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PHSC Symposium 2017

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, July 20-23 2017

Not just another stamp show!

The Exhibition at PHSC Symposium 2017 will be a National level accredited event devoted to the postal history of Canada and British North America. The exhibits may be on any topic that is postal history related such as studies of postmarks, postal rates, mail routes, etc. Exhibits on military and transportation postal history, as well as stamp and postal stationery exhibits if they are focussed on postal history aspects will also be welcomed.

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Many of the rules for exhibiting in North America have been recently revised. The full guidelines are available in a publication of the American Philatelic Society, the APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting, 7th Edition. The changes were highlighted in a presentation by Ed Kroft, Rodney Paige and Sam Chiu at the Philatelic Specialist's Society of Canada in Toronto in the fall of 2016. Their presentation (pdf) is a convenient introduction to the subject.

More general information about exhibiting is available from several sources. There are a series of articles by David Piercey in the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada's The Canadian Philatelist that cover each of the major components of an exhibit. These are collated on the RPSC website. The APS has a website devoted to exhibiting and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors can help you keep abreast of all facets of philatelic exhibiting.

The Exhibition will award medals to winning exhibits. In addition, we are developing special awards concerning specific aspects of postal history.

PHSC Symposium 2017 Jury

Charles J.G. Verge

Patricia S. Walker

Edwin G. Kroft

PHSC Symposium 2017 Exhibits

Exhibitor Medal Title
David Hobden In Defence of the Border
Leigh Hogg A Study of The Confederation Stamp of 1917. 50-100-150 Years
Don Hedger Vermeil Epic of Vimy - a Canadian Pilgrimage
St├ęphane Cloutier Large Gold The Postmarks of Hamilton Ontario, 1828-1897
Luc Legault Gold L'introduction du compteur postal 'MIDGET' et son usage en Amerique du Nord
Ray Simrak Vermeil The S.C.A.D.T.A. System from Canada to Colombia, South America
Gray Scrimgeour Gold The Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Kevin O'Reilly Large Gold Yukon Postal History Before World War ll
Chris Anstead Large Silver The Royal FLying Corps in Deseronto 1917-18 PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Gr├ęgoire Teyssier Large Gold Canadian Government: Postal History and Postmarks to 1950
Rob Leigh Gold The Western District of Upper Canada: the Development of Postal Communications and Postal Markings
Ken Lemke Large Vermeil Grand Trunk Railway Pictorial Post Cards
Garfield Portch Vermeil The Expansion of the Post Office in Toronto, 1880 to 1899
Faucher/Poitras Large Gold Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspe Peninsula Postal History
Robert Toombs Vermeil RAF Ferry Command Dorval: Military mail to and from Global War Fronts
Tom Watkins Gold The Postal History of Canada's Semi-Official Airmail
Yan Turmine Vermeil Histoire postale du Haut Richelieu 1783-1869
Guillaume Vadeboncoeur Large Gold Canada's Small Queen Era Postal History with Foreign Stamps
Bob Thorne Vermeil Post WWII IDEA becomes POSTAL CODE
Don Hedger Silver A Soldier's Postcards - Mailed from the Somme-Flanders in WWI
IUTS Study Group Inter-University Transit System
Robert Stock Vermeil Agriculture as a Driving Force in Oxford County's Industrial Development: an Economic Postal History
Brian Stalker Large Vermeil A Postal History of the Great Western Railway of Canada and the Hamilton Connection
Alec Globe Gold Forerunners, Manufacture, and Spinoffs of Canada's Multiple 2-ring Stamp Obliterators Used between 1869 and 1884.
Chip Gliedman Large Gold Special Mail Routes of the Red River Colony
Leigh Hogg Large Silver The Wreck of the Steamship Labrador 1899
Luc Legault Large Silver Correspondance de Guerre d'Emile Martin (1914-1916)
Peter McCarthy Vermeil Canadian Railway Post Office Markings