Welcome to the Ottawa Philatelic Society. Established in 1891,

we are Canada's oldest stamp club.



In Loving Memory


Jack Gray


Dec 1927Feb 2017


Long Time member of OPS

President of OPS 2006-2008   


Thought I would pass along a very sad email I received tonight  regarding the passing of our late friend Jack Gray.  Jack moved down to Port Hope in the summer of 2013, so he did not have much time to enjoy the beautiful town of Port Hope.


Our Condolences to his wife and children and their families.


He was a big part of OPS stamp club in so many ways through the years. Including President of OPS 2006-2008

 From his obituary:

"In his spare time, Jack was an avid collector, most notably of books and stamps.  He considered himself a lucky man to have spent a long and happy life doing what he loved. In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a funeral; a few gatherings of friends to raise a toast and share a tale will be organized over the coming months."


To link to his obituary, click here






Thank you to all who has put in their Application for their exhibit for ORAPEX 2017 . We again have a full slate for competitive exhibits from 1-10 frames per exhibit.


For those of you who has a one or two page exhibit, you can still be part of one of the non-competitive club frames : OPS or RA

There will be room for 15 pages per club frame.


OPS members please contact Robert Benoit




Upcoming Events


Ottawa Coin & Stamp Dealers Association

- Monthly Bourse

2nd Sunday of every month.

2017 SHOW Schedule


 9:30 AM - 3 PM


Canada Room, RA Centre

2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa


Free Parking - Free Admission



Happening Now at the OPS...

More information will be added as it becomes available, regarding Exhibit Night, speakers etc, Note also that unless otherwise stated, there will be regular meeting in conjunction with STUDY Group Nights.


Schedule Spring 2017


Note to OPS members for our meeting Thursday March 9

The OPS executive met on March 2 and approved a change in time for our business meetings and Study Groups.  For the period from now through May, our business meeting will start at 7:15 and Study Groups at 7:30. This change is intended to improve the timing of both events. We will review this test run in June to determine if it were a benefit to the club and to the Study Groups.

Schedule Spring 2017

March 23         **EXHIBIT NIGHT

Good way to show a small exhibit , and to get some feed back, 

before you add it to the OPS Club Frame at Orapex


March 30          OXFAM


April 6             SPEAKER

April 13           CANADA STUDY GROUP

April 20           US STUDY GROUP



     MAY 6-7  2017   ORAPEX

(May 5th is setup for exhibitors and dealers)

for more information go to http://orapex.ca/


May 4             CANADA STUDY GROUP

May 11           US STUDY GROUP

May 18              AGM

May 25           CELEBRATION and AWARDS


June 1            OPEN MEETING

June 8            OPEN MEETING

June 15           OPEN MEETING

June 22           OPEN MEETING



June 29th and July & August  2017


No Meetings at the OPS. We will return September 2017





Out of Town Stamp Show

For many shows in and around Ottawa, and the rest of Canada go to the Shows - tab of the navigation bar