Monthly Archives: April 2009

Review of the best United States stamp albums

With so many U.S. stamp albums on the market, it can be difficult sometimes to know what to buy. We hope our review of four specific albums will make your shopping experience easier. At Aprin Philately we sell what we consider to … Continue reading

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Stamps and climate change

On April 9th, 2009 Canada Post began issuing a series of stamps designed to increase public awareness of the effects of climate change and global warming. The two stamps depict a polar bear and an Arctic tern, both native to … Continue reading

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Stamps and astronomy

On April 2nd, 2009 Canada Post began issuing a set of stamps honouring the International Year of Astronomy. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects. It is an ancient study, with early peoples observing the heavens and the constellations with the naked eye. … Continue reading

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Review of the best Canadian stamp albums to buy

One of the most attractive ways to store a stamp collection is in a stamp album, such as the Tradition Canada album at left. There are many on the market however. How can you know which one is the best value … Continue reading

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Learning about the Diamond Jubilee Canada stamps

One of the interesting aspects of stamp collecting is learning the history behind a particular issue. On June 22, 1897, the British Empire celebrated Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (Queen Victoria ruled for 64 years, from her ascension in 1837 until … Continue reading

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Honoring a Canadian artist – Jack Bush

Who is Jack Bush? On March 20, 2009, Canada Post began issuing a commemorative stamp honoring this famous Canadian painter. Born in Toronto, Jack Bush (1909-1977) was an abstract painter and a member of Painters Eleven, a group dedicated to … Continue reading

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A stamp for a rhododendron

One of the most popular topicals is flowers, and continuing in its yearly custom of commemorating a flower, this year Canada Post has begun issuing a commemorative of the rhododendron on March 13th, 2009. The rhododendron (from the Greek «rose, … Continue reading

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