Selected Philatelic Memberships
Patrick Durbano and Durbano Stamps are proud members of the following Philatelic Organizations:
The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is an international organization devoted to the collecting and study of the stamps, markings and postal history of Canada. Also, Patrick is a leading contributor to the BNAPS Perfin Study group’s BNAPS PERFIN CATALOGUE.
This logo is your assurance that Durbano Stamps has exceeded the high standards of the Canadian Stamp Dealers' Association. Patrick Durbano is also a Director on the Executive Board.
The Perfins Club was organized in 1943 and has continued as a specialty society since that time. The club was the pioneer perfins organization, leading to the founding of numerous other perfins groups in the world. The club continues to strive to be the leading perfins society, with a worldwide membership and an array of extensive services available to its members.
The Perfin Society was formed in the UK in 1957 and currently has around 300 members all over the world. The Society welcomes collectors of perfins or other security endorsements of all countries.
The Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada was founded in 1954 and comprises scholars of philately, specializing in a diversity of subjects. The PSSC emphasizes sharing knowledge by means of lectures, publications and competitive exhibiting. Members’ achievements in advanced philately are celebrated with awards and special events. Patrick is the current specialist on Canadian and Worldwide perfins as well as an expert on Canadian OHMS stamps. Click the link to download a PDF copy of his PowerPoint presentation on the 5-Hole OHMS Perfins used by the Ministry of Finance.