Category Archive: From The President

Mar 12

Selling Your Collection

Selling Your Collection Sidney is at the north end of the Saanich peninsula about thirty kilometres north of downtown Victoria. I first attended a Sidney Stamp Club meeting in January and was asked to give a presentation on selling your collection and will do so at the April meeting. My quick acceptance of the request …

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Jan 19

Afraid to Walk

AFRAID TO WALK Being afraid to walk is life-changing. The fear might be physical harm from a mugger or traffic, but in my case it was ice. A sudden crash landing is seldom fatal but as one ages the consequences can be very serious. The increasingly common thaws, then flash freezes of an Ottawa winter …

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Nov 28

What is B?

What is B? There cannot be too many places in the world where a stamp collector can attend four club meetings within six days.  In Victoria two clubs meet weekly and two meet monthly and six days apart.  We didn’t plan it especially, but we are centrally located with the furthest club meeting less than …

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Nov 13

Drifting

Drifting… I will always cherish my philatelic experiences in Ottawa, yet the welcome and camaraderie extended by stamp collectors in Victoria has been overwhelming. Talking with collectors is always pleasant. And I am not ignoring the buying part of the equation: only two items at the Vancouver Island Philatelic Society Club Auction; viewing and bidding …

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Oct 21

Crossing Canada until…

The ferry across Ontario’s Georgian Bay, from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Manitoulin Island, in a high wind with enormous swells. The mackerel pattern of clouds dominating the deep blue of a big prairie sky. Dozens of similar images and experiences will be memories of our drive across Canada. We undertook the drive …

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