Category Archives: Stamps

Learn more about certain stamps and the sometime very fascinating story behind some stamp issue.

5 Ways to Use Affordable Vintage Postage Stamps to Transform Letters & Invitations

As a long-time stamp collector I have been asked some funny questions over the years such as “does Rite Aid sell stamps?” or “where can I buy stamps?” which has nothing to do with stamp collecting whatsoever. Recently however one … Continue reading

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The Stamp Collecting Explosion in China and Its Effect on Prices Around the World

Stamp collecting has been around for a long time. The first known stamp collector is recorded as early as 1774 in Ireland. The concept began to catch on over the next century, spreading through Britain, the United States and the … Continue reading

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British Guiana 1¢ Magenta Breaks World Record!

Last June 17th, the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta was put on auction at Sotheby’s in New York. This stamp is considered by many to be the world’s rarest. Well, if we look at the British Guiana in terms of monetary … Continue reading

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Top 5 most valuable single stamps in the world

It seems that one of the most interesting subjects in the world of philately is the value of rare stamps. Many articles have been written on the subject, including one by our own company president in 2007, entitled, What are … Continue reading

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Famous Canadian women on stamps Part Three: 2001-2011

Many prominent Canadian women are featured on Canada stamps. They have been so honored due to their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to society as well as to their hard work on behalf of the advancement of women’s rights. This is … Continue reading

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Famous Canadian women on stamps Part 2:1993-2000

Many prominent Canadian women are featured on Canada stamps. They have been so honored due to their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to society as well as to their hard work on behalf of the advancement of women’s rights. This is … Continue reading

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Famous Canadian women on stamps Part One:1961-1992

Women have been appearing on Canadian stamps since June 1851 when a 12-pence black stamp was issued featuring reigning monarch Queen Victoria. This is only normal since reigning monarchs have always been front and center on any country’s postal issues. … Continue reading

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Canada’s three-pence beaver stamp-a little jewel!

Many stamp collectors agree that Canada stamps are some of the most beautiful to collect. Many stamps are popular either due to their design or because of their rarity. Canada’s first postage stamp falls under both categories.

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What was the Stamp Act of 1765?

The Stamp Act of 1765 was one of the defining moments in the history of North America and the history of stamps. The history of these stamps goes back further than that of postage stamps in the United States. The … Continue reading

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Newfoundland stamp stories!

Before joining the Dominion of Canada in 1949, the province of Newfoundland issued its own stamps. Of all the provinces, Newfoundland was by far the most prolific stamp issuer. In total, over 300 different stamps were issued from 1857-1947, including … Continue reading

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