Victoria Stamp Club

On September 15, 2023, members voted to merge the Vancouver Island Philatelic Society (formed in 1931) and the Greater Victoria Philatelic Society (formed in 1939) into a new organization to be known as the Victoria Stamp Club. For more details of the early history of the two Societies, see these short articles.

The Victoria Stamp Club is Chapter No. 32 of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.

Meetings

Over the next few months, a transition to the new Club will be underway. Meeting scheduling eventually will change, but until mid-2024, the schedule will be the 2nd and 3rd Friday of each month, located as follows. Visitors are always welcome.

2nd Friday:
7:00 pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall, 3939 St. Peter’s Road, Saanich. (Map)

The format for all first meetings of the month is a Show & Tell on one or two themes. Take a look at your collection and see if you can come up with something to share with the group. Mount it on a couple of sheets of 8½ x 11 heavier paper with your story and bring it along. See the latest program listing below for the upcoming themes.

There will be material for sale at the beginning of each meeting and time for a chat with other collectors. The meeting will conclude with an auction of up to 50 lots.

3rd Friday:
7:00 pm at Windsor Park Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road, Oak Bay, two blocks west of the Oak Bay Marina. (Map)

The format for all second meetings of the month is a formal one-person presentation or program on a specific philatelic topic. See the latest program listing below for the upcoming presentations.

There will be material for sale at the beginning of each meeting and time for a chat with other collectors. The meeting will conclude with an auction of up to 50 lots.

Contact

info@vicstamps.com

PO Box 35077
Victoria RPO Hillside, BC, V8T 5G2

Upcoming Programs

March 8 @ 7:00 pm – (St Peter’s) Show & Tell night on the themes of the Letter ‘F’ and/or “Ways That Canada Post Messed Up.” Dig through your material and bring along something that fits one or both. Auction to follow.

March 15 @ 7:00 pm – (Windsor Park) Bob Stock will present “It’s A Seedy Business” . Late 19th to early 20th century advertising covers are a window on the diverse business strategies used by nursery-stock and seed companies. Auction to follow.

April 12 @ 7:00 pm – (St Peter’s) Show & Tell night on the themes of the Letter ‘O’ and/or “Women’s Suffrage.” Women were granted the right to vote in British Columbia in April 1917 (earlier in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). Auction to follow.

April 19 @ 7:00 pm – (Windsor Park) Spring Mega-Auction with up to 200 lots. Everyone is urged to consign material but it must be received by March 15.

May 10 @ 7:00 pm – (St Peter’s) Show & Tell night on the themes of the Letter ‘J’ and/or “Anomalies and Mistakes on Covers or Stamps.” Auction to follow.

May 17 @ 7:00 pm – (Windsor Park) Jan Hofmeyr will present “Macdonough’s Inks”. Auction to follow.

June 14 @ 7:00 pm – (St Peter’s) Show & Tell night on the themes of the Letter ‘L’ and/or “Maps.” Auction to follow.

June 21 @ 7:00 pm – (Windsor Park) “Best of the Web” and a quiz. Auction to follow.

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