CPS Blog Archive
On April 5, at the monthly club meeting, the 100th anniversary of the club founding was celebrated. The photo below shows, from left to right, two great-granddaughters Beth Saunders and her sister Carol Irwin, then Beth’s daughters Jennifer and Shannon. Not in the photo but also attending was Beth’s husband Bill. Additional photos can be seen in the April edition of the Calgary Philatelist.
At the Montreal Lakeshore Stamp club annual show 1-2 April, Dave Bartlet was awarded the following for his exhibits - The Baby Sisters - Gold, BC Hospital Aid - Gold, Admiral Booklet Varieties - Vermeil, Covid-19 - Bronze.
The first in person National show was held at ORAPEX in Ottawa 23-24 April. Ray Villeneuve won a Silver for his exhibit on Queen's University in Kingston, Dave Bartlet was awarded a Large Vermeil for his exhibit on Admiral Booklet Varieties.
As live international stamp shows resume, CPS members are participating. At the London
2022 show, Amelia Kelbert won a Large Silver for her exhibit on monarch butterflies.
Don Wilson won Gold at HUNFILEX 2022 in Budapest for his exhibit “Australian Mail To
The UK To 1891”, which also received a special prize from the Emirates Philatelic Society.
Gregg Butt had a stamp collection stolen in October - details follow. If you have information contact the number on the report,
"I was robbed of a very valuable stamp collection and I was hoping that you could send a watch out for this, and notify police immediately with any pertinent details. It is a four album set of mint India pre-independence stamps that would include feudatory, convention states, French India, Portuguese India, and India used abroad. You can contact Greg if you need more information at 587-777-4789.
Police claim number is CA22031371 B&E."
The Calgary Philatelic Society won for the most votes and the Canadian Stamp News cover contest for Best National Stamp Collecting month cover and will win the prize of $150. With 619 votes, the runner up Kevin O'Reilly had 591 votes in a tight race. The cover is shown here. The cover was designed by Dave Bartlet for the club, and the main cachet shows the title page of John Noad's exhibit on Dinosaurs from last years CALVIRT exhibit. It is franked with a BNAPEX Virtual stamp, and the cancel from the BNAPEX Virtual show in September.
Three covers are available for CALTAPEX 2021. The first cover has a strip of 3 stamps promoting CALTAPEX 2021, CALVIRT 2022 and BNAPEX 2022 - $5.
The second cover is strictly a CALTAPEX cover with a single stamp for the CALTAPEX show - $2.
The third cover is for the Cancellation of CALTAPEX with a Picture Postage stamp for show cancellations - $5.
Shipping is extra. Contact [email protected] to order.
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Several club members participated in the annual BNAPEX show sponsored by the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS). This show due to the pandemic was held Virtually through the bnaps.org website from 2-6 September 2021. The live seminars are over, but will be posted on the bnaps.org website in the coming weeks. All the exhibits can still be viewed on the website, but you must register on the website to view them (FREE registration).
The exhibit winners from the club were:
- Earle Covert - Bronze - Foreign Mail with Added Canadian Forms or Labels
- Steve Davis - Silver - Canada Jet Plane Stamps of 1964: Rates & Usages
- Dave Bartlet - Vermeil and Wilmer Rockett Revenue Award - British Columbia Hospital Aid 1933
Additional awards include:
- Jon Johnson - Vincent G. Greene Award
Best article or series of articles in BNA Topics in the previous calendar year.
For the article “WWII Ocean-going Canadian Merchant Navy Postal History” – Part 2, which
appeared in BNA Topics, Vol. 77, No. 1, Jan.-Mar. 2020.
- Dave Bartlet - BNAPS Hall of Fame Award
The award recognizes members who have made a significant and highly visible general or specific contribution to the work of the Society.
The annual show and exhibition of the Calgary Philatelic Society (CALTAPEX) has been CANCELLED by the CPS Board due to concerns over Covid in Alberta. A decision will be made if the show will be moved to the spring, or whether the exhibition portion will be done virtually in the same manner as CALVIRT was held last January. Please watch the website for these announcements.
The CPS had resumed in-Person meetings for our end of August auction, our AGM on 1 September, and our monthly club auction night on 15 September. However with the massive increase with Covid infections in Alberta, the board has decided to once again suspend ALL CPS in-person meetings for the remainder of September through the end of October. A decision on November meetings will be made in mid October. In the meantime, all meetings will be held on their regular evening days via Zoom (except the auction) including the Club Meeting on 6 October, the BNAPS Regional October meeting and the CAPE meeting in October. Members can find links to these meetings for Zoom in he members only area of the website.