Club Activities Page
Meeting Schedule for 2017/2018
September 14th –
October 12th – Guest Speaker – Vic Potter speaking on Franco-Prussion War Exhibit
October 21st – ANNUAL STAMP SHOW – Allandale Recreation Centre (Little Ave & Bayview Drive)
November 9th – Auction Night
December 14th – Open Night
January – Annual General Meeting
February – TBD
March – TBD
April – TBD
May – Auction
June – TBD
WHAT WE DO:
Sales Circuit Binders
Our Sales Circuit Binders house an assortment of (mostly) used stamps from around the world, at ¼ to ½ of current Scott/Cdn Unitrade Catalogue prices. Currently there are approximately 20 albums in our collection. There is a predominance of Canada, Great Britain, Australia but other countries are generally for sale as well. While only members of the Club can “sell” stamps in this manner the public is entirely welcome to purchase stamps from this venue. All stamps are to be paid for before you leave the table!
Silent Auction Tables
A relatively new addition to the the Club, we regularly have 2 or 3 eight foot tables which hold a wide variety of stamps (both singularly and in packets) for sale by members. These sales represent the wide variety of countries and philatelic avenues that our members collect. As with the Sales Circuit binders, only members may sell stamps through the Silent Auction, the public is still welcome to purchase any item. The Silent Auction end time is normally announced during the meeting. All items must be paid for prior to leaving the premises.
What we Collect:
With approximately 50 members in our Club there is a very WIDE interest among our members such that we often cannot accommodate everyone’s interest at the same time.
The bulk of our members are collectors who prefer to collect stamps from one to half a dozen countries. While we predominantly collect Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and other commonwealth countries, there are some collectors who favour the old world and specialize in Asian countries, Germany, Finland, Italy, France as well as Austria, Ireland and Egypt. We also have several members who prefer in British West Indies, British Commonwealth , and other smaller countries etc.
A growing number in our Club have become quite interested in Postal History in the last couple of years. Several members collect Simcoe, Grey and/or Bruce Counties including postcards, postmarks and everything philatelic relating to these counties. There are a few members who collect Nova Scotia Postal History and another who is solely interested in Algonquin Park, canoeing and Scouts on Stamps!
Then there are our senior specialists, of which we have many. We have specialists in Military covers (envelopes), including postmarks, addresses and postcards, and we have specialists who are only interested in squared circle cancels and Socked-on-the-Nose (SON) cancels. There are also a few members strictly interested in Perfins (Perforated Initials) on stamps. A few even delve into the many aspects of the British Machin stamp and actively collect any that can be had looking for variations.
There are a couple of members who like to specialize in error stamps; collecting all manner of minor errors (some call flyspecking) to major misprints and shifting of colours and tagging.
This would be incomplete if we didn’t mention those that specialize in Registered Mail stamps, Small and Large Queens, Admirals and even Easter Seal stamps. Come on out. There’s room for you too!
We also have TWO ‘called’ auctions held in May and October of every year. Something for everyone. Generally there are about 120 LOTS that members sell with the Club benefiting from 10% of the sales.
Come on out and see what’s interesting to you !
While the Club doesn’t actively appraise stamps and collections (as a Club) we will honestly try and steer you towards someone who does or even someone who may be interested to buy your materiel, but we can offer no guarantee. CAVEAT EMPTOR !