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  • RPSC celebrates 50-year members
    by Jesse on January 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    At its recent annual general meeting (AGM), the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) celebrated 11 members who have belonged to the country’s national stamp club for half a century. The 50-year members include: Paul Arcand, of Québec City, Qué.; Joe Caplan, of Willowdale, Ont.; Ross Gray, of Peterborough, Ont.; Lorne James, of Victoria, B.C.; The post RPSC celebrates 50-year members appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • BNAPS names nine emeritus members
    by Jesse on January 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) recently announced its 2021 class of emeritus members. In 1978, the BNAPS board of governors created an emeritus membership program for members who have been with the society for 35 consecutive years and are aged 75 or older. A decade later, the criteria for emeritus membership was updated The post BNAPS names nine emeritus members appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • OTD: Ottawa native Steve Yzerman nets 500th goal
    by Jesse on January 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

    On today’s date in 1996, Ottawa native Steve Yzerman scored his 500th career goal to help his Detroit Red Wings defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2. Almost halfway through the second period, with Detroit leading 1-0, winger Greg Johnson fed Yzerman with a pass in the slot. Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy saved the initial wrist shot, but Yzerman’s The post OTD: Ottawa native Steve Yzerman nets 500th goal appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • CAPEX 22 website goes live
    by Jesse on January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The website for CAPEX 22, the first World One-Frame Stamp Championship, is now live at capex22.org. The website includes details about the show – Canada’s fifth international show since 1951 – to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on June 9-12, 2022. There’s also visitor, bourse and exhibition information, including application forms, now The post CAPEX 22 website goes live appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • OTD: Bluenose architect dies in Halifax
    by Jesse on January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

    On today’s date in 1970, William J. Roué, the visionary naval architect behind the design of the iconic Bluenose schooner, died at age 90. Born on April 27, 1879, Roué came of age in Halifax’s South End neighbourhood, where, as a child, he made and sailed 1.5-metre model boats. “As a young school boy, he was more The post OTD: <i>Bluenose</i> architect dies in Halifax appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • Canada Post maintains stamp prices
    by Jesse on January 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Canada Post has announced it will maintain stamp prices at 2020 levels through 2021. Stamp prices for letters mailed within Canada and weighing less than 30 grams will remain at 92 cents when purchased as part of a booklet, coil or pane (or $1.07 when purchased individually). Stamp prices for letters, cards and postcards sent The post Canada Post maintains stamp prices appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • OTD: Hockey star, restauranteur Tim Horton born
    by Jesse on January 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    On today’s date in 1930, hockey legend Miles Gilbert Horton was born in Cochrane, Ont., northeast of Timmins. Better known as Tim Horton, he played for 24 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1949-70), New York Rangers (1970-71), Pittsburgh Penguins (1971-72) and Buffalo Sabres (1972-74). In that time, he won four The post OTD: Hockey star, restauranteur Tim Horton born appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • Ottawa collector nominated for APS Chatty Award
    by Jesse on January 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Retired teacher and long-time collector Irving Osterer, of Ottawa, has been nominated for a Chatty Award by the American Philatelic Society (APS). Unveiled earlier this month, the Chatty Awards “celebrate our community’s ability to overcome the social challenges presented by COVID-19,” according to APS community specialist Heidi Rhoades. The awards centre on the more than The post Ottawa collector nominated for APS Chatty Award appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • OTD: Macdonald stamp marks first prime minister’s 200th birthday
    by Jesse on January 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    On today’s date in 2015, a stamp honouring Sir John A. Macdonald, one of the Fathers of Confederation and Canada’s first prime minister, was unveiled by Canada Post in Kingston, Ont. Designed by the Montréal studio Paprika and issued in booklets of 10 Permanent stamps, the issue marked the 200th anniversary of the influential politician’s The post OTD: Macdonald stamp marks first prime minister’s 200th birthday appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

  • OTD: Frank Mahovlich born in Timmins
    by Jesse on January 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

    On today’s date in 1938, Toronto hockey legend and Canadian senator Frank Mahovlich was born in Timmins, Ont. The son of Croatian immigrants, Mahovlich lived in small towns across Ontario while being scouted by several National Hockey League (NHL) teams. After three years with Toronto’s minor-league affiliate, he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs full time The post OTD: Frank Mahovlich born in Timmins appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.