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Newsletters

2018

July 2018 Larry Crane - In Memorium, SELLING YOUR STAMPS? Summary Tip #19 Part 3 & 4: 5 Different Ways to Sell your Stamps by Andrew McGavin, The Circuit Book Explorer part 4 by Randy Rogers, Club News, Circuit Book Update, Upcoming Shows
June 2018 SELLING YOUR STAMPS? Summary Tip #19 Part 2: 5 Different Ways to Sell your Stamps by Andrew McGavin, The Circuit Book Explorer part 3 by Randy Rogers, Club News, Show & Tell, Circuit Book Update, Royal 2018, Upcoming Shows
May 2018 Battle of Britain Stamp Controversy by David Green, The Circuit Book Explorer part 2 by Randy Rogers, Club News, Show & Tell, Circuit Book Update, Upcoming Shows
April 2018 The Circuit Book Explorer part 1 by Randy Rogers, Club News, Show & Tell, Circuit Book Update, Upcoming Shows, 'Penny Black' fundraiser
March 2018 The Winter Olympics and Stamps by Phil Visser, Club News, Circuit Book Update, Upcoming Shows
February 2018 Inspirations by Phil Visser, Club News, January Show and Tell, Exhibiting Guidelines
January 2018 Weather: The Great Canadian Topic by Phil Visser, Circuit Books in Review by Chris Tschirhart and Randy Rogers, December Show and Tell, Suggestions for the one page challenge, Club News, and upcoming events.

2017

December 2017 Christmas greetings, Airmail by Stan Wichens and Phil Visser, Reperforated? by Phil Visser, Club News, and upcoming events.
November 2017 Gray Days of November by Phil Visser, Club News, Looking For, Mystery Stamp, and upcoming events.
October 2017 When it gets dark (sort of) by Phil Visser, Club News, Looking For..., and upcoming events.
September 2017 Scenic Wonders Continued... by Phil Visser, Summary Tip #18: When it comes to Selling - all collections are Not created Equal by Andrew McGavin.
August 2017 Scenic Wonders by Phil Visser, Summary Tip #17: Certificates are essential for certain types of stamps by Andrew McGavin.
July 2017 Strange Coincidences by John Lemon, Summary Tip #17: Certificates are essential for certain types of stamps by Andrew McGavin.
June 2017 How did this get into my collection? by Phil Visser, Summary Tip #16: When SELLING many of us forget how much or how little was paid by Andrew McGavin.
May 2017 German Occupation Stamps of the Channel Islands by David Green, Website and Circuit Book updates.
April 2017 The Berlin Air Bridge – Luftbrucke Berlin by Marion Ace, In Memory - Bill Shelson
March 2017 Summary Tip #15: When did you last look at your stamps properly?, Canada and its Landscapes by Chris Tschirhart
February 2017 Club News, A Philatelic Mystery by Phil Visser.
January 2017 Coming Soon, Circuit Book Software.

2016

December 2016 Christmas Greetings, In Memory of Ron Vanderburgh by Phil Visser, 2016 Stamp Club Update.
November 2016 In Remembrance by Phil Visser.
October 2016 Farewell and so Long by Phil Visser, Summary Tip #14: Buying at Auction Part IV - Learn about the pitfalls and benefits of buying at stamp auctions - STATIC INTERNET AUCTION BUYING by Andrew McGavin.
September 2016 Soaking in the Summer by Phil Visser, Summary Tip #13: Buying at Auction Part III - Learn about the pitfalls and benefits of buying at stamp auctions - INTERNET AUCTION BUYING by Andrew McGavin.
August 2016 The Travelling Queen by Philip Visser, Summary Tip #12: Buying at Auction Part II- Learn about the pitfalls and benefits of buying at stamp auctions by Andrew McGavin.
July 2016 Stamp Collecting Perceptions by Philip Visser, Summary Tip #11: Buying at Auction Part I - Learn about the pitfalls and benefits of buying at stamp auctions by Andrew McGavin.
June 2016 Socked on the Nose! By Phil Visser, Summary Tip #10: "Is it a re-gum?" Learn about re-gummed stamps by Andrew McGavin.
May 2016 Stamp Identification by Computer by Randy Rogers, Summary Tip #9: "Understanding Quality" - Part II by Andrew McGavin.
April 2016 *** No Newsletter Published ***
March 2016 Summary Tip #7: "Catalogue Prices" - common misconceptions and Summary Tip #8: "Understanding Quality" - Part I by Andrew McGavin.
February 2016 The Greene Foundation: Part 2 By Phil Visser
January 2016 The Greene Foundation: Part 1 By Phil Visser

2015

December 2015 The Holiday Season and Philately by Phil Visser. Club plans for 2016.
November 2015 Summary Tip #4: Save £100's by buying the right catalogues by Andrew McGavin.
October 2015 Summary Tip #3: Save £100's - don't spend money on expensive accessories you don't need by Andrew McGavin.
September 2015 Pot of Gold? Part II by Phil Visser. Summary Tip #2: Match your budget to your collecting interest and return upon outlay by Andrew McGavin.
August 2015 Pot of Gold? Part I by Phil Visser. Tip #1: Never insure with a non specialist stamp insurer by Andrew McGavin.
July 2015 Club Update by Phil Visser, A Nephric Ode to the Souvenir Sheet by Chris Tschirhart, Another stamp error? by Phil Visser, Owen Sound Stock Books by Chris Tschirhart
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2014

December 2014 *** Missing Newsletter ***
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August 2014 Gathered Stamps, Now What? by Phil Visser.
July 2014 A Stamp Collector, Eh? by Phil Visser.
June 2014 Canada's Stalingrad by Bo Graham.
May 2014 From the President by Phil Visser, editor Marion Ace.
April 2014 The CabotTower Stamps of Newfoundland by Bob Graham.
March 2014 From Dr. Phil A. Telly - , A Philatelic Mystery By Philip Visser, editor Marion Ace.
February 2014 From Dr. Phil A. Telly - German Coils, German Coil Stamps by Dieter Albrecht, On the Cover - Pioneers of Winter Sports
January 2014 From Dr. Phil A. Telly - , On the Cover - Year of the Horse.

2013

December 2013 President's auction and gift Exchange, Philately and Christmas by Philip Visser, On the Cover - HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, Thank you Ralph Wyndham.
November 2013 *** Missing Newsletter ***
October 2013 19th Annual GRVPA Club Fair in Cambridge, 18th Annual Show Recap, Canada’s first art stamps, by Bob Graham
September 2013 On the Cover - Robertson Davies
August 2013 On the Cover - The War of 1812: 1813 Part II – Charles de Salaberry
July 2013 July Meeting at St. Mary’s Rectory, On the Cover - The War of 1812: 1813 Part I – Laura Secord
June 2013 On the Cover - 250 Years of Canadian Postal History, In Memoriam - Pat van der Heyden Collecting Stamps of Pope John Paul II by Pat A. van der Heyden-Peers
May 2013 In the Spotlight - Spiders by Ralph Wyndham In Memoriam - Alfred Steinke
April 2013 In the Spotlight - Canda’s Smallest Revenue Stamp by Bob Graham On the Cover - The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment, From Dr. Phil A. Telly
March 2013 In the Spotlight - Sir Sandford Fleming: Part III: Standard Time & the Later Years by Marion Ace On the Cover - Magnolias, In Memoriam - Bob Chapman
February 2013 Annual General Meeting Update, In the Spotlight - Sir Sandford Fleming: Part II: The Railway Years by Marion Ace On the Cover - Seraphim (Joe) Fortes
January 2013 In Memoriam - Barbara Shelson, On the Cover - Year of the Snake

2012

December 2012 2012 Club Business Report
November 2012 On the Cover - the Grey Cup by Ralph Wyndham, In the Spotlight - Sir Sandford Fleming: Part I by Marion Ace
October 2012 A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society by Bob Graham, 2012 Show Wrap-up On the Cover - the Regiments
September 2012 In Memorium - Harold Stobbe, St. George, Part 2, St. George in England by Ralph Wyndham On the Cover - London 2012
August 2012 Collecting Stamps of Pope John Paul II by Pat A. van der Heyden-Peers, On the Cover - Tommy Douglas: The Birth of Medicare, St. George, Part 1, The Legend by Ralph Wyndham
July 2012 On the Cover - the 100th Grey Cup
June 2012 On the Cover - the War of 1812 - Brock & Tecumseh
May 2012 Owen Sound Club Days, On the Cover - the Titanic Part II, The Pineapple by Ralph Wyndham On the Cover - the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
April 2012 Owen Sound Club Days, Alaska Highway Part II by Ralph Wyndham
March 2012 On the Cover - Joe Fafard, Alaska Highway Part I by Ralph Wyndham
February 2012 The Bayeux Tapestry - By Marion Ace, On the Cover - John Ware
January 2012 The Grand Pré 50¢ - A Favourite Stamp by Bob Graham, On the Cover - Year of the Dragon 2012

2011

December 2011 Mount Hurd - By Bob Graham, On the Cover…Holiday Stamps of 2011
November 2011 On the Cover - International Year of Chemistry, Tall Buildings - Part II by Ralph Wyndham
October 2011 On the Cover - Canadian Innovations, Tall Buildings - Part I by Ralph Wyndham
September 2011 On the Cover - Miss Supertest III, Glass by Ralph Wyndham
August 2011 *** Missing Newsletter ***
July 2011 On the Cover - Royal Wedding Day…Again!, The Space Shuttle - by Ralph Wyndham
June 2011 *** Missing Newsletter ***
May 2011 A Look At Chess, Part 2 by Ralph Wyndham, On the Cover - Royal Wedding 2011
April 2011 One Page Challenge, The Travels of a Volunteer, Part 1 by Dave Pugh, On the Cover - Sunflowers
March 2011 One Page Challenge, In the Spotlight - The Penny Black by John Cortan, A Look At Chess, Part 1 - by Ralph Wyndham, On the Cover…Fergie Jenkins
February 2011 One Page Challenge, In the Spotlight - Errors, Freaks and Oddities by Phil Visser, On the Cover - Carrie Best The Elephant - by Ralph Wyndham
January 2011 One Page Challenge, In the Spotlight - Rare Stamps by Ralph Wyndham

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2005

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October 2005 Stamp(s) of the Month (Sweden), Famous Collectors: T.E. Lawrence, Denmark "Wavy Line" definitives
September 2005 Stamps of the Month (United States, Newfoundland), What's new (Iceland), Curiosities: Dag Hammarskjold Error
August 2005 Stamp(s) of the month (Canada), What's new (Ireland, Switzerland), Famous Collectors: F.D. Roosevelt
July 2005 Stamp of the month (El Salvador), auction, OSSC library, What's New (Slovenia), Stamps as Investments
June 2005 Stamp of the month (Portugal), OSSC Library, How Stamps are Gummed, SHow review, King George VI definitives
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January 2005 *** Missing Newsletter ***

2004

December 2004 French Steamer Pasteur. British Colony Holiday Quiz
November 2004 Djibouti Wooden Stamp, Interesting Covers, Using eBay
October 2004 Charles Johnson Brooke the second “white raja” of Sarawak, Personalized Stamps
September 2004 Have Postal Authorities No Shame?, Re-using Stamps, Precancels
August 2004 Griqualand, What's New
July 2004 Vickery Collection of Australia, Stamp on the Envelope
June 2004 Royal Mail Woes, Stamp on the Envelope
May 2004 Curiosity Corner, Herman Herst, Stamp on the Envelope
April 2004 The Royal Philatelic Collection, What's New, Curiosity Corner
March 2004 *** Missing Newsletter ***
February 2004 "Edinburgh Mail", Name Competition, Too Many Commemoratives, Bryan Adams' Q. Elizabeth Stamp
January 2004 Royal Mail TPO RIP, "Night Mail", First Stamp Booklets, Year of the Monkey Stamp

2003

December 2003 *** Missing Newsletter ***, Stamp Quiz, "Denominational Seals"
November 2003 2003 Christmas Stamps, Royal Famalies of Europe, Number of stamps with Kiloware
October 2003 Bernie Reilander, The “Nonsuch”, Canada/Thailand joint issue
September 2003 “Junk” series of China, First Day Covers, Vanuatu’s Underwater P.O.
August 2003 Thoughts on Stamp Values, America’s Cup stamps, Machin stamp colours, Deltiology, “Stamp Collector” by R. Service
July 2003 Text missing - Greenland’s “American” series, Swiss “Embroidery” stamp, Foxing, Dictionary of Stamps
May/June 2003 Sicilian “frame” cancels, Heinrich von Stephan - UPU, “Athabasca”
April 2003 Spanish “Urgente” private issue, Faroe tunnel stamps
March 2003 US “Farming the West” stamp, Swiss “Braille” stamp, Finnish “illegal” stamps
February 2003 Grizzly stamp, Watermarks
January 2003 Spanish Judo Championships, Stamp (and cover) preservation, 1840 Cancellation trials, Jean de Sperati

2002

December 2002 Christmas stamps, The game “PHILATELY”
November 2002 Newfoundland 1d stamp, UPU Stamp Registry
October 2002 Illegal stamp issues, “Britannia”
September 2002 What's New
August 2002 “A summer of content”!, Auction News
July 2002 *** Missing Newsletter ***, Greenland polar bear stamp
June 2002 Deltiology (Postcard Collecting), Choosing Suject Matter for new Commemorative Stamp
May 2002 2002 Stamp Show & Bourse, Northern Country Wrap Up, Canadian Warships on Stamps
April 2002 Electronic perforation guage, UPU stamp colours, Denmark’s “Girls in the Airport”
March 2002 Czeslaw Slania, Sweden
February 2002 Railroad Post Offices, Faroe Islands
January 2002 Åland

2001

December 2001 UPU Official Stamp Numbers, The UPU, International News
November 2001 New GB definitives on watermarked paper, Lifeboats on stamps
October 2001 Name plates, first MINTED stamp, stamps never issued
September 2001 What’s New from Canada Post
August 2001 Ron Brigham, What’s New from Canada Post, Identifying Common Stamps: Australia “Roo” Series (cont.)
July 2001 Identifying Common Stamps: Australia “Roo” Series (low values), Plate blocks, What’s New from Canada Post
June 2001 The Show, What’s New from Canada Post
May 2001 O.S.S.C.’s 6th Show, Dealers at the Show, Show 2001 Sponsors
April 2001 OSSC Library, Perfins, Armenia
March 2001 The 2001 OSSC Show & Bourse, Thermotronic ink, Getting Started in Exhibiting – Part 4: Dos and Don'ts, 1861 Ceylon stamp found, What’s New from Canada Post
February 2001 Annual Stamp Show, Getting Started in Exhibiting – Part 3: Write-Ups, Die cut stamps
January 2001 Public Awareness Day, Definitives, Getting Started in Exhibiting – Part 2: Layout

2000

December 2000 Public Awareness Day, Some Canadian Stamps of Christmas Past, Getting Started in Exhibiting – Part1, Canadian Map stamp, What’s New From Canada Post
November 2000 New Club Executive, Trivia Quiz, Club Auction
October 2000 An OSSC Library?, What’s New From Canada Post
September 2000 Club President Resignation, News From Other Clubs in the Area, The Club Auction
August 2000 Stamp condition & grade, What’s New From Canada Post
July 2000 Philately and Public Awareness, Buying and Selling Stamps, Stamp valuation
June 2000 The Owen Sound Stamp Show, “You Get What You Ask For”, The “Royal” Circuit Books, What’s New From Canada Post, Surfing, Buying, Selling, Trading Stamps at Club Meetings
May 2000 “The Glue of the Hinge that Holds Our Hobby Together”, The 5th Annual Show, What’s New From Canada Post, Surfing

1999

December 1999 - April 2000 *** Missing Newsletters ***
November 1999 - April 2000 Auction, Show, Catalogues, Sales Circuits

1998

June 1998 - September 1999 *** Missing Newsletters ***

1997

Sept 1997 - May 1998 announcements, meeting schedule
March 1997 - August 1997 announcements, meeting schedule, stamp show

1996

December 1996 - February 1997 development of circuit books, meeting schedule
September 1996 - November 1996 Quarterly Newsletter approved, meeting schedule