World of numismatics awakens as harbinger ‘National Show’ draws 1,100-plus to Mississauga

More than 1,100 people came through the doors of the Spring 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show on March 23-24. It was a record attendance for the biannual show, the first of which was held in May 2016.

A sure sign of spring’s arrival, the hobby season began to bloom this March as the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show opened its doors in Mississauga.On March 23-24, more than 1,100 show-goers and about 50 dealers returned to Hilton Mississauga’s 9,000-square-foot Graydon Hall for what was the largest gathering since the show began in 2016. Kicking off on only the fourth official day of spring, it saw “good representation from the numismatic and philatelic community” according to Peter Becker, one of the hundreds of collectors probing the bourse throughout the weekend.“In essence, it seemed like a mini-convention without all the pomp and ceremony and major expense,” said Becker, who added he will “look forward to attending the Sept. 7-8 show in the fall.” Continue reading →

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