Beyond the bourse of each National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, collectors are invited to participate in a keynote seminar series highlighting a handful of exciting topics.
Regardless of their interests, show-goers are sure to find our intriguing speakers a worthwhile way to spend an hour here and there throughout the weekend. The seminars are held just outside the bourse at the popular four-star Hilton Mississauga located at 6750 Mississauga Rd. in Mississauga, Ont.
Among the topics of discussion at our last show – slated for spring 2020 before being cancelled due to COVID-19 – were numismatic literature; philatelic specialization; thematic or topical collecting; and combining your hobby with travel. Each hour-long talk is followed by a discussion period.
Each spring, the National Show also features the 77th Annual North Toronto Stamp Club Exhibition, with about 80 frames of competitive stamp exhibits plus a court of honour featuring past national-level gold-medal displays.
See the bottom of this page for a floor plan with the main areas of interest.
DAY 1: FRIDAY, APRIL 3
|Auction lot viewing||Noon-5 p.m.||Hazel McCallion B|
|Auction session one begins||5:30 p.m.||Hazel McCallion B|
DAY 2: SATURDAY, APRIL 4
$4 ADMISSION, FREE FOR CHILDREN
|Bourse & Stamp Exhibition opens||10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Graydon Ballroom/Hallway|
|Auction lot viewing||10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Hazel McCallion A|
|Numismatic literature (Alan Roy)||11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||Hazel McCallion B|
|Philatelic specialization (Michel Houde)||1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.||Hazel McCallion B|
|Thematic exhibiting (Jean Wang)||2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.||Hazel McCallion B|
|Auction session two begins||5:30 p.m.||Hazel McCallion A|
DAY 3: SUNDAY, APRIL 5
|Bourse & Stamp Exhibition opens||10 a.m.-4 p.m.||Graydon Ballroom/Hallway|
|Currency Project (Emaad Paracha)||11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Ballroom hallway|
|Judges’ critique begins (NTSC)||12:30 p.m.||Ballroom hallway|
| Young Collectors auction begins
||1:30 p.m.||Ballroom hallway|