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PHSC Symposium 2018

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, July 19-22 2018

Not just another stamp show!

The Exhibition at PHSC Symposium 2018 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. Please consult the Prospectus (en, fr) for further details.

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 2017 Exhibition contained a wide variety of top-notch exhibits, and we look forward to the 2018 Exhibition. Specially designed medals will be awarded to winning exhibits, and in addition, there is a variety of special awards concerning specific aspects of postal history. Check the 2017 Palmares to see who won what last year.

PHSC Symposium 2018 Jury

David Piercey

Darrell Ertzberger

Grégoire Teyssier

PHSC Symposium 2018 Exhibits

Frames Exhibitor Title
1 Ron Brigham The 12d Black of Canada
2-6 Faucher/Poitras Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspe Peninsula Postal History
7-10 Andrew Liptak Queen Elizabeth II Era - Selected Rates
11-14 Gray Scrimgeour 1941: A Year of Change for Canada's Trans-Pacific Mails
15 Ray Simrak Canadian Pioneer Airmail Postal History
16-21 Ted Nixon Canada - Mail to Overseas Destinations 1937-42
22-29 Robert Elias Canadian Postal Rates and Fees: Early Elizabethan II Era (1952-1967)
30-33 Charles J.G. Verge Brown's Nurseries: A Rural Ontario Post Office 1890-1920s
34-35 Rob Leigh The Bickerdike Postmarking Machines of Hamilton 1897-1902
36-43 Luc Legault L'Utilisation du Computeur Postal Modele "H" de Pitney-Bowes
44-48 Robin Moore Newfoundland 1840-1949 St John's Postal Markings
49 Darcy Hickson Sewell Camp - "The White City" - 1915
50-57 J. Michael Powell The Great War Internment Camps of Canada
58-60 Wendi Trauzzi A Chronological Look at Rationing in WWII Canada
61-63 Brian Stalker Mail by Rail Around Newfoundland's Conception Bay: 1886-1953
64-71 John Cooper The Way Mails of New Brunswick
72-76 Robert Stock Transportation, Postal Services, and Development in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario
77-81 Leigh Hogg Waterloo County First Family of Philately - The Schmalz
82 Kathy Hartley Toronto's Philatelic Heart: Adelaide & Victoria Streets
83-87 Faucher/Poitras A Special Study on Canadian Confederation
88-97 Alexander Globe The Development of Pioneer and Semi-Official Air Mail Within Canada, 1918-1934
98 Joe Smith Canadian Military Postal Presence in Siberia
99 Joe Smith The Jubilee Postcard Overview
100 Dave Bartlet 100 Years of Airmail in Eastern and Western Canada
101 Ingo Nessel Canada: 1985 - 50c Parliament Book Usages