The Little History of Arpin Philately

Arpin Philately began as a family venture. In 1959, Gaston Arpin sold his construction business to join his son Louis in his numismatic ventures. Louis had been interested in collecting coins since the age of 13, and in 1958 had fulfilled a childhood dream of starting his own business, dealing in numismatic products. The company expanded even more in the late ’60s when the decision was made to become a full-time stamp dealer. Louis’s wife later joined the company, and in 1983, so did their son Daniel. Over the past decades, the company has continued to innovate, and now serves thousands of stamp collectors through their unique shop at home stamp on approval service. The company now counts eight full-time employees with over 100 years of combined experience in the field, each adding something special to the company.

Cordial personalized customer service is our main goal.

Welcome in the family!

16 Responses to About

  1. James T Peppers Jr says:

    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.

  2. asitha surendra says:

    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
    best regards
    NO:293/1, VEEDI ROAD,

    e-mail :[email protected]
    if you unable to help my stamps club please forward this e-mail, you know friends able to help me.

  3. Tim says:

    Hi. I have [3] 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?


  4. Daniel Arpin says:


    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.

  5. Sharon says:

    Could you tell me what “water activated issues” are? Thanks

  6. Daniel Arpin says:

    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.

  7. Peter S. GOVAN says:

    Please advise if the Harris Canada album is for stamps from both Canada and its provinces or is it just for the provinces?

    Peter GOVAN

  8. Daniel Arpin says:


    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.

  9. Margaret Woodman says:

    Hi everyone
    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?

  10. Daniel Arpin says:

    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.

  11. Dominique Charron says:

    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!

  12. 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.

  13. Vin Heney says:


    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: http://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).




  14. apara Giri says:

    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 .

  15. 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.
    Please guide.
    Gajinder Thukral

    email: [email protected]

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