Final day of 2018 Spring Show today in Mississauga

Today is the last day of the 2018 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, and admission is free to all show-goers.

Held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotel on 6750 Mississauga Rd., the two-day show features a nearly 50-dealer bourse, a combined coin and stamp auction and a world-class competitive philatelic exhibition.

Among today’s events are three informative sessions relating to communication within the hobby; the basics of collecting; and competitive exhibiting.

HOBBY COMMUNICATION

Modern-day communication is key to the survival of both coin and stamp collecting in the modern day; in fact, some people believe the penchant for traditional methods of communication is costing both hobbies their vitality and visibility. This pressing issue will be the focus of today’s seminar hosted by Trajan Media, publisher of Canadian Coin News and Canadian Stamp News and host of the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, at 10:30 a.m.

Trajan Media Managing Partner Mike Walsh and CCN Consulting Editor Jeff Fournier will explain the goals of the emerging network and gather attendees’ input, the basis of which will set the direction for future meetings.

The seminar is aimed at people who are interested in networking with like-minded individuals to enhance their writing, communication and marketing skills for the betterment of both hobbies. It is open to anyone—no matter what interests they hold—and can include writers, photographers, public relations professionals, marketing and social media managers, community managers and more.

“One thing that we feel is always important is for clubs and organizations to promote the hobby every way possible, and this is an opportunity for individuals who write for their club newsletter or who are involved with the marketing of their club to get together with others and develop and share best practices with how to best promote the hobby to existing and new collectors,” said Walsh.

‘COLLECTING 101’

Are you new to the hobby of coin and/or stamp collecting? Or are you one of the “partners” that hangs in the lobby with a book while your significant other or friend is scouring the bourse floor?

Today at 11:30 a.m., two speakers very knowledgeable in collecting coins and stamps will take attendees on a fun “101” journey to better understand why coin and stamp collecting remain the most popular hobbies in the world.

EXHIBITING SEMINAR

Finally, at 1 p.m., the North Toronto Stamp Club, which is hosting its 75th annual exhibition at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, will be giving a presentation on “Exhibiting from the Local Level and Up.”

The NTSC is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, so stop by this special presentation for some tried-and-true exhibiting information accumulated throughout the past eight decades.

POPULAR VENUE

The National Postage Stamp and Coin Show will be held in the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale’s 9,000-square-foot Graydon Hall, which is located on the main floor. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, the hotel is near Highway 401 and Highway 407.

The show is open today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission as well as parking are free.

For more information about the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, which was held this weekend as well as on Sept. 8-9, visit stampandcoinshow.com.

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