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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.

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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Early Victoria – California Mail: Types and Varieties

In the early days of the Colony of Vancouver Island and the Colony of British Columbia, all mail had to be routed through San Francisco in order to connect with the rest of the world. This presentation by Gray Scrimgeour explains how mail to and from Victoria was transported before the days of a trans-national

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Wright Everytime

The Postcards of Stan V. Wright Ltd., Victoria BC This exhibit shows the production history of postcards by Stanley Victor Wright, one of the best-known modern publishers on Vancouver Island. It describes the various printing companies used and the locations captured in a vast array of colour postcards distributed to the tourist and commercial markets.

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Malaysian Postal History During The Second World War

This extensive exhibit by David Foreman (more than 80 scanned pages) examines the postal history of the mails to and from the Straits Settlements, Malaya and British Borneo during the Second World War. It includes details of the postal system after the Japanese invasion of the British colonies. David Foreman (1934 – 2017) was an

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