Meetings

Regular

The Brantford Stamp Club meets on a regular basis as follows:

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday in September to November and January to May,
  • 1st Tuesday of December and June, and
  • Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meeting commences at 8:00 pm.

The meetings are held at Branlyn Community Centre (phone (519) 758-1444), 238 Brantwood Park Road in Brantford.  Access to the facility is via the east (on the left when facing the facility) end around the back.

 

Highlights

Each meeting is scheduled to provide one or two of the following events:

  • Short business meeting (first meeting of the month),
  • Silent auction (items provided by members) that closes at about 7:45 pm,
  • Door prizes,
  • Refreshments,
  • Sales Circuit books (stamps provided by members), and
  • Speakers (invited guests or Club members).

Specific Dates

The following list provides the specific activity for next few meetings. Check back here regularly for updates and any last minute updates or emergency information.

 

September 4, 2018 – Meet ‘n’ Greet – the first meeting of the 2018-2019 philatelic year. We welcome back the returning members, renew acquaintances and greet new and potential members. The start of the 80th year of operation of the Brantford Club.

September 18, 2018 – Swap & Sales Circuit – an evening to trade with fellow collectors or to check out the Club’s Sales Circuit books.

October 2, 2018 – Club member Paul James will be talking about “The 2¢ Red Washington Stamps”.

October 16, 2018 – Guest speaker Nathan Etherington, Brant Historical Society, is scheduled to talk.  The subject will be posted at a later date.

November 6, 2018 – Club member John Tannhill is scheduled to talk about the “Napier, New Zealand 1931 Earthquake on Stamps”.

November 20, 2018 – Buy & Sell Night – an opportunity for members to sell or buy or trade items with each other.

December 4, 2018 – To Be Determined.

December 18, 2018 – Christmas Pot Luck Dinner for members and significant others. The doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. The annual two-penny sale will be hosted by Santa and his hard working elves.

January 1, 2019 – No Meeting, the facility is closed for New Year Day.

January 15, 2019 – Guest speaker Dave Lopeke will be presenting “The Proposed 2019 Canada Stamp Issues”.

 

Silent Auctions

Silent auctions are generally held prior to each meeting (close about 7:45 pm). There are some exceptions such as the meeting when the major auction is scheduled and the special meetings. See the meeting schedule for details.

This is an opportunity for members to submit items at the start of the meeting that are no longer required in their collection. Only members can submit items for the silent auction.