This October, the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area for its third showing since 2015, when Trajan Media took the reigns of what was then known as the National Postage Stamp Show. Nearly 1,000 collectors attended the two-day show on Oct. 28-29, and they were greeted by a familiar 9,000-square-foot bourse located in the Hilton Mississauga’s Graydon Hall, which has been the show’s home base since last spring. “When you looked out the door Saturday morning, there was a lineup of people as far as you could see,” said dealer Nick Cowan, owner of The Coin Collector, who added this year’s bourse layout was a noticeable improvement upon last year’s shows. “The venue is good; it’s bright, and it doesn’t give that dismal feel.” Cowan said it was a “great weekend” for business and added he will return “without fail” for the spring show in April 2018. “When people walked in the front door, they were upbeat. They’re not nervous,” he said. “We started off well on Saturday, and it just kept going. It was definitely well-advertised.” Another dealer, Gary Miller, agreed the show was busy with many new faces among the big crowd. Continue reading →
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