 97 Years of Postal History
Feb 20, 2013 Ken Snelson Postage Due Mail Between the UK and Southern Africa
Jan 16, 2013 Michael Millar "The Perfin Travel Planner"

2012 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 12, 2012 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 21, 2012 David Oberholtzer Canada's Barrel Postmarks 1955-1962
Oct 17, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Sep 19, 2012 Charles Verge & Garfield Portch Security Features in Stamp Printing Using the VSC6000, A Case Study
Aug 15, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
July 18, 2012 (Rod Paige for) Michael Peach Postal Stationery Cut-Outs and Philatelic Mail, Great Britain
Jun 20, 2012 John Reginald Hooper The 125th Anniversary of Organized Philately in Canada
May 16, 2012 Ken Snelson Undeliverable Mail and the Dead Letter Office Prior to Post Office Reform
Apr 18, 2012 Show & Tell Bring your latest find(s)!
Mar 21, 2012 David Foot Western Australia: Confederation to Centenary (1901-29)
Feb 15, 2012 Michael Madesker A Philatelic Narration of a Human Life
Jan 18, 2012 Nick Poppenk Postal Codes

2011 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 14, 2011 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 16, 2011 Dr. Ijaz A. Qureshi Early Obliterator Subtypes Used in the Punjab and Sind, 1854-1865
Oct 19, 2011 Bob Vogel An Admiral Rate Study, Kitchener, Ontario 1916-1927
Sep 21, 2011 Robert Pinet

Montreal Advertising Covers of the Victorian Period (Printing Techniques, Research and Exhibiting Challenges)
Aug 17, 2011 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
July 20, 2011 Owen White & Andrew Chung 100 Years of Reply Coupons
Jun 15, 2011 Ken Snelson The Detained for Postage Notices of the British Post Office 1790-c1875
May 18, 2011 Charles Verge The Documentary Revenues of Haiti
Apr 20, 2011 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Mar 16, 2011 David Foot Western Australia: The First 100 Years (1829-1929)
Feb 16, 2011 Ted Nixon The Small Queens of Canada
Jan 19, 2011 Stuart Reddington Great Britain 1840 Line-Engraved Issue

2010 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 8, 2010 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 17, 2010 Murray Heifetz Dirigibles and the Canadian Connection
Oct 20, 2010 Michael Millar Railway Sub-Office Postmarks of Great Britain
Sep 15, 2010 David Hobden Canadian Military Mails 1667-1885, Part III: Militia, Rebellions, Fenians & Louis
Aug 18, 2010 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
July 21, 2010 Garfield Portch Pardon Me, Your Slip Is Showing
Jun 16, 2010 John Wilson Postman's Beat Chops to 1962 (Hong Kong)
May 19, 2010 Peter Spencer The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps and Stamped Paper of the Princely States of Kathiawar
Apr 21, 2010 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Mar 17, 2010 David Foot Thursday Island
Feb 17, 2010 David Hobden Canadian Military Mails 1667-1885, Part II: The War of 1812
Jan 20, 2010 Charles Verge The St. Lawrence Seaway
Charles' new book on The Seaway available HERE

2009 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 9, 2009 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 18, 2009 David Hopper Queensland Traveling Post Offices
Oct 21, 2009 David Hobden Canadian Military Mail, Part 1: French vs English & The Revolutionary War 1667-1811
Sep 16, 2009 Neil Hunter Trans-Atlantic Airmails 1939-1941
Aug 19, 2009 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
July 15, 2009 Victor Potter Egypt, The Sphinx & Pyramid Issues
Jun 17, 2009 James Taylor St. Pierre Miquelon Stamp shortage 1926
May 20, 2009 Rodney Paige From Cross to Duplex
Apr 15, 2009 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Mar 18, 2009 Ken Snelson Underpaid Mail Between Australia & The UK
PowerPoint Presentation will soon be available for Download
Feb 18, 2009 Jack Forbes Shades of Canada's 8 Cents Small Queens
Jan 21, 2009 Charles Verge First Day Cover Collecting

2008 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 10, 2008 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 19, 2008 Steve Johnson Yukon Airways
Oct 15, 2008 John Van Der Ven Australian FDC Cachet Makers Before 1958
Sep 17, 2008 Charles LaBlonde & John Tyacke Postal History of WWII Mail Between Canada and Switzerland
Aug 20, 2008 Joey Yuan Olympic Philately
July 16, 2008 Michael Madesker The Medium is the Message
Jun 18, 2008 Dave Hanes Airmail Labels & Airmail Markings on Canadian Mail
May 21, 2008 John Tyacke Boer War POWs in India
Apr 16, 2008 Herb McNaught 1897 Diamond Jubilees
Mar 19, 2008 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Feb 20, 2008 Charles Verge The Brown Brothers Nursery 1885-1926
Jan 16, 2008 Hugh Laurence Coin & Currency in Pre-Dominion Days

2007 Meetings & Events

Date Speaker Topic & Additional Information
Dec 12, 2007 Single-Frame Exhibits Competitive   (3 Minutes Each)
Must be a new exhibit created especially for this meeting.
Nov 21, 2007 Ozzie Osborne The Russian Rural Post 1865-1917
Oct 17, 2007 Owen White German Military Mail in China 1900 - 1905
Sep 19, 2007 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Bring your latest find(s)!
Aug 15, 2007 Ingo Nessel Hong Kong
July 18, 2007 Single-Page Exhibits Competitive & Non-Competitive (to be determined)
This will be a new experiment we will try for 2007.
Jun 20, 2007 David Foot Eclipse Philately
May 16, 2007 Herb McNaught The Half Cent Small Queen
Apr 18, 2007 Michael Madesker WWI Prisoner of War Mail
Mar 21, 2007 Show & Tell Non-Competitive
Bring your latest find(s)!
Feb 21, 2007 Ted Wright Flying Mercury of Greece 1901-1912
Jan 17, 2007 Garfield Portch A Small Queen Overview