Our 2019 Spring National Postage Stamp and Coin Show is slated to feature about 50 leading stamp and coin dealers from across Canada.
Below is a list of the dealers who have confirmed their participation in this year’s spring show, which will be held March 23-24 at the prestigious four-star Hilton Mississauga located at 6750 Mississauga Rd. in Mississauga, Ont. This list will be updated regularly.
In addition to offering a smorgasbord of material on the bourse, our dealers will be selling and buying all things philatelic and numismatic. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Based in Almonte, Ont., Sean Isaacs has been in the numismatic business since 1988. He first established his own company, Alliance Coin & Banknote, in 2000. A past contributor to the Standard Catalog of World Coins as well as the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Isaacs specializes in world coins and has handled millions of coins from hundreds of issue countries, territories and states. His coin-hunting travels have taken him to five of the world’s continents, and he personally enjoys collecting love tokens, interesting historical silver coins, and the coinage of Indonesia and the colonial East Indies. He will bring to the Spring National Postage Stamp and Coin Show a fresh inventory of diverse world coinage.
AMIS STAMPS & COINS • Alex Issajenko / 416-533-5363 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Issajenko is the owner of Amis Stamps and Coins, which is located on Dundas Street West in downtown Toronto. Regular business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Issajenko began collecting stamps at an early age before becoming interested in world coins and their histories. In 1978, this passion led him to open his first storefront, which continues to offer a relaxed, hands-on hobby experience to this day. For more than 40 years and through four store locations (all in Toronto’s High Park area), Issajenko has amassed an extensive inventory of world stamps, coins, paper money, covers and other interesting collectibles. At the upcoming show in Mississauga, he will be bringing a large inventory of world stamps – focusing on British Commonwealth, China and Eastern Europe (Russia) – as well as a wide range of world coins.
ANGELO KOMATSOULIS PHILATELIST • Angelo Komatsoulis / 514-333-9524 / email@example.com
Angelo Komatsoulis, owner of Les Timbres H.P.K. Stamps Montréal, has dabbled in buying and selling stamps on a part-time basis since 1972. By 1983, he became a full-time dealer after purchasing Reisz Stamp Company with a store front in Montréal. After selling the building and part of his inventory in 2008, Komatsoulis now concentrates on about eight stamp shows in Montréal, Toronto and Ottawa each year. “We deal in worldwide material from classical to recent stamps,” he said. “We have a new issues service that many of our clients use for single stamps, blocks, souvenir sheets or topicals according to their collecting interest. At the upcoming National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, we are bringing new stock of China (Imperial China, Republic of China and People’s Republic of China), new stock of German Colonies, Italian Colonies, French Polynesia, Ethiopia and as always interesting material from Greece.”
C. FRANK HOYLES • Frank Hoyles / 519-676-8925 / firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is always a pleasure to be involved with the Mississauga show, which is extremely well organized in a spacious and attractive environment,” said Frank Hoyles, who added there will be numerous additions to his extensive stock of postcards, stamps, and postal history for this spring show. “I am a member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada; British North America Philatelic Society; and American Philatelic Society 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.”
CAMPBELL’S COLLECTABLES • Terry Campbell / 778-883-5909 / email@example.com
This year marks the 26th anniversary of Terry Campbell’s business, Campbell’s Collectables, which he established in 1992. His areas of specialty include world coins and paper money with a “slight focus” on Canadian material. Campbell was also the author of CCN’s extensive “Question and Answer” column for 22 years between January 1989 and December 2010. As an avid collector for more than 50 years, Campbell’s personal collection includes coins, paper money and tokens with a special interest in British Commonwealth material. With an extensive knowledge in errors and varieties, Campbell is also the author of the 1995 book Canadian Error Coins, An Introduction.
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 Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association 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.
Canadian Coin News (CCN) and Canadian Stamp News (CSN) are Canada’s go-to magazines for all things numismatic and philatelic. CCN was launched in 1963 followed by CSN in 1976. Published bi-weekly by Trajan Publishing Corp., the two magazines have a very large Canadian audience plus U.S. and foreign subscribers. CCN and CSN also have a very strong online following thanks to Trajan’s commitment of being the essential resource for both advanced and beginner collectors. In 2015, Trajan launched coinstampsupplies.com (CSS), which offers CCN and 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.
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.
Todd Sandham, co-owner of Kitchener’s Colonial Acres, has been collecting since 1991, when he began attending the Waterloo Coin Society’s monthly meetings. What began as a hobby and then a part-time job in high school has since become a full-time career. Fellow co-owner Kirk Parsons began working at the store around 2004, when he graduated. Colonial Acres, which will have three tables at the upcoming show in Mississauga, specializes in Canadian decimal coins, paper money and bullion. “We will be bringing all of our Canadian decimal, paper money and world coins, including some scarcer coins that seldom come around,” said Sandham. Colonial Acres will be hosting its second premier auction in conjunction with the show on the Friday and Saturday night (lot viewing will be held Friday and Saturday afternoon). To receive a catalogue in the mail, email or call Sandham.
COVERS-ONLY • Peter Lim Swee Beng / 416-417-1807 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto’s Peter Lim Swee Beng established Covers-Only in 2010, although he 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. “I would like to say thank you,” Beng added.
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 Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association, American Philatelic Society, American Revenue Association, Revenue Society, British North America Philatelic Society and Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, among others. He’s also the editor, publisher and distributor of both The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue and the Canadian Revenue Stamp Album.
HUGH ANDERSON • Hugh Anderson / 905-842-2143 / email@example.com
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 Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association as well as vice-president of the Postal History Society of Quebec and a social media officer with the British North America Philatelic Society. 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.
LA TIMBRATHEQUE ENR. • Patrick Chalifoux / 450-223-0082 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Chalifoux, of Sainte-Julie, Qué., has more than 30 years’ experience as a stamp dealer. He began collecting in 1976, and less than a decade later he started dealing part time. He has been a full-time dealer since 2004 and specializes in Canada and its provinces; France; Monaco; India; and Russia, although the long-time dealer added he has countries from around the world in stock. Chalifoux said he plans to bring most of his inventory to the upcoming National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this March.
MACKEY PHILATELICS • Nigel Mackey / 289-685-0092 / email@example.com
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 Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC); and American Philatelic Society. 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 March. Maddy Yonelinas, who also works for the business, is the other co-owner.
MIKE’S COINS • Mike Wilson / 506-866-6468 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Moncton, N.B.’s Mike Wilson worked as the manager of a local coin shop for 30 years, from 1986 until 2015, at which point he semi-retired and started Mike’s Coins. “I sell on e-Bay and am at most of the major shows across Canada and some in the U.S. I specialize in Canadian, U.S. and world coins but always have a decent selection of banknotes and even a few tokens as well. I always have a nice selection of Canadian silver dollars, including five or six 1948 dollars, and world gold coins. I especially like the mid-priced collector coins in the $50-$1,500 range as I have always enjoyed interacting with collectors like myself. Retirement has made the hobby much more enjoyable as now I buy collections and always find a piece or two to add to my own collection. Drop by my table at the show and I am sure you will find something in your collecting interest.”
MONNAIES DE VERSAILLES • Yvon Chicoine / 514-352-9101 / email@example.com
Montréal, Qué.’s Yvon Chicoine is the owner of Monnaies de Versailles, which has been in business for more than 20 years. Chicoine specializes mostly in coins but also deals in stamps. He will bring both coins and stamps to the upcoming show in Mississauga. “I have really good prices for selling and I’m a strong buyer as well,” he said, adding he has been a collector since the age of 13, before he was a dealer. He personally collects paper money from Canada and around the world.
Baddeck, N.S.’s Sandy Campbell, owner of Proof Positive Coins, will be carrying high-end Canadian coins and paper money as well as collectable watches at the upcoming show in Mississauga.
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). They specialize in Canada and its provinces as well as British Commonwealth and worldwide material. As Canada’s largest philatelic auction house, they will be seeking consignments for future sales at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this March. “If you have items you wish to consign or just want to say hello and put a face to a name, please stop by for a visit.” Since last October, the business has been operation out of its new location at 2 Vata Ct. (unit six) in Aurora, Ont.
ROD PAIGE • Rod Paige / 905-227-0176 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rod Paige is a long-time collector who – as an extension of his hobby – began dealing stamps and covers more than 10 years ago. He specializes in British Commonwealth and Great Britain, the latter of which piqued his personal collecting interests for many years. “That’s where I came from, Britain,” said Paige, who’s now a resident of Thorold, Ont. He has also exhibited nationally and internationally for many years. His stock at the upcoming show in Mississauga will feature stamps and covers from virtually all British Commonwealth countries, “from Antigua to Zululand,” he added. Paige is also the past vice-president of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and a nationally accredited philatelic judge.
THE CONNOISSEUR • John Brown / 705-692-3995 / email@example.com
The Connoisseur, based in Naughton, Ont., is owned by John Brown, who doesn’t specialize in one particular area; instead, he describes himself as “a huge history buff,” adding the history of coinage is “amazing.” At the upcoming show in Mississauga – as always – Brown will bring a wide variety of coinage, medallions and medals. “We will also be bringing a large variety of coins with mint errors and low mintage,” said Brown.
With more than 40 years in the hobby business, the family-run Unitrade is a major Canadian importer and distributor of stamp and coin supplies for several brands. Unitrade carries supplies such as albums, accessories and publications globally. To place orders in advance, call ahead to prepare it for the show.
WILLIAM COATES PHILATELIST • Bill Coates / 289-668-0314 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 March, 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 Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, and is a member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation expert committee.
ZIMO STAMP • Jean Dallaire / 819-846-1771 / email@example.com
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 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this March. 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.”