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Join Us Next Week at the PHSC Symposium!

Next week - from July 20-23, 2017 - the Postal History Society of Canada will be hosting the inaugural Postal History Symposium in Hamilton, Ontario. Collectors will have the opportunity to enjoy four days of philatelic camaraderie, and will take pa …

Visit Us at ORAPEX 2016!

ORAPEX - an annual highlight of Canada's philatelic calendar - starts this Saturday! Come say hello, and enjoy a weekend at one of the country's premier stamp shows. ORAPEX's famous bourse offers something for every collector, and the exhibits are al …

A Surprise from South Sudan

Those who know me will not be surprised by the admission that my philatelic interests tend to gravitate towards "classics" - but once in a while, an intriguing bit of modern philately captures my attention.South Sudan gained its independence from Sud …

Holiday Hours at Chris Green Stamps

There's still time to find the perfect gift for the philatelist on your list!Our shop will be open our usual hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm, until Christmas Eve, when we'll close early at 3:00pm. For the balance of the holiday season, our s …

Great Start to FILEX 2015!

Day one of FILEX found an enthusiastic crowd of collectors enjoying both a well-stocked bourse and a superb selection of quality exhibits. There's one day left to the fun - come join us tomorrow in Boucherville!For details, visit http://www.filex.q …

A Striking Pack of Panes

Many of our customers collect complete panes of Canadian stamps -- "full sheets" as they like to describe them.One of our customers, Antoine, recently brought in a complete pad of the one-cent Queen Elizabeth II Centennial definitive he acquired for …

New Show Dates Announced

With fall upon us comes a new lineup of exhibitions and stamp shows, and we're pleased to be attending several over the next few weeks.We look forward to meeting friends & clients at:FILEX- (Boucherville, Quebec). Hosted by the Fédération québ …

Farewell to Niagara Falls!

The bourse has wrapped up after a successful BNAPEX 2015 in Niagara Falls. I enjoyed a tremendous few days meeting collectors from across the country and as far away as Australia, all coming together to share their enthusiasm for Canadian philately. …

Gems of the Niger Coast

The Niger Coast Protectorate was a British protectorate in the Oil Rivers area of present-day Nigeria. Initially, stamps of Great Britain were used, overprinted with BRITISH / PROTECTORATE / OIL / RIVERS, and were distributed in 1892 to Benin River, …

Hunting for Philatelic Treasures

I write this as I plan for a brief Sunday fishing expedition to Renfrew County, just outside of Ottawa. Having double-checked to ensure my Outdoors Card was packed away, I was reminded at how unfortunate it is that Ontario’s current cards bear styl …

Colourful Cancels on Consorts

Philately is a detail-oriented pursuit, and there are infinite possibilities for those keen on studying everything from paper types to re-entries. I recently spent an enjoyable hour with a very knowledgeable collector studying a selection of 6d Conso …

The Patriotics of JC Wilson

The postcards of J.C. Wilson & Co of Montreal are a fascinating area of study, and the attractive illustrations provide a glimpse into a time in Canadian history when patriotic fervor was running high. From Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1897, thr …