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Early Belgian Auxiliary Markings and Labels – Gregg Redner

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Dr. Gregg Redner is the President of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and is also on the Board of The Auxiliary Markings Club and Sports Philatelists International. He is a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.

Gregg is the Director of Music at Metropolitan United Church in London, Ontario, Canada, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Originally from NYC, Gregg holds three degrees from the Juilliard School in organ and harpsichord and a PhD in Modern Languages from Exeter University in the UK. His teachers have included Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions.

A lifelong stamp collector, Gregg began collecting stamps at the age of eight, focusing on the U.S. He became interested in the stamps of Canada in his teens, including the early issues of Newfoundland. For the past twenty-five years Gregg has concentrated on the stamp issues of Belgium with a focus on the 1919-1921 issues, Belgian pre-philatelic postal history and early Belgian auxiliary markings and labels. Gregg’s article on ‘Port-Payé markings on pre-philatelic Belgian mail’, was the winner of the first Tony Wawrukiewicz Award (2023), which is presented annually for the best article of the year by The Auxiliary Markings Club. Gregg is a member of the RPSC, APS, RPSL, AAPE, The Auxiliary Markings Club, The Belgian Philatelic Study Circle, and Sports Philatelists International.

He has exhibited at the National and International level and his one-frame exhibit on ‘Port Payé markings on pre-philatelic Belgian mail’, was awarded the Single Frame Grand at the 2023 Edmonton Spring Stamp Show.

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February 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm