On Febrary 2nd, 2009, Canada Post began issuing a stamp commemorating the life and times of Rosemary Brown. Perhaps not as well known as Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman, Ms. Brown certainly deserves her place beside them as not only a woman of accomplishment, but a pioneer who fought against sexism and racism in her adopted country of Canada.
On February 2nd, 2009, Canada Post began issuing a stamp commemorating Abraham D. Shadd (1801-1882). Mr. Shadd was born in the USA, but moved to Canada in 1851 from Pennsylvania. In his native America he had been an instrumental leader in the fight for civil rights for African Americans, and he opposed the colonization of Africa.
Arpin Philately is proud to announce the launch of its brand new US Stamps section! Now when you are looking for United States stamps, all you have to do is log onto our website for the ultimate browsing experience.
We have sorted our USA stamps according to their Scott number and divided them into categories according to their emission date and also listed back of the book subcategories (such as air mail, offices in China, officials, parcel post, postage due, postal stationery, registration stamp, special delivery and special handling).
This year, on January 12th, 2009 Canada Post began issuing a new stamp portraying Queen Elizabeth II. Royal faces have often been a common stamp subject, and this PERMANENT-rate stamp continues in this long tradition. When stamps were first issued by Great Britain, a royal face had to grace its front. In fact, from 1840-1900, the only illustration allowed on a British stamp was the profile of Queen Victoria!
In 2010 Vancouver will be hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. On January 12th, 2009 Canada Post began issuing a series of stamps commemorating the event. The series features various Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and also the choice of mascots for the event.
Obviously, a major attraction of stamp collecting is the investment potential. One of the rarest and most valued errors in philately is the «invert error». What is an invert error and what are these stamps worth?
With the advent of winter comes ideas of reorganizing stamp albums, and to help you along in this venture we are happy to announce the arrival of our 2008 CWS Canada stamp album supplements. Effective immediately, you can order your 2008 Unity-English, Dominion-English, Parliament, and Tradition/Constitution supplements. Also, Uni-French and Dominion-French. With a price range of $8.50-$27.50, there’s something for every budget!! Coming soon: the 2008 Canada stamps!