Arpin Philately, Four Generations of Passionate Stamp Enthusiasts
Arpin’s story began in 1958 with Louis Arpin. He started collecting coins at the age of 13, and in 1958 he fulfilled a childhood dream of starting his own business, dealing in coins. In 1959, Gaston Arpin sold his construction business to join his son Louis in this venture.
In 1969, Louis expanded the business introducing a unique shop at home stamps on approval service, offering his customers to view stamps in the comfort and privacy of their home before paying for them, all based on goodwill and trust. This revolutionary business model enabled rapid growth.
Louis’s wife later joined the company, and so did their son Daniel in 1983. Over the past decades, the company has continued to innovate launching its first website in 1996 and since then has never stopped evolving thanks to Daniel’s son Hugo, the computer geek, who joined the company in 2014, transforming the website into a very sophisticated tool and resource for stamp collectors.
Arpin Philately sets apart from competition by offering a nearly complete listing of all Canadian stamps in any condition, from space fillers to gems.
Today, thousands of collectors enjoy our personalized service and our exceptional advisers. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the field, each adding something unique. Customer experience is the priority!
We hope to chat with you soon!
President, Arpin Philately
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I a member of a stamp club that meets in South Carolina in a gated senior community. There are 6,000 homes here and so far we have 30 plus members. If somebody produced it one of us collect it. I have joined you news letter group and plan to foward your news letter to the group. If you have any type of catologs or collecting aids please foward them to me. What is your discount rate off the Scott prices. If you are in the ball park we could review approvals at our next club meeting. My address is James Peppers Jr., 12 Amaryllis Lane, Bluffton SC 29909.
Hello Dear new friend !
How are you? I hope you are very wel. I am fine.
I am advanced collector & exchanger from sri Lanka & have been collecting for 20 years and will exchange with other for good exchangers.
I hope we can help each other with our collections. I am honest collector and always answer of all letter.
I found your address in the Internet. you do not know me, I am Pastor, working in Christian church in Sri Lanka.
this letter I write you another reasons.
Dear friend we (me & my wife ) have been starting stamps club for children & new stamps collectors in sri lanka since 2002. now I have a 645 members in this club, so all stamps very need my stamps club. can you help me my stamps club with your extra(duplicate) nice stamps, it is very helpful sri lankan children.
I hope you are give me a very great help. thanks for its.
Have a nice day
hope you will reply as soon as possible
D. ASITHA SURENDRA
NO:293/1, VEEDI ROAD,
VELIVERIYA, SRI LANKA.
e-mail :[email protected]
if you unable to help my stamps club please forward this e-mail, you know friends able to help me.
Hi. I have  832a pane of 12 provincial & territorial flags. None of them have the same corner inscription as illustrated in the Unitrade 2006 edition. It shows inscriptions on 2 sides of the 4 different versions shown. Mine have inscriptions on one side only. Anything to this?
This situation about corner inscriptions is common. The ones illustrated in the Unitrade Catalogue we’re issued by the philatelic counter of Canada post for collectors and the ones with only one inscription we’re regular issues sold in post offices.
Could you tell me what “water activated issues” are? Thanks
Water activated issues is the name given to stamps using traditional gums that are water soluble, as opposed to the self-adhesive stamps that has become widespread in recent years.
Please advise if the Harris Canada album is for stamps from both Canada and its provinces or is it just for the provinces?
Harris Canada stamp album is very complete.
It contains spaces for both Canada and its provinces, complete back of book issues and even spaces for booklets and souvenir sheets.
My father has a 1862 5d red brown Newfoundland stamp in good condition which contains a double Stacey Wiseman watermark.
From our calculations there can only be 4 of these stamps in existance – has anyone got a clue as to what value this stamp is worth?
Margaret, I have seen this stamp with a watermark, but never with a double watermark.
I have no idea of its added value, if any.
I have inherited souvenir collection albums of postage stamps for 1984,85 86 and first day covers and first imprints of Canadian stamps for 1987,88,89 and 90. These are in faux-suede albums with sleeves. What is such a collection worth? merci!
Dominique, you can find prices for Canada souvenir collections at this address: https://www.arpinphilately.com/products/stamps/canada_stamps/stamp_collections_souvenir_items/annual_stamp_collections/index.html?Pageno=1
Greetings from South Australia.
I collect Western Zodiac Stamp Issues.
I wish to add the complete set U.M.Canada;
your advice/assistance-Cost, shipping, method of payment
would be most welcome.
J.c.Hinds, Mpount Compass. S.A.
This is Vin Heney writing, communications with Canada Post.
I thought your Stamp Echo Blog might be a good fit for a very special story: On April 5th Canada Post will launch a stamp collection to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, as well as to honour Canada’s ties to the heroic recovery efforts. The stamps are a stunning and accurate depiction of the best-known ship in the world.
Paralleling the release of Titanic 3D, the stamps will be available on April 5th in postal outlets throughout Canada and on our website at: https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collecting/commemorative-stamps/titanic.jsf?execution=e1s1. I have attached the link to the news wire below.
Feel free to email me for more information. I am in the office on Mondays and Fridays. Otherwise, please contact Eugene Knapik ([email protected], 905-214-9414).
I do have some rare collection of stamps .But I dont have a single who should be contacted . It is related with Duke of Edinburgh. Please send me the name of the person to be contacted .
As a boy, I had a lot of penfriends and we use to exchange stamps, First Day covers from Australia, Ceylon and Pakistan, Canada,Great Britain,Monaco and of course, India, from the year 1954 to 1964.Some of them ,in my opinion, very special.Now I am 78 yrs,and want to sell them all.
Also, in collection , there are thousands of used, but unsorted, some mounted and loose.
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