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PHSC Symposium 2017

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, July 20-23 2017

Not just another stamp show!

On Saturday and Sunday, we will have a bourse at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel with fifteen leading postal history dealers. Each dealer will have their stocks of postal history available for your inspection, as well as other wares. More information about our dealers is provided below.

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• registration form: en, fr

• exhibit application: en, fr

schedule of events

our dealers



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Hugo Deshaye (Philatelist) Inc.

For those of you who do not know me, I am Hugo Deshaye, dealer in Canadian postal history specializing in covers, old correspondences, postal history, postcards, stationery, stamps, documents, vintage photography and personal archives. I am a member of the PHSC, Canadian Stamp Dealer Association (CSDA), BNAPS –PSSC – RPSC – APS – TPC – CCQ – CPS of GB – SHPQ – USPCS and numerous other study groups. My business is conducted primarily through mail order, stamp shows and private consultation. I have been a collector for over 30 years and a dealer for 25.

I am a Canadian Armed Forces veteran (Master Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Signals Corps) and I served in Canada, the US, Italy, Germany, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and Africa. I am married and the father of two children. Today, I collect Insured Mail, a postal service available from March 28, 1904 to April 7, 1909 only.

P.O. Box 88250, Quebec City QC, G3J 1Y9
(418) 655-4132 … emailwebsite

Chris Green Stamps

I am delighted to be participating in the inaugural Postal History Society of Canada Symposium.

A lifelong collector, I am a full-time dealer in fine stamps, postal history, and ephemera, and operate Chris Green Stamps, Ottawa's only dedicated stamp store. I carry a worldwide stock of quality philatelic material, with a particular emphasis on Canada & British North America, the British Commonwealth, Germany, and France & Colonies. A graduate of the Queen’s University School of Business, I have also studied at the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany.

Societies and study groups are fundamental to encouraging our hobby, and I’m pleased to support a number of philatelic organizations in Canada and internationally. I'm honoured to serve as Vice-President of the Canadian Stamp Dealers Association, Director of the Postal History Society of Canada, and Publicity Chair of the ORAPEX Organizing Committee. I am a member of a number of specialist societies, including the American Philatelic Society, the British North America Philatelic Society, la Société d'histoire postale du Quebec, the Boer War Philatelic Society, the Transvaal Study Circle, the United States Philatelic Classics Society, and several others.

As a dedicated advocate for the preservation of Canada's heritage, I have been an invited speaker on the topics of monarchy, Canadian history, and philately, and have appeared in national media discussing antiques and historical memorabilia.

Personally, I collect the postal history of Stratford, Ontario, as well as a wide range of material pertaining to the Stratford Festival of Canada. I have a habit of accumulating books of all sorts with far more enthusiasm than my available space for them allows.

151-D Second Ave., Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6
(613) 421-3576 … emailwebsite

Taylor Stamps

Hi, I’m Rob Taylor of Taylor Stamps, I have just passed my 11 year anniversary of my 'Semi-Retirement' project. After 2 lifetimes of real work I ended up with my own company that although was lucrative took a tremendous amount of time and travel. I decided to scale back and do something I would enjoy and could work on when I wanted with the time I wanted to spend – I needed a 'semi-retirement' job. I was a lifelong closet' collector of Early Canada specializing in Pence, Large Queens, Admirals and Newfoundland and the Provinces. I thought I would enjoy something to do with stamps and selling them on this thing called eBay would allow me to work from home and put in the time when I wanted to. The Royal 2007 held in Toronto was my first major stamp show as a dealer and I now regularly have a table at the major shows in Canada. I specialize in (not too surprisingly) early Canada and the Provinces with stamps of all forms. I recently started again as a collector dipping my toe into this thing called Postal History that people have been talking to me about for years. I am collecting Chinguacousy Township in Peel County. I am currently a member of several local stamp clubs, RPSC, PSSC, BNAPS, a Director of the CSDA, and a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Expertizing committee. And last but not least I joined the PHSC early this year.

Brampton, ON L6R 1C9
(905) 779-0103 … emailwebsite

Greenwood Stamp Company

Carleton Place ON
(800) 247-5619 …

Coates & Coates Philatelist

Raised in Burlington Ontario, Bill started collecting at the age of 7, stopped as a teenager and then resumed collecting in 1978 specializing in Canada/BNA with an interest in postal history. Starting out with a retail booth at day shows he then progressed to major 3-day shows in 1983. In 1988, Bill started his 1st auction of 498 lots with his last auction in 2006 consisting of 3500 lots. Today, Bill does mostly retail through various shows and mailings and still holds a very strong interest in both Canada/BNA stamps and postal history. Working with Bill is his wife Shirley who is of great help with his customers.....and yes.....they sometimes prefer working with her than Bill....

P.O. Box 114, Thorold ON L2V 3Y7
(289) 668-0314 … email

Canada Stamp Finder

Hello my name is Maxime Stephanie Herold. Many of you may know me as I have been involved with Philately for over 32 years. I have worked for many different companies such as Collectibles Inc., Darnell Inc., Rousseau Collections Inc., Gary J. Lyon (Philatelist) Ltd., Eastern Auctions Ltd., Colonial Stamp Company and more recently Brigham Auctions Ltd. I realized that individual and quality service is the key to satisfying collectors and their needs so in 2006 I decided to start Canada Stamp Finder, a different approach to philately. As the name would imply, I specialize mainly in High End Want Lists for Canada and the Provinces. When you are looking for assistance with your collection (buying or selling), I would be delighted to be of service to you. I work on commission only in order to enable buyers and sellers to achieve maximum results.

I am a member of: CSDA, ASDA, APS, NSDA, BNAPS, RPSC, PHSC, CPS of GB, PSSC, IFSDA and more. Email or call me today! Service available in English, French and German.

P.O. Box 92591, Brampton Mall, Brampton ON L6W 4R1
(877) 412-3106 … emailwebsite

John Beddows

Over fifty years of having been seen at very many philatelic extravaganzas I find myself here. From stamp to stamp, cover to cover and then more of both. Many more to come I have been from the Atlantic to the Pacific in one year doing shows. This is not a real accomplishment but we were driving. Auctions and in some cases international stamp shows in of all places North Bay were exciting times. We all look back and maybe we should look forward. I am excited about my next estate, next auction, next stamp or cover. Life is great.

Box 24083 Josephine RPO, North Bay ON P1B 0C7
(705) 495-3134 … email

Eastern Auctions

Gary Lyon and Yohann Tanguay look forward to your visit at the booth to discuss your collecting interests. They will also be available to purchase collections and to give advice on consigning to auction.

P.O. Box 250 Bathurst NB E2A 3Z2
(506) 548-8986 … email

Brian Wolfenden

I started collecting as a child in England, collecting the British Commonwealth. Over this this got narrowed down to just G.B., Canada & New Zealand. I became a show dealer in the early 1990's & my first major show was BNAPS in 2001 in Ottawa. I am a Postal History dealer, with strength in air mail that includes Semi Official air mails, first flights & commercial air mail. I also have a good stock of other Canadian postal history.

Nepean ON
(613) 226-2045 … email

Canadian Stamps

Hello my name is Stephan Bilodeau. Many of you may know me as the new young guy. I am a dealer specializing in Canadian mint never hinged stamps and covers from classic to modern. For over fifteen years now, we have helped thousands of collectors acquire the stamps they need for their collections. We offer a large stock of worldwide stamps, FDCs, postcards, stationery and much more. We always have very nice, diverse and fresh new material in each and every month. I am the Director of the Canadian Stamp Dealer Association and a member of many stamps clubs, including serving as the auction director of the APO stamp club in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. I have been a collector for over 30 years and a dealer for 15. I worked at the Canadian Archives and the Canadian Museum of History doing appraisals and exhibitions. We participate in at least 20 stamp shows per year throughout Canada. Some have found what they need on our website while others have filled their want lists at shows. Many have kept their collection updated utilizing our services. We provide collectors with a complete philatelic service regardless of their collecting interest or need. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Our business hours are: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cantley QC J8V 0C2
(819) 360-0758 … emailwebsite

Tom Watkins

As a life-long collector and philatelic enthusiast, Tom maintains a large stock of Canadian postal history with special interests in airmail, western Canada postal history and selected Elizabethan issues. Tom has formed a specialized collection of commercially used semi-official airmail that received an international large vermeil and the BNAPS grand award in 2006.

North Saanich BC V8L 4N4
(250) 360-3197 … email

Peter Piszko

Hello everyone! I'm excited to have been invited to be a dealer at the PHSC Symposium in Hamilton. I specialize in postal history and postcards and will bring over 30 boxes of material for your browsing pleasures. Also, I will have a selection of Canadian ephemera, photographs, stamps and memorabilia. Hope to see you there!

PO Box 91075, Etobicoke ON, M9C 5N5
(416) 618-4398 … email

Roy's Stamps

It will be a great pleasure to participate in this summer's PHSC Symposium in Hamilton! As Canada's Leading Stamp Show Dealer, we annually take part in approximately 25 major stamp shows, all across North America. We have over 43 years of experience as a stamp and cover dealer, specializing in the stamps and postal history of Canada and the British Commonwealth. We have long standing memberships in the ?, CPS of GB and ?. Most recently, it was an honour to join the Postal History Society of Canada. Over the last four decades, I have had the opportunity to serve in numerous leadership roles within the philatelic community. Here's a listing of some of the service experience: 10 years on the Canadian Stamp Dealers Board of Directors, including two terms as President; Past President of the St. Catharines Stamp Club, as well as over 40 years as the Chairman of the club's annual show, CATHEX; 40 years as Chairman of the Best Western Stamp Shows in St. Catharines, Ontario; 14 years as Chairman & Bourse Chairman of the Ottawa Fall Stamp Fairs; Bourse Chairman for Royal 2009 Royale in St. Catharines, ON; Bourse Chairman for BNAPEX in Niagara Falls, ON; Bourse Chairman for the upcoming Royal 2018 Royale in St. Catharines, ON

The opportunity to author philatelic articles, serve as speaker at stamp events, and offer our experience as an expertizer, have also provided great opportunities to serve this wonderful hobby. In my spare time, golf continues to be one of my favourite pastimes. My wife Linda and I are proud members of the St. Catharines Golf & Country Club, as well as the Great Outdoors Golf Titusville, Florida. We have four married children, and nine wonderful grandchildren who keep us young!

Best wishes to all the participants and visitors to the PHSC Symposium. It promises to be a great event for all postal historians!

PO Box 28001, 600 Ontario St., St. Catharines, ON L2N 7P8
(904) 934-8377 … email

Trajan Publishing

Mike Walsh is the co-owner, managing partner and editor of Trajan Publishing Corp., which publishes Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News. Both magazines have been serving the philatelic and numismatic communities since the 1960s. In 2015, Trajan also entered the stamp and coin supply business. More than 5,000 items are available through Trajan's website. As well, Mike is often seen at stamp and coin shows selling a wide variety of supplies. Mike will be at the PHSC Symposium, selling subscriptions to CSN and philatelic supplies.

St. Catharines, Ontario
(905) 646-7744 … emailwebsite

Longley Auctions

I began collecting in my youth and by 16 had migrated to postal history. I was inspired by my father and other dealers, such Allan Steinhart and Bill Coates. I was a vest pocket dealer to enhance my collection and by 18, Bill Coates allowed me to share a booth at local shows. I continued to sell part-time through university (U of T, 1989) and a career in environmental consulting. The birth of my daughter and the passing of Allan Steinhart, and the offer to handle his estate, made me jump to full time postal historian.

I operate Longley Auctions, specializing in postal history material. I've had the honour of selling a number of substantial collections (Steinhart, Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmer, Parsons, Rixon, Campbell, Palmer, Seminary of Quebec, and many more). I have had over 20 collections of Canadian postal history topics and have exhibited a collection of Uruguay (Gold, Grand, AAPE medal at Toronto), international Large Vermeil at Malaga. I've published a number of books (meter catalogue, Caspary Canada, etc) and see my auction catalogue as another means of cataloguing Canada's postal history. I collect postal guides and postal related items (Rosback perforating machine, for example). I am married and have three children, and live in Waterdown, Ontario. I am proud to serve on the organizing committee for this show and hope you have a great time.

PO Box 620, Waterdown ON, L0R 2H0
(905) 690-3598 … emailwebsite