CANADA'S LEADING STAMP SHOW DEALER
Born and raised in Niagara wine country, the oldest of 4 children, Roy developed a passion for collecting as a young boy. In his youth, Roy collected bottle caps, sports cards as well as stamps. In 1973, Roy built his hobby into a business when he established Roy’s Stamps. Roy’s specialties include the stamps and postal history of Canada and the British Commonwealth, and he boasts the world’s largest stock of Canadian first-day covers. Roy’s inventory is always stocked with better Canadian mint, used Canadian, along with new and used British Commonwealth. Houtby is a past president of the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association; has organized the Best Western Stamp Show in St. Catharines since 1977; and has served as the bourse chairman of the St. Catharines Stamp Club’s “Cathex” show since 1979. Houtby has also chaired the Ottawa Fall Stamp Fair for the past 16 years and has served as bourse chair for several national events, including Royal 2009, BNAPEX 2015, Royal 2018 and BNAPEX 2019. Houtby is also a member of the American Philatelic Society’s Dealer Advisory Council. Roy is currently “Living The Dream” in his retirement. When not working with stamps, Roy is often found on the golf course, supporting the Buffalo Bills and travelling. Roy is the devoted husband to his wife Linda, and a proud grandpa to nine grandchildren.
GREAT AMERICAN STAMP SHOW
20/08/20 - 23/08/20
75+ dealers, public auction, Cachetmakers Bourse, 800+ frames of exhibits, three of America's rarest postal items, 35+ meetings, seminars and on-the-road courses
Connecticut Convention Centre, Hartford, CT
NATIONAL POSTAGE STAMP & COIN SHOW
12/09/20 - 13/09/20
50+ coin and stamp dealers, two day live auction, seminars, Young Collectors Club sales table and free youth auction, free admission on Sunday, free parking
The Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel, Mississauga ON
BEST WESTERN STAMP SHOW
19/09/20, 24/10/20, 19/12/20
Held five times a year, free admission, free parking and free appraisals. The show is sponsored by dealer Roy’s Stamps, specializing in the stamps and covers of Canada and the British Commonwealth
Best Western Hotel (Niagara Room), St. Catharines, ON.
OTTAWA FALL STAMP FAIR
03/10/20 - 04/10/20
The annual Ottawa Fall Stamp Fair is held at the RA Centre – the same venue as the popular long-running Orapex national exhibition – in the Courtside Room. The show will be open Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with eight national dealers and free admission, free parking and free appraisals.
RA Centre, Ottawa, ON
31/10/20 - 01/11/20
Canpex is a two-day national philatelic exhibition and bourse hosted by the Middlesex Stamp Club. It’s also part of the World Series of Philately. The show will be open Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Hellenic Community Centre, London, ON
20/11/20 - 22/11/20
Chicagopex, the annual show and exhibition of the Chicago Philatelic Society, will be getting a boost in 2020. With the American Philatelic Society no longer involved in AmeriStamp Expo, which was established by the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE) in 1993, this year’s Chicagopex will also host AmeriStamp Expo. The show will accept more than the normal amount of single-frame exhibits and will include the World Series of Philately Single Frame Champion of Champions competition and the Single Frame Team competition, both started by the AAPE in 2006. Other societies convening at Chicagopex 2020 include the Military Postal History Society; American Society of Polar Philatelists; Women Exhibitors; and United Postal Stationery Society.
Westin Chicago Northwest, Chicago, IL