Author Archives: Hugo Arpin

About Hugo Arpin

I’m the oldest son of Arpin Philately owner Daniel Arpin. After college I’ve decided to join my family legacy enterprise.

Inverted Jenny Plate Block breaks US Record!

Last month one of the very few infamous inverted Jenny plate block (#Scott C3a) was sold and it set a new US philatelic record. The block sold for more than $4.8 million, becoming the second most expensive stamp in the world,  just after the … Continue reading

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British Guiana 1¢ Magenta Breaks World Record!

Last June 17th, the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta was put on auction at Sotheby’s in New York. This stamp is considered by many to be the world’s rarest. Well, if we look at the British Guiana in terms of monetary … Continue reading

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Arpin Philately is safe from Heartbleed security bug

As soon as the Heartbleed bug was announced in the morning news of April 9th 2014, the servers of were immediately checked. Good news, it turns out that all our servers are totally safe from this threat. All servers of Arpin Philately are … Continue reading

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Brigham Auctions just sold the rarest stamp of Canada!

Last february 22nd Brigham sold their Large Queens collection, which was in all likelihood the most complete collection of its kind. In it was the infamous Scott #32, the green 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper. There is only 3 known … Continue reading

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Canada Stamps Now Available in Year Sets

One of the biggest challenge in philately is to find the stamps to fill your album pages. Practically every albums (Lighthouse, Davo, Unity, etc.) list their stamps by year and they can’t use the Scott classification, because the copyright belongs … Continue reading

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