GHRG Meeting Reports 2020 – 2022
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The GHRG holds meetings every two months except during the summer. The season begins in September and ends in May. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Brewers Blackbird Kitchen & Brewery in Ancaster.

Members start to gather around 10:00 am to discuss philately over a cup of coffee. We invite BNA dealers in the region to show their stock. Lunch is served around noon, after which the formal part of the meeting begins with announcements and an auction of donated material. The highlight of the meeting is a talk by an invited speaker. A Show and Tell session at the end of the meeting usually turns up surprising and intriguing items.

Meeting reports

2020 – 2021 Season

Meetings and speakers

Saturday, 22 August 2020 (virtual meeting)
The meeting featured three presentations.

  • Ingo Nessel – “Canada’s 1985 – 1989 50c Parliament Booklets”
  • Bill Longley – “Trail Blazing New Collecting Areas”
  • Mike Street – “New BNAPS Books and Cancel Challenges”

Saturday, 22 August 2020 meeting

This virtual meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group featured three presentations. Access to the videos is restricted to BNAPS members. You must log in to view them.

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37 min., 235 MB

Canada’s 1985 – 1989 50c Parliament Booklets
Ingo Nessel

Between 1985 and 1989, four different of 50¢ booklets featuring the Parliament buildings were issued. Ingo explores the printing, tagging, paper, fluorescence, and cover varieties found on these booklets - over 100 at last count. And that’s not counting the ten different cover designs. He also explores the postal history of the booklets. Some of the stamps, the low values, are surprisingly difficult to find on cover.

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31 min., 184 MB

Trail Blazing New Collecting Areas
Bill Longley

Bill suggests no less than 20 new areas to collect. Among them: covers illustrating Post Office mailing and franking rules, rural routes, stampless markings, free franking and its abuse, and the effects of technological advances on stamps and mail delivery. For more unusual and exciting suggestions, view the presentation!

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20 min., 38 MB

New BNAPS Books and Cancel Challenges
Mike Street

Mike previews several new BNAPS books. He then discusses some cancel categories that can be challenging to collect: airmail field (AMF) cancels, British and Foreign Mail Branch cancels, and "Double Circle" cancels.

GHRG Meeting Reports 2020 – 2022

Meeting reports

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