Monthly Archives: September 2009

100th anniversary of Montreal Canadiens commemorative stamps

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 … Continue reading

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Glassine envelopes and stamp collecting

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 … Continue reading

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2009 Canadian mental health stamp

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. … Continue reading

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How to build a custom made stamp album

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 … Continue reading

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Canada annual stamp collections make a great gift!

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 … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year-back to stamps!

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.

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Protect Canadian wildlife habitats with conservation stamps

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 … Continue reading

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