I have been a philatelist since 1968. My collecting interests include Canada in general, postal history of Tuvalu and the Ellice Islands, and worldwide.
By worldwide, I mean that I am building a one or two page collection of every stamp issuing country or territory that ever existed since 1840, the year of the first stamp. I am very selective on the stamps that I choose, and they are preferably used rather than mint.
I am a member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the British North American Philatelic Society and various affiliates, the American Philatelic Society and the Pacific Islands Study Circle of Great Britain. I reside near Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada.