There is a weekend full of events and seminars slated for this year’s Royal Convention!

This year’s convention – also known as Royal*2019*Royale – will be held at the prestigious four-star Hilton Mississauga on 6750 Mississauga Rd., in Mississauga, Ont.

The bourse and exhibition hall will be open June 21 from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and June 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 on June 21 and 22, free on June 23, or $8 for a two-day pass covering both Friday and Saturday. Registrants are not required to pay daily show admission.

Please check back to this page for regular updates leading up to the show.


Thursday, June 20

TIME SHOW FOYER GREENWICH ROOM COMPASS ROOM LOUNGE GRAYDON BALLROOM SOCIAL EVENTS
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Noon
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Welcome Desk opens
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. Setup starts Setup starts
7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21

TIME SHOW FOYER GREENWICH ROOM COMPASS ROOM LOUNGE GRAYDON BALLROOM SOCIAL EVENTS
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Welcome Desk opens Auction lot viewing begins
11 a.m. Social area, society tables open Bourse and exhibition hall opens
11:30 a.m. Garfield Portch: “Forensic Philately and the Greene Foundation – A Look at Expertizing” (1 hour)
Noon
12:30 p.m. Scott Tiffney: “American Philatelic Research Library” (1 hour)
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m. Dave Bartlet: “The Automation of Postage Dispensing” (1 hour)
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Leopold Beaudet: “The Admirals After Marler” (1 hour)
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. RPSC Fellows meeting begins (1 hour)
5 p.m. Auction lot viewing ends
5:30 p.m. 220-lot auction begins Social area, society tables close Bourse and exhibition hall closes
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

TIME SHOW FOYER GREENWICH ROOM COMPASS ROOM LOUNGE GRAYDON BALLROOM SOCIAL EVENTS
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Welcome Desk opens
10 a.m. HSPL book sale and “Pick the Brains of the Librarians” session begins, featuring Kathy Hartley, of the HSPL, and Scott Tiffney, of the APRL RPSC annual general meeting (1 hour) Social area, society tables open Bourse and exhibition hall opens
10:30 a.m.

11 a.m.

RPSC board meeting (1 hour)

11:30 a.m.

Noon

12:30 p.m.

Michel Houde: “A 29-Year Journey of Discovery of a Unique Canadian” (1 hour)

1 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Larry Davidson: “The American Topical Association – Its Role and Resources for the Thematic Collector” (1 hour)

2:30 p.m.

3 p.m.

Jean Wang: “Building a Thematic Exhibit” (1 hour)

3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. HSPL book sale ends

4:30 p.m.

Social area, society tables close Bourse and exhibition hall closes
5 p.m. President’s Reception begins (ticketed event)
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m. Awards Banquet begins (ticketed event)
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23

TIME SHOW FOYER GREENWICH ROOM COMPASS ROOM LOUNGE GRAYDON BALLROOM SOCIAL EVENTS
8 a.m. PHSC breakfast meeting featuring Dr. Robert Leigh: “Postal Development of Upper Canada’s Western District” (ticketed event, $25)

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Welcome Desk opens

10 a.m. Social area, society tables open Bourse and exhibition hall opens
10:30 a.m. Garfield Portch: “The Postal History of the Post Office in Toronto to January 1901” (1 hour)

11 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Noon Judge’s feedback session begins

12:30 p.m.

1 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m. Liz Hisey: “Treatment” (1 hour)

2:30 p.m.

3 p.m. RPSC chapter representatives meeting

3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. Social area, society tables close Bourse and exhibition hall closes
4:30 p.m. Exhibit pick-up, frame tear-down
5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
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