Member Virgil Soh is the designer of our “reborn” BC Philatelic Society Newsletter. Download the September, 2013 edition for your pleasure and edification. (NOTE: You may need the free Adobe Reader to download the newsletter. Also, "missing" months aren't missing; our newsletter is published frequently but not on a monthly basis.)
Regional Philatelic Directory, a listing of upcoming philateic events in Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Northwestern U.S.
If you missed them, please download and enjoy these older issues of our Newsletter:
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- July, 2013
- June, 2013
- May, 2013
- March, 2013
- February, 2013
- January, 2013
- February - April, 2012
- August, 2011 - January, 2012
- May - September, 2011
- January - April, 2011
- September, 2010 - January, 2011
- May - July, 2009
- September — January, 2009
- February — May, 2009
- September, 2008 — January, 2009
- May — July, 2008
- January — April, 2008
- September — December, 2007
Canadian Philately — An Outline: A Summary of Collecting Areas and Interests of British North America Collectors, by John Burnett, Gray Scrimgeour, and Victor Willson. This excellent overview of BNA philately is made available courtesy of the British North America Philatelic Society Ltd. and its authors.
NOTE: This file is far too large — 12.5 Mb — for use with a dial-up modem. If you have a dial-up modem, use the following links to download the chapters in smaller chunks:
- Chapters 1-5
- Chapters 6-10
- Chapters 11-16
- Chapters 17-22
New members receive a bonus for joining us — a $5 voucher good for any BC Phil auction. (Our club holds a regular auction on the third Wednesday of each month, September through June; donation auctions in months when five meetings are scheduled, and a summer auction every July. See our schedule for upcoming auctions.)
Thanks to BC Phil Treasurer Derren Carman for designing and printing the new vouchers.
A list of the library holdings of the BC Philatelic Society, in PDF format.
“BC Phil Exhibitions”: Data about stamp shows in Vancouver since 1925, compiled by BC Phil Archivist Eric Ranger. It seems that funding has presented problems to show organizers in the past, and stamp shows have been an on-again off-again activity.
An article, "What to do when you inherit stamps," by Bob Ingraham, Immediate Past President of the BC Philatelic Society. If a relative or friend has bequeathed a stamp collection to you, or if you found one in a dumpster, you probably want to know what it’s worth and what to do with it.