More than 10,000 Canada Stamp Booklets now available!

Canada Stamp Booklet
Canada Stamp Booklet

It is with great pleasure that we wish to inform you of our
wide selection of Canadian stamp booklets we just
made available on our website. For the last 12 months, we have deployed many efforts to list more than 10,000 items on our website.

To share this event with you, we have reduced the prices of all these booklets for the entire month of February 2016.

Thank you for sharing with us this passion and pleasure to serve you,

Brand New Website – Lots of new features

Our new website
Our new website

We’ve been working hard lately and we now have a fully operational new website interface. Apart from the new colors, the website uses basically the same easy to use navigation as before, but we’ve added lots of additional features to polish things even more.

 

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2009 Canada Remembrance Day stamp

2009 Remembrance Day stamp
2009 Remembrance Day stamp

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.

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The Penny Black, how to determine its value

1840 Penny Black
1840 Penny Black

As most stamp collector already know the Penny Black is the world’s first adhesive postage stamp and was issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on May 1st 1840. Due to its significance this stamps is very popular and following my past article What are the most famous rare and valuable stamps?, I have been receiving a lot of questions about its value. Well let’s try to understand a bit more about this famous stamp and what affects its value.

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XII Summit of «La Francophonie» Commemorative Stamp

XII Summit of «La Francophonie» Commemorative StampCanada Post has commemorated this year’s summit of «La Francophonie» being held in Quebec City with a special stamp issued on October 15th. It is richly coloured and features a picture of Quebec City with the name of each of the participating members of the summit listed across the top. With the issuing of this stamp we are reminded of Canada’s role in founding the society in 1970.

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Unusual stamps from Bhutan!

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Bhutan Talking stamps. Can be played on a redord player!

Some stamps of the world are not taken seriously by some collectors, but they can still be fascinating due to their design and composition. Examples of this are the fascinating stamps of the small nation of Bhutan. Bhutan is a land-locked nation in the Himalayas. Its citizens call it «land of thunder dragon», and visitors have referred to it as the «last Shangri-La», a testament to its natural beauty. Due to its isolation, it is a country that has struggled to develop and improve its quality of life, and stamps have played a large role in this.

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What is «National Stamp Collecting Month» ?

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Youth Sports issued by Canada post in 2005 to commemorate National stamp collecting month

Have you ever heard of «National Stamp Collecting Month»? Starting in 1981, October has been the month set aside to celebrate and introduce people to one of he most popular hobbies on our planet-stamp collecting! In fact, in order to attract as many people as possible, especially youngsters, special stamps are often issued for the event (most often pictorials). Past issues around the world have commemorated space, and other themes. We still have to wait and see what, if any, special issues will come out for 2008.

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