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PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB

                    

                                 SOUTH SURREY - WHITE ROCK

                                               

                                             BRITISH COLUMBIA 

                                                     CANADA

100            YEARS

NEW STAMP PROPOSAL

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       CANADA POST

NEW STAMP PROPOSAL

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        In a symbol of unity between nations

The ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

                               and 

                Washington State Police

            celebrating the raising of flags

                              at the 

             PEACE ARCH MONUMENT

                                                                        

Nov.11,2020

                                         CLUB OFFICERS

TERRY LEISHMAN -  PRESIDENT    -   2019

604- 803 5880           mcjardine@telus.net

 

                  STEVE MELANSON- V. PRESIDENT -   2019

                       toymaker@hotmail.ca     604 531 6041

ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    

NEW

CLOSED               ALBUMS 

PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB

COMMUNITY DONATIONS 

Stamp  Exchanging- Covid style

PHILATELICALLY 

 NEW METHODS

           USED

             BY

            THE

     PEACE ARCH

     STAMP CLUB

STAMP EXCHANGE PROGRAM

        International covid safe 

Keeping our hobby safe and active

OUT DOOR EXCHANGES

PARKING LOT SALES 

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CANADIAN -USA COVER CONTEST

               NOVEMBER 2020

PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB 

    FIRST PLACE WINNER

PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB (RPSC CHAPTER 243)

   BRITISH COLUMBIA’S PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB

        2020 Cover Contest winner 

 

By JESSE ROBITAILLE, Journalist, Trajan Media, Canadian Stamp News

 

With nearly 1,000 votes cast on 18 entries throughout October, the winners of the third annual CSN Cover Contest were unveiled on Nov. 1.

 

CLUB CATEGORY

 

In the club category, which had 11 entries, the Peace Arch Stamp Club won first place and received $100.

The 240-millimetre-by105-millimetre cover marks the 100th birthday of member Alfred Bennett, who’s believed to be Canada’s oldest active philatelist. Bennett’s birthday is June 1.1920

 

British Columbia’s Peace Arch Stamp Club won this year’s club category with 158 votes.

 

 “Our very first meeting was held in White Rock, B.C., April 1986, and Alfred Bennett was one of the signatories at that meeting,” reads a statement issued by club President Terry Leishman, Vice-President Steve Melanson and Secretary Doreen Jardine Leishman, who were all involved in producing the cover.

 

“We decided to do something very special for this gentleman, and we started with many ideas in January to commemorate his 100th birthday. We had several meetings and came up with this commemorative cover with his own personalized stamps, the very best we could do for this amazing philatelist.”

 

The club’s last in-person meeting was in March; however, club officials were able to mail one of their commemorative covers marking Bennett’s centennial to each member. “We even had our local post mistress helping postmark each envelope.”

 

 When his club members surprised Bennett with his cover and a large framed stamp featuring his face, he told them of all the honours he received in his lifetime, this one was the best.

 

 “Several of us stayed up until midnight local time watching the results,” said Melanson and the Leishmans, adding they are “absolutely thrilled for Alfred,” who’s a Second World War veteran and former London, England, police officer.

 

Throughout his 30-year policing career, Bennett was occasionally tasked with guarding 10 Downing St., headquarters of the U.K. government, where he met former prime minister Winston Churchill “many times,” he fellow club members said.

 

 While he’s currently unaware of the club’s victory, Melanson and the Leishmans are planning to announce the good news from below his third-floor balcony soon.

 

 “Alfred rarely misses a meeting and is still actively selling and buying and also lives independently.

 

He has been collecting for almost 90 years.”

 

Also in the club category, the Kelowna & District Stamp Club and Medicine Hat Coin & Stamp Club received $50 and $25 for winning second and third place, respectively. “I’m happy people liked the cover enough to be voted third place,” said Ashman, who also submitted the Medicine Hat club’s cover. “I’d worked a lot harder on the HMCS Medicine Hat cover than the Leap Day one and hoped to do better, but when I saw the cover celebrating a 100-year-old active collector, I figured I was going to lose.” Details for next year’s Cover Contest – the fourth annual competition – will be announced in early 2021. 

The PEACE ARCH STAMP CLUB would like to congratulate all the contest entrants and good luck in 2021.

 

THE PHILATELY OF COVID -19

 CURRENT VISITORS

AN ALTERNATE TO YOUR REGULAR STAMP MEETINGS 

These events are the idea of the M & M TEAM

             John Miller/Steve Melanson

   PARKING LOT 

  PRIVATE SALES 

SIXTH EVENT OCTOBER 3, 2020 12:00 to 2:00 pm  25 cars,trucks r/vs 

WEATHER: warm, then Ocean Sea mist [cool], then very warm & bright blue sky 

FIFTH PARKING LOT SALES EVENT

SEPTEMBER 2,2020

Super warm weather, with a new record attendance and one new signed up member.Over a third of our total membership attended with great new material, some albums had Cat. Values in excess of $500.00 each 

FOURTH CAR TRUNK STAMP SALE- AUGUST 26,2020

Once again we had GREAT weather and several members that travelled long distances to attend this special event

     Third parking lot, boot, trunk, tail gate  stamp sale  August 13th

     100's of items, thousands of dollars sold or traded. door prize another  huge success

 

SECOND OUT DOOR EVENT July 29th

Another great evening at the local school parking lot.

Many more members attended with great offerings to be purchased. The amount of individual sales was satisfying and lots of smiles were noticeable.

                          FIRST EVER OUT DOOR EVENT   July 8th

        PARKING LOT BOOT [AKA CAR TRUNK] SALES EVENT

 

What a great event held in the parking lot of a local high school parking lot high school today.

Social distancing and face masks by every attendee on a wonderfully warm evening.

Most members brought their own chairs and some brought drinks and snacks.

Several tables set up, others show cased their offerings in their car trunks.

Rumors of thousands of dollars traded by some attendees, some members SOLD OUT all of their offerings.

A HUGE SUCCESS for this EXCELLENT alternative in stamp collecting "CONNECTING " alternatives. 

Bring a table, bring a chair, bring stamps to sell or just look, great FUN reconnecting with your fellow stamp club members.

CANADA'S OLDEST ACTIVE PHILATELIST ?

100 YEARS

june 1,1920-JUNE 1,2020

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