Three seminars on Saturday, Sunday

Three engaging seminars and a combined coin and stamp auction exclusively for children will be held at this weekend’s National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga.

The first two sessions, to be held Sept. 8, will explore marketing and communications for the 21st-century hobbyist and error coin production, respectively.

Long-time writer for Canadian Coin News, former public relations advisor for a large Canadian utility and seasoned collector Jeff Fournier will highlight modern marketing and communication concepts in an informal, 1.5-hour workshop at the upcoming show.

A seminar exploring error coins, including how the sought-after pieces are produced in the minting process, will also be held Sept. 8 by Henry Nienhuis, president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)An error collector since the early 1970s, Nienhuis is also the president of the Canadian Errors and Varieties Numismatic Association, also known as CEVNA.

The final seminar, to be held Sept. 9, will be geared towards engaging young collectors.

Later that day, a “Young Collectors” auction will be hosted by Lisa McPherson, national youth co-ordination of the RCNA and first vice-president of the Ontario Numismatic Association. The Sept. 9 auction, which is free for children to participate in, will feature at least 25 lots of coin and stamp material thanks to donations from show organizers, dealers and participating hobby associations.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DATE Saturday, Sept. 8 Saturday, Sept. 8 Sunday, Sept. 9 Sunday, Sept. 9
TIME 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
PRESENTER Jeff Fournier Henry Nienhuis Jeff Fournier Lisa McPherson
TOPIC Modern marketing and communication
for the 21st-century hobbyist
Error coin production Coin and stamp workshop
for children
Coin and stamp auction
for children

The National Postage Stamp and Coin Show will be open Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is only $3 on Saturday and free on Sunday, and parking is always free on site.

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