More than 25 professional dealers from across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain are expected at this year’s Royal*2019*Royale.
Below is a list of the dealers who have confirmed their participation in this year’s show, which will be held June 21-23 at the prestigious four-star Hilton Mississauga located at 6750 Mississauga Rd. in Mississauga, Ont. This list will be updated regularly.
Our heartfelt thanks to all the dealer participants — without your support, it would be difficult to put on the Royal.
England-based dealer Bill Barrell carries a comprehensive stock of Great Britain from early letters before the advent of the Penny Black through to major modern printing errors. His stock includes what he calls “one of the best selections of Queen Victoria line-engraved and surface printed issues, with an accent on quality and the unusual.” Fully illustrated lists of British stamps and postal history are sent for free on request.
Maxime Herold, owner of Canada Stamp Finder, has been dealing stamps for more than 30 years. What began as a part-time job in college has grown to become a full-time business, which specializes in “putting buyers and sellers together,” said Herold. “I try to get them what they would get at auction but with more of a guaranteed price since I’m selling direct.” At the upcoming show in Mississauga, she will have a large collection of mint never hinged Canadian plate blocks as well as a specialized booklet collection, first-day covers, coils and many rarities.
Ottawa’s Stephan Bilodeau is the owner of Canadian-Stamps, which specializes in Canadian mint never hinged stamps and covers ranging from the classics to modern material. “Many of you may know me as the new young guy,” he said, although he has more than 15 years of experience as a dealer and has helped thousands of collectors acquire the material they need. “We offer a large stock of worldwide stamps, first-day covers, postcards, stationery and much more. We always have very nice, diverse and fresh new material in each and every month.” A member and director of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association as well as a member of many philatelic clubs, Bilodeau participates in more than 20 stamp shows a year. He’s also the auction director of the Amicale des philatélistes de l’Outaouais. A former employee of Library and Archives Canada as well as the Canadian Museum of History, he has been collecting for more than 30 years. “We provide collectors with a complete philatelic service regardless of their collecting interest or need,” he said, adding his regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Launched in 1976, Canadian Stamp News (CSN) is Canada go-to magazine for all things philatelic. Published bi-weekly by Trajan Publishing Corp., the magazine has a very large Canadian audience plus U.S. and foreign subscribers. CSN also have a very strong online following thanks to Trajan’s commitment to being the essential resource for both advanced and beginner collectors. In 2015, Trajan launched coinstampsupplies.com, which offers CSN subscribers a convenient option to purchase their coin and stamp supplies at a 15 per cent discount, among other benefits. Trajan is also the host of the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.
C. FRANK HOYLES • Frank Hoyles / 519-676-8925 / firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is always a pleasure to be involved with the RPSC show, which is extremely well organized in a spacious and attractive environment,” said Frank Hoyles. “There will be numerous additions to our extensive stock of postcards, stamps, and postal history for this Royal. I am a member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada; British North America Philatelic Society; and American Philatelic Society in addition to several postcard and stamp clubs and study groups. With 28 years of dealer experience, I know what to target when buying for my customers. I am constantly hunting for new material so that my customers can find significant items for their collections. Please stop by and check out my stock.”
Ottawa-based dealer Chris Green specializes in fine and rare stamps, postal history, historic documents, manuscripts and ephemera. His Ottawa retail store, Chris Green Stamps, is one of Canada’s few remaining bricks-and-mortar stamp shops. In addition to his retail location, Green is a regular participant at national and international philatelic exhibitions, routinely travelling throughout Canada and to the U.K. While he deals in all manner of philatelic material, his primary interest lies in classic philately, ranging from pre-adhesive correspondence to rarities of the reign of King George V. In particular, he focuses on the philately and historic documents of Canada and British North America, British Asia and Africa, Germany and China.
Québec-based dealer Robert Cooperman, founder of City Stamp Montréal, specializes in high-quality rare stamps and worldwide collections. Cooperman has been in business for more than 35 years and is now one of Canada’s largest wholesale and retail stamp dealers. After picking up his first pair of tongs at age eight, he instantly fell in love with the hobby and became a stamp dealer when he was 14 years old.
HUGH ANDERSON • Hugh Anderson / 905-842-2143 / email@example.com
Oakville’s Hugh Anderson has been in business since 1967, and he specializes in worldwide topical stamps, including trains (for which a price list of more than 100 pages is available), scouts, birds, butterflies, transportation and royalty, among other topics. Another strength is his classic Canada and British North America sections, of which he focuses on the highly valued early issues with quality ranging from Very Fine to Superb. He will also bring a large selection of British Commonwealth countries, including Great Britain; the Channel Islands; British Africa; British Europe; South Pacific; and the Caribbean. “I’m going to bring everything I have to the show,” he said, adding he will also have philatelic supplies, literature and catalogues for sale.
Huge Deshaye, of Québec city, is the owner of Hugo Deshaye (Philatelist) Inc., which specializes in Canadian postal history such as covers, old correspondences, postcards, stationery, stamps, documents, vintage photography and personal archives. Deshaye is a director of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association as well as vice-president of the Postal History Society of Quebec and a social media officer with the British North America Philatelic Society. He has been a collector for more than 30 years and a dealer for 25 years. He personally collects prohibited mail dating from the 1880s to the 1930s.
As a big surprise, Lighthouse recently revealed its new banknote album series for modern Canadian banknotes. As a Canada first, collectors finally have the chance to professionally organize their most precious banknotes. Whether you are collecting graded or raw notes, signatures or varieties, the album will adapt to your own specific methods.
Waterdown, Ont.’s Bill Longley has been in business as Longley Auctions for 18 years and specializes in Canadian stamps, postal history and worldwide. “My strength is postal history because that’s what I do,” said Longley, who began collecting at age 10 and started with postal history about 10 years later. As a dealer, he focuses on early Canada, particularly “unusual, better items.” As a collector, he has many Canadian postal history collections, including stampless covers as well as post office publications and documents. He has also exhibited Uruguay and won a Grand Award at the national level in Toronto and a Large Vermeil internationally in Spain.
MACKEY PHILATELICS • Nigel Mackey / 289-685-0092 / firstname.lastname@example.org
In business since 1984, Nigel J. Mackey specializes in Canada, Great Britain and British Commonwealth stamps. He also offers general worldwide stamps as well as revenue stamps. A retired correctional officer, Mackey has been collecting stamps since 1967 with significant interest in Canada, Great Britain and anything related to prisons and the criminal justice system. Mackey is a member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC); and American Philatelic Society. Mackey’s “Crime and Punishment” exhibit featuring stamps and covers showing criminals, crimes, courts and jails earned him a vermeil at the 2018 RPSC Convention in St. Catharines.
Maddy’s Philatelic Service was established in 1977 – 41 years ago – and has been serving customers in the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara peninsula ever since. They specialize in stamps of the British Colonies; Canada; Germany; and other parts of Europe. Part-owner Ed Yonelinas, who inherited a cousin’s stamp album at the age of nine and has been collecting ever since, said they will have a “good selection” of material to meet the needs of collectors at the show this September. Maddy Yonelinas, who also works for the business, is the other co-owner.
MEDALLION STAMPS • Rick Day / 905-319-2920 / email@example.com
Burlington, Ont.’s Rick Day is a long-time philatelic dealer and owner of Medallion Stamps, which he established in 1979. Day, who’s also president of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association, specializes in U.S. stamps but also carries a good stock of modern Canada, coils, booklets, souvenir sheets and older town cancels.
R. Maresch and Son was incorporated in Toronto in 1942 by Dr. Richard Maresch and his son, Bill (although the firm was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1924). They specialize in Canada and its provinces as well as British Commonwealth and worldwide material. As Canada’s largest philatelic auction house, they will be seeking consignments for future sales at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this September. “If you have items you wish to consign or just want to say hello and put a face to a name, please stop by for a visit.” Since last October, the business has been operation out of its new location at 2 Vata Ct. (unit six) in Aurora, Ont.
ROD PAIGE • Rod Paige / 905-227-0176 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rod Paige is a long-time collector who – as an extension of his hobby – began dealing stamps and covers more than 10 years ago. He specializes in British Commonwealth and Great Britain, the latter of which piqued his personal collecting interests for many years. “That’s where I came from, Britain,” said Paige, who’s now a resident of Thorold, Ont. He has also exhibited nationally and internationally for many years. His stock at the upcoming show in Mississauga will feature stamps and covers from virtually all British Commonwealth countries, “from Antigua to Zululand,” he added. Paige is also the past vice-president of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and a nationally accredited philatelic judge.
ROYAL WILLIAM STAMPS LTD. • Robert Graham / 780-722-7670 / email@example.com
Edmonton-based dealer Robert Graham specializes in British North America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand and Russia.
ROY’S STAMPS • Roy Houtby / 905-934-8377 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This year marks the 45th year in business for Roy’s Stamps, which was established by St. Catharines, Ont.’s Roy Houtby in 1973. His specialities include the stamps and postal history of Canada and the British Commonwealth, and he boasts the world’s largest stock of Canadian first-day covers. “Better Canadian mint, used and Canadian provinces are always featured,” he adds. At this year’s Fall show, Roy’s Stamps will be offering “lots of new postal history, semi-official airmail covers as well as a number of new classic first-day covers.” Houtby is a past president of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; has organized the Best Western Stamp Show in St. Catharines since 1977; and has served as the bourse chairman of the St. Catharines Stamp Club’s “Cathex” show since 1979. Houtby has also chaired the Ottawa Fall Stamp Fair for the past 15 years and has served as bourse chair for several national events, including Royal 2009, BNAPEX 2015, Royal 2018 and the upcoming BNAPEX 2019. Houtby was also recently appointed to the American Philatelic Society’s Dealer Advisory Council.
Remaining an independent firm since its establishment in 1666, the auction house Spink & Son continues to uphold a long tradition of expertise and client service. Known principally for its sales of coins, banknotes, stock and bond certificates and medals, the company also deals in philatelic items, wine and spirits and other collectible items. Spink’s custom-built headquarters are based in an old post office building in Bloomsbury, London. In addition to its activities in London, Spink also holds regular auctions in New York, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Singapore and are present at all major shows and trade fairs worldwide.
TAYLOR STAMPS • Rob Taylor / 905-799-0103 / email@example.com
Brampton, Ont.’s Rob Taylor is the owner of Taylor Stamps, which specializes in Canada from the 1851-59 Pence and Cents issues to Large and Small Queens in booklets, panes and coils. Taylor, who’s a director with the West Toronto Stamp Club, is also interested in material of Great Britain, Australia and the U.S. He’s also a member of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada as well as the expertizing committee of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.
With experience from working in his father’s Toronto-area stamp store, Vance Carmichael ran his first mail auction in November 1972. It consisted of 348 lots on one page in Linn’s Stamp News. Since then, Vance Auctions has hosted more than 330 sales. What began as a “one-man show” now requires a staff of more than 15 full- and part-time employees to run seven auctions a year. Although their headquarters in Smithville, Ont. has expanded four times within the same building, the address has remained the same for more than four decades. At the Fall National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, Vance Auctions will be carrying a wide range of worldwide stamps and covers available for outright sale.
WILLIAM COATES PHILATELIST • Bill Coates / 289-668-0314 / firstname.lastname@example.org
William Coates, owner of William Coates Philatelist, has been a collector since he was about seven years old. He began dealing part time in 1981, and by 1997 the hobby became his full-time job. He specializes in the stamps and postal history of Canada and British North America. At the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this September, Coates will have a “really nice selection of Canadian coils” as well as various examples of Canadian war tax stamps; postal history of both Canada and Newfoundland; and a wide range of Disney stamps. He’s a long-time member of several philatelic societies, including the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, and is a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation expert committee.