The Postal service in Canada began under the French regime in 1705 with delivery of mail by courier between Quebec City, Three-Rivers and Montreal. In 1763 it was taken over under the British Crown by Benjamin Franklin and formed part of the North American Postal System.
As most stamp collector already know the Penny Black is the world’s first adhesive postage stamp and was issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on May 1st 1840. Due to its significance this stamps is very popular and following my past article What are the most famous rare and valuable stamps?, I have been receiving a lot of questions about its value. Well let’s try to understand a bit more about this famous stamp and what affects its value.
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 errors are listed. It also includes FDC, blocks and postal stationery. All stamps are still numbered according to the established Scott numbering System.