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FAQ: What is my stamp worth?

The question we get asked the most at Arpin Philately is: What is my stamp worth? Here is a short checklist to help you get going. 1) Begin by auto-evaluating your stamp’s worth. To do this you will need a … Continue reading

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Kids Corner: What country is my stamp from?

There are many different languages spoken around the world. Often, each country has its own language and alphabet. That can make it hard to know which country your stamp is from. Here is an alphabetical list of some of the … Continue reading

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Kids Corner: DIY stamp collecting starter kit for kids

Let’s get kids hooked on stamps! In this day and age there are a lot of entertainment options for kids–video games, sports, TV etc. How about collecting stamps? Not only is it fun, but they can learn a lot about … Continue reading

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Kids Corner: Learning about postage stamps!

So you want to collect stamps? Get ready for lots of fun! Stamps can be pretty to look at, but they can also help you learn about different countries, music, animals, art and a whole bunch of other things. What … Continue reading

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New to Arpin Philately: Kids Corner!

We’re happy to announce a new feature of our blog at Arpin Philately–Kids Corner! We’ve developed this new category to help you get kids interested in stamps. It features an information guide for adults on how to build a custom-made … Continue reading

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FAQ-What is a die-cut to shape stamp?

In a previous article we already discussed what a die-cut stamp is (see article: FAQ-What is a die-cut stamp?). Many of you have noticed when shopping for your Quarterly Packs that some stamps are described as «die-cut to shape from … Continue reading

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FAQ-What is a die-cut stamp?

Modern printing has had a huge impact on stamp production and philately. Experienced collectors and philatelists are now finding themselves having to learn new philatelic terms and definitions. For example, many new stamps are die-cut. What does that mean? Simply … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Lighthouse Hingeless Canada stamp album

So you want to take good care of your precious stamp collection and ensure that it stays in top notch condition for a long time? Without a doubt, the best storage solution is a stamp album. With all the options … Continue reading

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UPDATE: How to remove self-adhesive stamps from a paper backing?

Canada Post is issuing more and more self-adhesive stamps and a lot of you have asked how to remove them from a paper backing (such as an envelope). A previous article discussed how to do this using Bestine, a chemical … Continue reading

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FAQ-How to care for your stamps properly?

Now that you have spent good time and money on your stamp collection, you want to take care of it! What are some of the things you should never do a stamp? Some of these points may seem basic to … Continue reading

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