More than 25 professional dealers from across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain will take over the bourse at this year’s Royal Convention!
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 on 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.
ANDY PALOCHIK • Andy Palochik / 613-702-2124 / email@example.com
Specializing in worldwide stamps and postal history, Andy Palochik is a familiar face on bourses across Ontario. “I like Canadian postal history, so I’ll be bringing that, but I’ll also be bringing Canadian stamps, world postal history and world stamps, specifically Scandinavia,” he said, adding he collects Expo 67 material, which is what “got me started in 1968.” A former secretary-treasurer of the PHSC, Palochik is currently a member of that society plus The RPSC and BNAPS. “I was fundamental in re-organizing the PHSC in 1979,” he said, adding he worked with a group of postal historians “to get it back on track again.” Also a former collector of Canadian Arctic material, his eBay username is “ArcticCan.”
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.
Chris McFetridge, president of Brixton-Chrome, is also the resident stamp expert at the Cosy Cottage Inn, which opened in 2014 as Canada’s first bed and breakfast aimed specifically at serving philatelists’ highly specialized needs. McFetridge is a former accountant with Sloan Partners but left the group in July 2015 before venturing into the stamp business full time. What began as a part-time operation in 2010 became a full-time job in July 2015, when McFetridge was offered a chance to buy into the partnership. “I always wanted to be a stamp dealer, but I didn’t think that was possible,” he said. “I had already built a really solid career in public accounting.” Despite having an established career – and an offer on the table to take it another step further – McFetridge decided to give his life-long dream a try instead. A collector for more than for 40 years, his interest was first spurred by Canada’s 1973 “Caricature” definitives. He’s a member of the Internet Philatelic Dealers Association, whose members adhere to a strict code of ethics similar to the CSDA.
Maxime Herold, the 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 CSDA 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 has a 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 dealer 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 CSDA; RPSC; BNAPS; and APS 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, historical 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.
COVERS-ONLY • Peter Lim Swee Beng / 416-417-1807 / email@example.com
Toronto’s Peter Lim Swee Beng established Covers-Only in 2010 but has been collecting for more than 15 years. A second-generation collector and dealer, Beng specializes in covers of Imperial China as well as worldwide stamps, cancellations and postmarks. A “very close friend” – himself a long-time Toronto dealer – sparked Beng’s interest in the hobby at a young age. From there, he gained knowledge on worldwide covers and postal history from the late Dr. John Nunes Nook, owner of Nunes Nook, who died Jan. 16, 2011, while attending Unipex in Toronto.
Long-time philatelist and revenue stamp specialist Erling van Dam buys and sells everything from Canadian revenue stamps to semi-official airmail stamps and covers. In business since 1970, van Dam specializes in Canadian and worldwide revenue stamps, including Canadian provinces, as well as Newfoundland revenues; revenue documents; proofs; tobacco and liquor stamps; telephone and telegraph franks; revenue perfins and meters; and duck, conservation and hunting stamps. He is a member of the CSDA, APS, the U.S.-based American Revenue Association, the U.K.-based Revenue Society, BNAPS and The RPSC, among others. He’s also the editor, publisher and distributor of both The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue and the Canadian Revenue Stamp Album.
This year marks Les Garvey’s 43rd anniversary as a philatelic dealer. Garvey and Sons carries “a very general stock” comprised of Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide material. “It’s always changing because we’re buying collections back from collectors who started with my father back in the ’60s,” said Garvey, of Edmonton. “It has gone so full circle.”
GARY COATES PHILATELIST • Gary Coates
Gary Coates, of Mississauga, Ont., will also be on the bourse this June in Mississauga.
GREENWOOD STAMP COMPANY • R. F. “Hank” Narbonne / 800-247-5619
Carleton Place, Ont.’s Hank Narbonne is a nationally accredited exhibit judge and a Fellow of The RPSC who recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of that society. Also a dealer member of the CSDA, Narbonne specializes in Canadian stamps and postal history. He’s the author or co-author of several books, including Canada Post Official First Day Covers.
HUGH ANDERSON • Hugh Anderson / 905-842-2143 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 RPSC and the CSDA as well as vice-president of the Société d’histoire postale du Québec and a social media officer with BNAPS. 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.
LEWIS STAMP COMPANY • Bill Roderick / 613-769-8658 / email@example.com
Bill Roderick, of Ottawa, Ont., has been in business for 58 years. As a long-time philatelic dealer, he specializes in Canada, Great Britain and the British Colonies. “People know me, and they know what I’ve got. I’ve been doing it long enough,” said Roderick, who will have his usual inventory at the show this June.
Lighthouse Canada will be offering a range of supplies at the show in Mississauga this June.
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 CSDA; RPSC; and APS. 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 the president of the CSDA, specializes in U.S. stamps but also carries a good stock of modern Canada, coils, booklets, souvenir sheets and older town cancels.
The official auctioneer for this year’s Royal Convention, 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). Now managed by Bill’s son, Peter, the auction house – Canada’s largest philatelic auction house – specializes in Canada and its provinces as well as British Commonwealth and worldwide material. Since last October, the business has been operating out of its new location at 2 Vata Ct. (unit six) in Aurora, Ont.
ROYAL WILLIAM STAMPS LTD. • Robert Graham / 780-722-7670 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmonton-based dealer Robert Graham, who’s a chartered accountant by day, specializes in British North America and Canada – with extensive Penny Blacks and modern Machins – plus Australia, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand and Russia. In business since 1982, he attended the international NY-2016 show in New York in 2016 as a dealer. His father, 91, has been involved in the hobby since his childhood. “We’ve done western Royal Conventions but also attended St. Catharines last year, and that was our first show west of Winnipeg other than New York,” he said, adding he’s changed his business plan in recent years.
ROY’S STAMPS • Roy Houtby / 905-934-8377 / email@example.com
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 specialties 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. Houtby is a past president of the CSDA; 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 in Ottawa. Houtby is also a member of the APS’ Dealer Advisory Council.
TAYLOR STAMPS • Rob Taylor / 905-799-0103 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 PSSC 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.
WILLIAM COATES PHILATELIST • Bill Coates / 289-668-0314 / email@example.com
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 PSSC, and is a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation expert committee.
ZIMO STAMP • Jean Dallaire / 819-846-1771 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherbrooke, Qué.’s Jean Dallaire, owner of Zimo Stamp, has been in the stamp business since 1974. A collector since the late 1960s, Dallaire will be on the bourse of the upcoming Royal this June. His business specializes in “mixture” – also known as kiloware – of Scandinavia and Western Europe. “Mixture is one of our best sellers, and we’ll have a lot of that at the show this spring.”