Ukrainian Collectibles Society(Toronto)

UCST-taras-shevchenkoThe Ukrainian Collectibles Society (Toronto) is hosting a philatelic, numismatic and collectibles exhibition on Sunday June 8, 2014 at the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Community Centre, 482 Horner Ave, Toronto. Exhibition hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show promises to be one of the most exciting ever featuring outstanding Ukrainian philatelic material including exhibits commemorating the 200 anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko. As well, there will be exhibits of bank notes, coins, medals, post cards and autographs.

At the show, a “personalized” Canada Post stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko will be available. The stamp design features a portrait of the Ukrainian bard by Windsor artist John Jaciw. Mr. Jaciw is a renowned medal and coin designer having won domestic and international competitions for coins, tokens and medals.

The Taras Shevchenko stamps may be used for mailing in Canada or retained as a souvenir. Limited edition first day covers with a complimentary design will also be available. A special Canada Post cancel will be available during the show.

World renowned bandurist Victor Mishalow will perform works to celebrate the genius of Taras Shevchenko at 3:00 p.m.

For more information write to ucst@upns.org