The Canadian Aerophilatelic Society

The CAS provides a forum for the exchange of information among Canadians who are interested in any aspect of world-wide aerophilately, and for collectors from around the world who are interested in Canadian aerophilately. This is mainly achieved through our newsletter, The Canadian Aerophilatelist, which is published quarterly. If you would like a sample copy of the newsletter, please click here.




(Last revised February, 2020)

Website maintained by Steve Johnson

It was with deep regret that I must inform the membership of the passing of our dear friend and past president, Richard K. "Dick" Malott. Dick was a friend and mentor to many in the philatelic community and promoted Canadian airmail whenever he had the chance.

The CAS has produced this PDF file which highlights Dick's many accomplishments.

"Per Ardua Ad Astra" (Through Adversity to the Stars). May you rest in eternal peace.

Dick Malott Biography

Our 100th Anniversary Issue

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New Article

Chris Hargreaves Article on the 5 cent, 1928 Airmail Rate

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New Article

Katherine Stinson's Flights in Canada

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New Article

FIP's proposed new Aerophilatelic guidelines

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Canadian First Flight Covers

A Brief History of Canadian Air Mail Flights

Newfoundland Air Mails

Routes and Rates

Modern Day Covers

CAS Library

Future CAS Meetings

ORAPEX 2020, Ottawa, Ontario, May 2-3, 2020.


- the CAS AGM is held during ORAPEX, which is a National Level show, held at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. ORAPEX is part of the "World Series of Philately", and features some 40 dealers and 150 frames of exhibits. There is free admission and parking.
ORAPEX is held on the first weekend of May each year: May 4th and 5th 2019
For more information see -

National level exhibition featuring 40 dealers and 150 frames of exhibits. For further information see

TORONTO DAY OF AEROPHILATELY - Sunday November 1st, 2020.

This annual event is held at the Vincent Greene Foundation, 10 Summerhill Avenue, Toronto, which is close to Summerhill subway station. - The day includes displays, trading, lunch at a nearby restaurant, and lots of excellent conversation.
It is held on the first Sunday of November each year, from 11.15 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Sunday November 4th 2018
Sunday November 3rd 2019
For more information contact Dick McIntosh:

Online Reference Material

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Index to THE CANADIAN AEROPHILATELIST and Back Issue service.

PDF files of many of the Back Issues can be downloaded for easy viewing.

*updated February 2020
To date: Back Issues #1-112 can be downloaded for viewing.

The index has been updated to Issue #121.

An excellent resource that will be continually updated

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Member Exhibits

Murray Heifetz

The "Boxed" Air Mail Hand Stamp Revisited.

Chris Hargreaves Article on the St. Lawrence Air Mail Service

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Murray Heifetz

The 1928 Postal Airplane Cachet

Chris Hargreaves

October 2017 update

Update on the D.w. covers

Gord Mallett

Updated April, 2019

Early Canadian Air Mail

Aerophilatelic Links

Sources For More information

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The society also provides a number of other services, including:

a question-and-answer service for mystery air mail stamps and covers;

a small library that can be searched for information on particular topics;

a "sales department", with a variety of covers for sale;

discount prices on many CAS and AAMS publications;

representation of Canadian aerophilatelists at national and international levels.

Membership Costs

Email Memberships:
1 year- $15.00 Canadian or US $12.00 or 10 GB pounds or 11 Euros- anywhere in the world
2 years- $25.00 Canadian or US $20.00 or 16 GB pounds or 18 Euros, anywhere in the world.

Paper copy via letterpost:
1 year- $25.00 CDN in Canada, $30.00 CDN in USA (or $23.00 US), $35.00 CDN for members Overseas (or $37.00 US, or $25.00 Euros or $22 Pounds Sterling)
2 year- $45.00 CDN in Canada, $55.00 CDN in USA (or $43.00 US), $65.00 CDN for members Overseas (or $62.00 US, or $47.00 Euros or $40 Pounds Sterling)

Payable to: The Canadian Aerophilatelic Society- Dues can be paid by cheque in Canadian, US, Euros, or Sterling, or by PAYPAL in Canadian funds to

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Steve Johnson


Vice President:

Tony Hine



Brian Wolfenden


Western Chapter Representative:

Denny May


Members at Large:

David Crotty
Sandra Freeman email:
Walter Herdzik email:
Neil Hunter email:
Gord Mallett email:

Past Presidents:

Chris Hargreaves


Major (Ret) R. K. "Dick" Malott

MSc , BA (Hon Hist), CD, FRPSC, FRPSL, AHF


CAS Webmaster:

Steve Johnson


Editor- The Air Mails of Canada and NewFoundland

Chris Hargreaves

The Canadian Aerophilatelist

Editor: Chris Hargreaves

Layout Editor: Paul Balcaen

Columnist “Semi-Official Notes”:Tom Reyman

Index to the Canadian Aerophilatelist

Gord Mallett

For all CAS Members

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