FAQ: What are the basics of stamp collecting? Understanding what kind of a stamp you have.

Understanding the stamp ABC's**
Understanding the stamp ABC’s**

Welcome to the fascinating world of stamp collecting. Everyone has different reason for collecting, some enjoy collecting according to specific themes, others to learn about history, others still as an investment. Whatever your reasons, starting a new hobby can be a little intimidating at first and you may feel you need help getting to know your way around. That is why Arpin Philately has decided to post a series of articles helping you to understand the basics of stamp collecting-the stamp ABC’s!

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New 2011 Canada stamp commemorates International Year of Chemistry

2011 International Year of Chemistry stamp
2011 International Year of Chemistry stamp

On October 3rd, 2011, Canada Post issued a new stamp commemorating the International Year of Chemistry. The opening ceremonies of the IYC took place in Paris, France in January and events continue until the end of 2011. According to the committee, the purpose is to increase the public’s appreciation of chemistry and how it has shaped our lives.

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