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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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BESG hosts: The Evolution of the Unitrade Catalogue with Robin Harris

“The Evolution of the Unitrade Catalogue” Philately is full of specialty catalogues that focus on a particular area in greater depth than the larger general catalogues permit. The Unitrade catalogue is the only specialized stamp catalogue for Canadian stamps. The current editor has been working on the catalogue since the 2006 edition. This webinar explores

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Under The Covers – “The Stick ‘n’ Tick Labels of 1983/84”

Under The Covers is a monthly Zoom session sponsored by the Postal History Society of Canada. Attendance is free and open to all, but you must register at phscpresentation@gmail.com to obtain the Zoom link. This month’s topic is “Canada Post and The Stick ‘n’ Tick Labels of 1983/84” presented by Arlene Sullivan. Using the Stick

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The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues

A New Book By VSC Member Victoria Stamp Club member Larry Margetish has just released a new book titled, “The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues.” Way to go Larry!! Published by the British North America Philatelic Society, it is available for sale from the BNAPS Sales Agent. Here’s the BNAPS description of the

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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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Under The Covers – “Mail To and From Canadian Naval Personnel During WWII”

Under The Covers is a monthly Zoom session sponsored by the Postal History Society of Canada. Attendance is free and open to all, but you must register at phscpresentation@gmail.com to obtain the Zoom link. This month’s topic is “Events Surrounding Mail to and From Canadian Naval Personnel During World War II” presented by Peter McCarthy.

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