How to remove self-adhesive stamps from a paper backing?

Hot off the press!
Hot off the press!

This article has been updated, with a solvent free solution. Please check this new post: UPDATE: How to remove self-adhesive stamps from a paper backing?

 

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to remove a self-adhesive stamp from an envelope or paper backing. Soaking it in water simply isn’t a consideration, as many of you already know. A little bit or research on the internet turned up this fool-proof method.

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New 2011 Canada flag stamps

Canadian flag souvenir sheet
Canadian flag souvenir sheet

On January 17th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of five P-rate stamps featuring the Canada flag in conspicuous and inconspicuous places.

The stamps feature the flag on the shoulder of a Canadian Forces member, on a hot-air balloon, on the shoulder of a Search and Rescue expert, on the Canadarm and a backpack.

The purpose of this series is to encourage Canadian patriotic pride. The framing of each stamp features a large «O», recalling the opening line of the Canadian national anthem, «O Canada».

New 2011 Canada baby wildlife stamps

2011 Baby wildlife souvenir sheet
2011 Baby wildlife souvenir sheet

On January 17th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of definitive rate stamps featuring baby wildlife.

Animals and wildlife are one of the most popular topics for collectors and these new stamps will not disappoint. Cute and cuddly, fuzzy and fluffy, these stamps just make you want to reach out and snuggle their subjects!

The four stamps feature the following wildlife: two Arctic hare leverets, a red fox, two baby Canada geese and a baby polar bear cub. Awwww!!!!

New 2011 Canada stamp marking the Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit 2011 Souvenir Sheet
Year of the Rabbit 2011 Souvenir Sheet

Along with the New Year comes Canada Post’s new stamp program.

Year of the Rabbit single stamp
Year of the Rabbit single stamp

 On the 7th of January, 2011, a new Canada stamp marking the Chinese Lunar New Year began being issued. This is the Year of the Rabbit and both stamp and souvenir sheet feature playful white rabbits bounding across a vibrant red background. Always colourful, the design on this year’s Chinese New Year stamps, inspired by Chinese embroidery designs, will be sure to please once more.