The 2010 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps is fresh off the press and ready for you to order! A must for every serious collector, this catalogue is the ultimate reference for Canadian stamps issued from 1851-present. It is illustrated in full colour on glossy paper and lists most stamp varieties and errors, as well as all the provinces, first day covers, blocks and postal stationery. In addition, it features the established Scott numbering system used throughout the philatelic world.
One of the most difficult aspects of stamp collecting can be identifying your stamps. There are various points which make a stamp different from the next: perforation measure, actual stamp size, colour, paper, fluorescence, and special markings such as watermarks. There is also the problem of identifying world stamps correctly since the inscription is often in another language. We hope to demystify the process in this article.
On October 19th, 2009, Canada Post will begin issuing a stamp in remembrance of fallen soldiers. Featuring a single poppy and details from the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the stamp reminds us of the famous poem In Flanders Fields written by Doctor John McCrae during WWI, while serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. November 11th, also known as Poppy Day or Remembrance Day, commemorates the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the armistice was signed and WWI officially ended.