RPSC Stamp Talk – Canadian Military Mails and Dispatches


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In Defense of the Border – Canadian Military Mails and Dispatches 1628-1885

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When: Jan 10, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Stamp Talks – Jan 10, 2022

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Speaker – David Hobden
His family were relative latecomers to Canada emigrating from Sussex England in 1870, settling Berlin and later Toronto. Born in Blind River Ontario, raised in Oakville and Burlington. Attended Gladys Speers Public School before moving to Burlington and attending Nelson and MM Robinson HS’s. Graduated from Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo 1987, moved to Milton in 1988, where he still resides. Married with three grown children, his Wife Helen teaches with the Halton District School Board.

Canadian History is a consuming passion for David. His principle research area is early Canadian Military History and more recently Mails and Dispatches of the War of 1812. He considers himself fortunate to have lived almost his entire life in Halton County but laments watching our history swallowed up by the tide of progress. David collects and studies the early postal history of Upper Canada, generally from as far back as material and information is available up to the point of drastic social change brought about by Mr. Fords invention!

David has always had an appreciation for our past, and an acknowledgment of what it has cost generations before us to provide us with the Society we have today.