On October 17th, 2009, Canada Post will begin issuing a series of stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens. The series of 4 stamps will feature Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau, Guy Lafleur, and a close-up of the retired #9 jersey belonging to «Rocket» Richard.
One of the most practical tools in stamp collecting is the glassine envelope. This handy item is a popular seller and has many uses, especially for storage. We at Arpin Philately cannot sing its praises loudly enough. Glassine envelopes are what we use to store all of our bulk stock. What makes them so ideal?
On September, 14th, 2009, Canada Post began issuing a new stamp designed to heighten awareness concerning mental health issues. In 2007, Canada Post decided to adopt mental health as its cause and established the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. More than $1 million was raised in 2008 by the Foundation.
One of the most common ways of storing stamps is in a stamp album. Brand name albums come with pre-printed pages and stamp illustrations on them which the collector can use as a guide for placing his stamps. What if you don’t want to follow the format of a pre-printed album? What are the best materials to use
What gift do you buy a collector of Canadian stamps? It can be hard sometimes to know exactly which stamps a collector needs without sneaking a peek at his albums, or simply asking him. What if you want your gift to be a surprise? A realistic solution is to buy him an annual collection of Canada stamps, issued on a yearly basis by Canada Post. This is the kind of novelty item that a collector may not always be willing to spend money on himself, but that he would surely be thrilled to receive.
The return of colder weather lets us know that it’s back to school time once again. It’s also back to stamps time! Hopefully we have all had a great summer, full of fun activities and memorable experiences.
The year 2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp program. Stamp collectors know this stamp program from the annual release of a single stamp used by hunters to validate their game bird hunting license. These beautiful stamps began being issued in 1985, and they always depict waterfowl in their habitat.