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Dealers Association

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A National level stamp exhibition and bourse
sponsored by the Nova Scotia Stamp Club.

September 14-16, 2018
East Dartmouth Community Centre
50 Caledonia Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

- The Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening at the Double Tree, by the McDonald Bridge, Dartmouth. Details here


Team Competition

Awards & Trophies

Dealer and Bourse Information


Organizing Committee



For more information watch this website, or contact the club.


 Thursday 13 September 2018
5:00 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 9:00 pm
 Frame setup
 Exhibit Registration (Local members)
 Friday 14 September 2018
8:00 – 12:00 pm
– 12:00 pm
2:00 pm 

9.00 pm
 Bourse setup
 Late Exhibit Registration
 Exhibition and Bourse opens
 Meetings, Seminars
 Exhibition and Bourse closes
 Saturday 15 September 2018
10:00 am
10:00 am
2:00 pm
5.00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
 Exhibition and Bourse opens
 PSSC meeting (Hugh Rathbun) See below 
 BNAPS Atlantic Meeting (Jack Forbes)
 Exhibition and Bourse closes
 Awards reception (cash bar)
 Awards Banquet (Contact Jack Forbes)
 Sunday  16 September 2018
10:00  am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 – 4:00 pm
 Exhibition and Bourse opens
 Judge's Critique
 Judge's Seminar (Ed Kroft)
 Exhibition and Bourse closes
 Exhibit take down


Dealer and Bourse Information

Dealers Prospectus and Application Form

Dealers that will be in attendance at Novapex 2018 include:

John Eldridge, Halifax, NS
Gary Steele, Lower Sackville, NS
Bill Roderick, Ottawa, ON
Marcus Brauer/Moody Blue Stamps, Dartmouth, NS
Corner Block Stamps, Sackville, NB
Acadia Stamps, Dieppe, NB
By the Bay Stamps, Lower Five Islands, NS
Rodger Levy, Dartmouth, NS
J-Claude Michaud, Halifax, NS


Awards & Trophies

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada sanctioned Awards
Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze and Bronze awards will be presented to those entries which merit such recognition.  These awards are for quality, therefore there can be more than one in each class.

Nova Scotia Stamp Club

The Grand Award – Best exhibit in show.
Reserve Grand Award – Runner-up to best exhibit in show.
The One-Frame Exhibit Grand Award – Best one-frame exhibit in show.

J. Doug Allen Novice Award
This award is donated by the Nova Scotia Stamp Club and is presented to the best first-time winner of a Royal Philatelic Society of Canada Award.

Nova Scotia Stamp Club Award
Presented to a member-contributor for outstanding contributions to the club and/or to the advancement of philately in Nova Scotia.

Ken C. MacDonald Postal History Award
The Award is presented in recognition of Ken C. MacDonald’s outstanding research in postal history and his encouragement to fellow collectors. The award is to encourage research in the postal history of Atlantic Canada and to recognize those who make a significant contribution in this field.

The Ken C. MacDonald Postal History Award shall be awarded for excellence in any of the following categories:
1)  An exhibit of the postal history of Atlantic Canada presented at NOVAPEX.
2)  Original research about the postal history of Atlantic Canada which has been published in a form generally  available to interested collectors. Such publications should have occurred during the previous year.
3)  A significant contribution to the advancement of Atlantic Canadian postal history.

George MacKenzie Aerophilately Award
The award shall be presented to a member of the Nova Scotia Stamp Club who, as an exhibitor at a NSSC sponsored exhibition and in the opinion of the Judges, has presented an outstanding exhibit on any aspect of Aerophilately. The exhibit must receive at least a silver award from the judges during the show in which it is exhibited.

The award, consisting of a shield with an aviation motif, will be held by the winner for one year. A smaller shield or plaque will be also given to the winner as a permanent keepsake. The winner’s name and year of award will be engraved upon each.

The People's Choice Award
The Award for the most popular exhibit as determined by a vote by those who attend the exhibition.

Possible National Level Awards (to be confirmed)

American Philatelic Society
Awards of Excellence (Medal):

  • Best exhibit of Pre-1900 material
  • Best exhibit of 1900-1940 material
  • Best exhibit of 1940-1980 material
  • Best exhibit of Post-1980 material
  • APS Research Award

American Society of Philatelic Exhibitors

  • Gold Pin (2- National)
  • WE Sterling Achievement Award (1- National)
  • Philatelic Exhibiting Creativity Award - Pin
  • Award of Excellence Trophy – Exhibit demonstrating Best Plan, Title Page, Headings
    Note Award of Excellence is also open to regional level exhibits
  • Novice Award (Regional) - 1 year's membership in APPE

American Topical Association

  • Gold Medal & Ribbon – Best thematic exhibit in show
  • Silver Medal and Ribbon – 2nd best thematic exhibit in show
  • Bronze Medal and Ribbon – 3rd best thematic exhibit in show
  • Merit Award Ribbon – Best one-frame exhibit in show

British North America Philatelic Society
(National or Regional BNA material)

  • Best BNA Exhibit (Plaque and Ribbon)
  • Best 2, 3, or 4 frame BNA Exhibit (Plaque and Ribbon)
  • Best 1-frame Exhibit (Plaque and Ribbon)
  • Best Researched BNA Exhibit (Plaque and Ribbon)
  • BNAPS Elizabethan Study Group Award (Pin)

Canadian Aerophilatelic Society

  • Plaque for Best Aerophilately Exhibit

Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada

  • Medal Ribbon, and Certificate for excellence in research and depth of study

Postal History Society of Canada

  • Ribbon and Certificate – for Best British North America Postal History Exhibit
  • Rich Toop Memorial Award – Certificate for Best Military Exhibit

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada

  • RPSC Excellence - Treatment /Traitement Award
  • RPSC Excellence - Material/Matériel Award
  • PRSC Excellence - Presentation/Présentation Award
  • RPSC Excellence – Title/Synopsis/Titre Award
  • RPSC Novice Award


Team Competition

Teams consists of 5 members each with a single frame entered in the exhibition.  Individual points are tallied for an overall Team score. Entry Forms, outlining the scoring system that will be used, are available at the link below, or at monthly meetings. 

Dave Cooper Memorial Trophy is presented to the 5 winning members of the One-Frame Team Competition. Each individual Team member also receives a circular medallion. 

Team Entry Form
This form must accompany 5 copies of the Official Entry Form (1 for each exhibitor).


Novapex 2018 Committee

 Responsibility Contact
 Chair  Guy Jeffery,
 Gary Steele,
 John Hall
 Judging  John Hall
 Exhibits  Gary Steele
 Awards  Sean Weatherup
 Dealer Liaison  Claude Michaud
 Treasurer & Registration  Marilyn Melanson
 Club Member's Table  Karen Galbraith
 Cancels / Covers  Hugh Rathbun
 RPSC Liaison
 NSSC Website & Programme  Jeff Parks
 Reception  Gillian Keeping
 Hall Layout & Frames  Keith MacKay
 Team Competition  Jack Forbes
 Stamps for Kids  Gordon Smith
 Frames  Keith MacKay
 Banquet  Jack Forbes
 Advertising  John Hall



The following accommodations are close to the show venue. They are provided for information only and are not necessarily recommended by the organizing committee.

Hearthstone Inn Dartmouth

313 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902.469.5850
Toll Free:1.800.422.8025
reservations@micmachotel.com www.hearthstonehospitality.ca

The Hearthstone Inn is 2.3 km from the venue.
Close to other amenities such as Mic Mac Mall and
Main Street Shopping.

Hampton Inns & Suites by Hilton

60 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902.406.7700


The Hampton Inn is 6.0 km from the venue. Located in Dartmouth Crossing shopping area

Best Western Plus

115 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1X7

Reservations: 1 800-780-7234

The BEst Western Plus is approximately 6.5 km form the venue. It is in Burnside Park and minutes form Dartmouth Crossing.

Coastal Inn Dartmouth

379 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Direct Reservations 1.800.565.1565


Coastal Inn Dartmouth is located in downtown Dartmouth, 7.4 km from the Community Center.


Other options include Halifax/ Dartmouth Area Hotels, Inns and B&Bs





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