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PHSC Symposium 2019

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, July 18-21 2019

Not just another stamp show!

The Exhibition at PHSC Symposium 2019 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 for further details.

You may now apply to enter your postal history exhibit in the Symposium Exhibition. Please consult the application forms below.

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You should download (right-click) the pdf file to your computer. Once you have filled out the form, you may email it to us by attaching the completed file to your email. If you wish to send the form to us by regular mail, you will find the appropriate address at the bottom of the second page of the form. Complete instructions for making payment can be found on the form.

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 and 2018 Exhibitions contained a wide variety of top-notch exhibits, and we look forward to the 2019 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 2018 Palmares to see who won what last year.

PHSC Symposium 2019 Jury

John McEntyre

Robert Anderson

Robert Pinet

PHSC Symposium 2019 Exhibits

Frames Exhibitor Title
1-10 Alec Globe The Development of Pioneer and Semi-Official Air Mail Within Canada, 1918-1934
11-13 Laurent Belisle Montreal Carrier Handstamps
14 David Piercey The Cancellations of Newfoundland 1865-1908: Corks, Fancy Cancels and Other Obliteratorss
15-21 Yan Turmine Le courrier transfrontalier par la route commerciale du lac Champlain avant 1867
22-26 Ronald E. Majors Canada/British North America (BNA)-Union and Confederate Postal Correspondence in U.S. Civil War Era (1859-1867)
27-28 Kenneth Pugh The BNA Faked Bisect Covers to Raoul de Thuin
29-36 Douglas Irwin Postal Beginnings at Niagara Falls, Canada 1801 to 1904
37-41 Luc Legault Les Premiers Compteurs Postaux a Valeurs Multiples Distribues par Pitney-Bowes au Canada (1930-1955)
42 Brian Murphy Nova Scotia - Canada Mail, 1851-186
43-50 Kevin O'Reilly A Postal History of Labrador Before Confederation
51-55 Luc Legault Les Marques Postales des Bureaux de Poste aux Iles-de-la-Madeleine (de 1883 - a nos jours)
56 Robert Thorne Montreal Columbia Machines
57-61 Charlie Girard BNA Transatlantic Handstamps 1840-1875
62-63 Yan Turmine 14th UPU Congress Ottawa
64-68B John Cooper King Edward VII Era Destinations From Canada
69-73 Faucher/Poitras Postal Usages in the Province of Quebec and Lower Canada Until 1831
74-78 Michael Croy The History of Canadian Aviation and Pioneer Air Mail 1906-1934
79-83 Douglas Irwin Rates and usages of the 1949-1952 King George VI Definitive Issue of Canada, Revised Design