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The knowledge within the South Vancouver Island stamp collecting community is deep and we have members who are recognized at national and international levels. They love to share what they know, so whether you are a beginner, advanced, or somewhere in between, there’s something for everyone here on this site.

RAF Ferry Command Mail

During the Second World War, supplying Britain with new aircraft built in North America was a significant logistical challenge for the Allies. This presentation explains the development of the RAF Ferry Command which eventually flew these aircraft to where they were needed. Not long after its formation, a semi-formal system of using these ferried aircraft […]

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How Did These Stamps Become Canada’s First Officials?

Or: A Nice Little Puzzle Question for Philatelic Students Fraud, Theft and Errors This is a long story if all the details are included but here the story is abbreviated. However, it will still include implications of fraud or theft, errors in communication and delays in procurement. It all starts with an audit of a

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Canada’s Alphabet Forces in World War II

During the Second World War, Canadian military units were deployed as defensive forces to a number of locations around the world. Most were somewhat removed from the main theatres of conflict. This presentation by Hal Kellett describes the postal history of these “Alphabet Forces” and shows examples of mail to and from Canadians serving overseas.

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