The Stamps and Philately of Canada

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Canada #1 "On 1 July 1867, the Province of Canada was split into Quebec and Ontario and united with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to become the Dominion of Canada. Manitoba joined in 1870, British Columbia in 1871 and Prince Edward Island in 1873. Alberta and Saskatchewan were created from territories in 1905 and Newfoundland joined the Confederation in 1949. Together with the territories of Yukon and North West Territories, these ten provinces make up Canada."

Under the Post Office Act of 1867 all the postal affairs of the new dominion were placed under the jurisdiction of the Post Office Department in Ottawa. New stamps were ordered and distributed for the official first day of 1 April 1868.

Postal Authority Contacts:
Canada Post Corporation
National Philatelic Centre
75 St. Ninian St.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada, B2G 2R8
ordering ph#: 1 800 565-4362 from Canada or USA
Fax 1 800 732-0038

Agency:
Interpost
Box 378
Malverne, NY 11565
USA

CIA World Factbook:
Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and North Pacific Ocean, north of the conterminous US
Independence: 1 July 1867 (from UK)
www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ca.html '404' c.2008; new is generic


Philatelic Matters


FIP - Federation Internationale de Philatelie member
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
P.O. Box 100 First Canadian Place
Toronto, Ont. M5X 1B2
Canada
Phone: 001 416 863 4593
Fax: 001 416 863 4592

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada's National Office is at:
P.O. Box 929, Station "Q"
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2P1
Canada
Telephone : (416) 979-7474
Facsimile : (416) 979-1144
e-mail contact: Daryl Oliver at doliver@parrassoc.com

Among other things, this site features:

"The RPSC's on-line library is a collection of "Exhibits" donated to the RPSC for the viewing pleasure of our web site visitors. With the explosion of the internet and the availability of philatelic related information, the next evolutionary step is to bring the commonly viewed exhibits from the stamp show's exhibition floor and create on-line versions of the presentations. The RPSC's on-line library currently has 8 entries ranging from "Canadian Perfin Officials" and "Selvedge Art" to the "War of 1812" and even includes thematic entries such as "Stamps and Remembrance"

Stamp Quest (for children)
From the Canada Post Corporation

offers the links:
Cyber Club | On Line with Perf | Say What | Hot Stuff | Safety Web | Fun & Games

Canadian Stamp Shows
Province by Province.. from stampshows.com  

British North America Philatelic Society
"The Society for Canadian Philately"

BNAPS also supports a section for kids, a French version, a listing of regional groups and one on their Study groups covering Canada and the USA ...
contact the Secretary, Alec Unwin
at: beaver@telus.net

BNAPS Internet Study Group (ISG): An online forum (c.2010) (x)

Contact: Greg Spring, 25 Kirkstall Road, Sheffield, S11 8XJ, UK
Tel.: +44 114 268 5993, g.m.spring@asch.co.uk
old: www.bnaps.org/forums/ (forwards c.2010)
"The BNAPS Internet Study Group was formed with the intention of enabling members to share in the development of the use of the Internet for the benefit of the Society. While several other, subject-specific study groups and some regional groups use the Internet effectively for their own purposes, the ISG applies focus to the technologies of the Internet, and their application, without infringing on the mandates of others. For example, the ISG has worked to provide an online vehicle for study group forums, but only for those study groups that wish to use and host them.

Other subjects for the ISG can include:

  • simple tutorials on using the Internet (advice on software and searching);
  • news on certain Internet pitfalls;
  • methods for Internet communications; and
  • improvements to the Society's web sites.  

    The Saskatoon Stamp Club
    , E-mail
    Chapter 80 of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada

    Creative Retirement Manitoba Stamp Club (data c.2000) (Ref URL; c.2000)
    aka: Stamp Club from Creative Retirement Manitoba
    Club meets at 185 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba on the first and third Tuesday of the month - October to May inclusive (c.2008, 2011)
    Here is a reference in their own magazine from the main organization: (See page 11); spring 2010
    www.mbnet.mb.ca/crm/lifestyl/stampclb.html '404' c.2008
    Old page was interesting! c.1998 aj. (new url is same data)  

    Calgary Philatelic Society
    (Alt.1, Alt 2)
    Meets: 7:30 p.m., 1st Wed., (less July & August)
    At: Kerby Centre, 1133 7th Ave., S. W., 2nd Fl., Calgary
    Write: Dale C. Speirs, PO Box 6830, Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 Canada
    or: Tim Presber, Box 1478, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2L6, Canada  

    BNAPS Canadian Perfins Study Group
    Steven Koning, @
    RR1, 1401 Highway 62, Bloomfield ON K0K 1G0 Canada
    Phone/ Fax: (613) 393-5022
    Publication: "The Perforator"
    Chairman/Editor: Barry Senior, @
    4 Whiteway Place, Clarenville, NL, A5A 2B5
    www.perfins.com/bnapspsg.htm '404' c.2008  

    BNAPS: Postal Stationery Study Group
    Dieter Staecker, @
    384 Regal Drive, London ON N5Y 1J7, Canada,
    Phone: (519) 455-9715 (addr/ph, @: c.2008 BNAPS)
    http://www.pennsyltucky.com/bnapspssg/ '404' c.2008
    5295 Moncton Street, Richmond, B.C. V7E 3B2, Canada (c.2001)  

    Canadian Forces Philatelic Society
    Box 761 - Lambeth Station, London, ON N6P 1R2 (from application c.2008)
    Contact: David Gronbeck-Jones (webmaster c.2008), @
    4802 Amblewood Drive, Victoria, BC V8Y 2S4, Canada
    Old: PO Box 46006, Beacon Hill Postal Outlet, Gloucster, ON K1J 9M7 (old c.2001) http://www.sfu.ca/~dgronbec/splash.htm '404' c.2008  

    British Columbia Philatelic Society, BC V6J 2A4, Canada

    Yahoo! eGroups: Canadian Stamps
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CanadaStamps/ '404' c.2008
    But - there's over 900 more Stamp Groups on YaHOo!
    See: YaHOo! eGroups: Stamps (c.2008: 900+ Stamp Groups)
    Ah! : Canada Stamp Collectors, @ YaHOo! (c.2008); since 2001


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