Author Archives: Daniel Arpin

About Daniel Arpin

President and owner of Arpin Philateliy, since 1999.

New 2009 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps

The new 2009 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps is freshly off the press and ready to deliver. This is the ultimate reference for every Canadian stamp collector. It is printed in full color and spiral bound. Most varieties and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Smelly Stamps!

Have you ever owned a scented stamp? Or how about a tasty one? Gaining in popularity worldwide are scented stamps. Many of these novelty stamps have been issued since 1999, but back in 1973 the innovative nation of Bhutan got … Continue reading

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XII Summit of «La Francophonie» Commemorative Stamp

Canada Post has commemorated this year’s summit of «La Francophonie» being held in Quebec City with a special stamp issued on October 15th. It is richly coloured and features a picture of Quebec City with the name of each of … Continue reading

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Unusual stamps from Bhutan!

  Bhutan Talking stamps. Can be played on a redord player! Some stamps of the world are not taken seriously by some collectors, but they can still be fascinating due to their design and composition. Examples of this are the fascinating … Continue reading

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What is «National Stamp Collecting Month» ?

Youth Sports issued by Canada post in 2005 to commemorate National stamp collecting month Have you ever heard of «National Stamp Collecting Month»? Starting in 1981, October has been the month set aside to celebrate and introduce people to one … Continue reading

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Collectors crave for Olympic stamps

Of all the topical themes of philately, it would seem that none is more popular than the Olympics. Starting in 1896, with the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Olympic stamps were issued to mark the event. … Continue reading

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To hinge or not to hinge…

Many stamp enthusiasts may wonder whether or not it is better to use a hinge to mount a stamp in their album or not. Hopefully this article will be useful in helping you make the right decision.

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A Philatelic Murder Mystery

For many, collecting stamps is an interesting and creative hobby. History records however, that a passion for stamps has overcome certain individuals’ reason and self-control. One notable example is the stunning murder of Gaston Leroux in Paris, France back in … Continue reading

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Ferrary – His Legendary Collection!

The most complete stamp collection ever assembled was done so by Philip Ferrary de La Renotière. He was born in 1850 in the Hôtel Matignon in Paris, France. He was born into the aristocracy, his father and mother being a … Continue reading

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Canada Post and the Inverted Lighthouse Stamp

In 1907, the lighthouse at Pachena Point in British Columbia was constructed, and first lit in 1909. It was built after a ship, the Valencia, shipwrecked on its shores. The wreck was one of the worst in maritime history, and … Continue reading

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