Category Archives: Errors & Varieties

Discover more about the very rare or wanted varieties in philately.

How to tell Canada’s three-pence beaver stamps apart

Some of the most beautiful and valuable Canada stamps are the three-pence beavers, Scott #1, #4, #12 and #15 (

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Identifying your stamps

One of the most difficult aspects of stamp collecting can be identifying your stamps. There are various points which make a stamp different from the next: perforation measure, actual stamp size, colour, paper, fluorescence, and special markings such as watermarks. … Continue reading

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Invert error – A cash cow if you have one!

Obviously, a major attraction of stamp collecting is the investment potential. One of the rarest and most valued errors in philately is the «invert error». What is an invert error and what are these stamps worth?

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