100th anniversary of Montreal Canadiens commemorative stamps

Maurice Richard's #9 jersey
Maurice Richard's #9 jersey
100th anniversay Montreal Canadiens
100th anniversay Montreal Canadiens

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.

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Glassine envelopes and stamp collecting

Glassine envelopes-various sizes
Glassine envelopes-various sizes

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?

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Canada annual stamp collections make a great gift!

annual collections
Canada annual stamp collections

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.

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Protect Canadian wildlife habitats with conservation stamps

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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.

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