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Welcome to the BC Philatelic Society's home page

king george stampThe BC Philatelic Society — the “BC Phil” — has existed since 1919. Its purpose is to educate and publicize the hobby of philately to as wide an audience as possible, to recruit new members, and to form bonds with collectors and clubs throughout North America and abroad. It is affiliated with the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the American Philatelic Society, and the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs. With 71 members, including 3 stamp dealers, the Society meets on most Wednesday nights at the West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex Lane, Burnaby BC. It sponsors the annual VANPEX stamp exhibition and bourse. Members have access to the society’s philatelic library, may buy and sell in the society’s monthly auctions, and receive its newsletters.

Good stuff!

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Our Newsletter (and many back issues), club news, and useful and interesting articles, including "What to do when you inherit stamps," by President Bob Ingraham, immediate past president, are available on-line.

Why do we collect stamps? Why should you collect stamps? Novelist Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged) was a stamp collector who wrote what is perhaps the best-ever explication of what it is that draws us to what most people consider a curious hobby for children. Read "Why I like stamp collecting".

A notable addition: A downloadable copy of Canadian Philately - An Outline: A Summary of Collecting Areas and Interests of British North America Collectors, a useful publication of BNAPS (British North America Philatelic Society). You'll find the links to the booklet on our GOOD STUFF! web page.








Location of Wed night meetings


6050 Sussex Ave Burnaby, BC (West Burnaby United Church)
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Listing of events

Published by Bill Bartlett of Victoria and featured on their Vicstamps web site, Greater Victoria & Vancouver Stamp Show & Bourse Listing of Events & Stamp Directory.

Links to other clubs

The BC Philatelic Society enjoys associations with philatelic organizations in Canada and the United States. See our list of useful links.
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Dealer-members of the BC Phil

The BC Philatelic Society enjoys the membership of several stamp dealers in Metro Vancouver and Victoria, three of whom make this web site possible through advertising. Their ads include e-mail and web-site links. Please support them.


Stamp News from around the world

May 26 Stamps are pouring in for Holocaust survivor
May 25 The Stamp Maker's Tales
May 25 New stamp depicts slain gay-rights advocate
May 23 Komagata Maru: 100 years
Apr 16 Perfectly franked

More world stamp news >

BUYING OR SELLING STAMPS?

We can and do recommend that interested parties contact one or more of our professional dealer members with questions concerning the valuation or dispensation of their collections.

Web: Virgil Soh, BBA, REALTOR®