The Penny Black is for sale at Arpin Philately! How would you like to own the very first postage stamp ever printed? Now you can own your very own piece of history! Arpin Philately is very happy to possess 2 different Penny Black stamps in inventory right now!! While not necessarily one of the most expensive stamps in the world, it certainly is one of the most famous. After all, it’s what started the modern post system as we know it today.
Reviews and comparaisons of certain popular items offered on our website.
A stamp catalogue is a necessity!
There are many useful and necessary tools for stamp collectors, whether they be new to the hobby or more experienced. Just think of stamp tongs, mounts, hinges, stamp pages and albums. In my humble opinion, there is another absolutely necessary accessory to your stamp collecting pastime-a stamp catalogue. And I’m NOT just saying that to sell catalogues!
Stamps Surprise Lot Makes a Great Gift
Never know what to get the stamp collector in your family! Well, what if you make the gift of a Canada Stamps Surprise Lot?! After all, every stamp collector enjoys a bit of mystery and that’s exactly what you get with a Surprise Lot. It’s also a great way to introduce budding new collectors to the hobby.
REVIEW: The Lighthouse Hingeless Canada stamp album
So you want to take good care of your precious stamp collection and ensure that it stays in top notch condition for a long time? Without a doubt, the best storage solution is a stamp album. With all the options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one to get. For the serious collector of Canada stamps, Arpin Philately recommends the Lighthouse Hingeless Canada stamp album–a stamp album fit for the Queen herself!!
Stamp album slipcases – luxury or necessity?
I guess you could say that slipcases are a «necessary luxury». Does that make any sense? Actually, I do believe that slipcases are a worthwhile investment. After all, they are made to protect your stamp album binders and after all that you’ve spent on them, it only makes sense to keep them in pristine condition for as long as possible.
So why are slipcases practical? Consider the following reasons:
Review of the Davo hingeless Canada stamp album
In a previous article (To hinge or not to hinge), we discussed the merits of stamp hinges versus stamp mounts. All collectors know that stamp hinges can be an inexpensive way of mounting used stamps on an album page. But never, never use them for mint never hinged stamps!
Glassine envelopes and stamp collecting
One of the most practical tools in stamp collecting is the glassine envelope. This handy item is a popular seller and has many uses, especially for storage. We at Arpin Philately cannot sing its praises loudly enough. Glassine envelopes are what we use to store all of our bulk stock. What makes them so ideal?
How to build a custom made stamp album
One of the most common ways of storing stamps is in a stamp album. Brand name albums come with pre-printed pages and stamp illustrations on them which the collector can use as a guide for placing his stamps. What if you don’t want to follow the format of a pre-printed album? What are the best materials to use
Canada annual stamp collections make a great gift!
What gift do you buy a collector of Canadian stamps? It can be hard sometimes to know exactly which stamps a collector needs without sneaking a peek at his albums, or simply asking him. What if you want your gift to be a surprise? A realistic solution is to buy him an annual collection of Canada stamps, issued on a yearly basis by Canada Post. This is the kind of novelty item that a collector may not always be willing to spend money on himself, but that he would surely be thrilled to receive.
Review of the best World stamp albums for your money
Recommending a world stamp album can be tricky business. Why? Generally a collector looks for the most complete album possible. For obvious reasons, a fully complete World stamp album is almost impossible to find given the number of nations issuing stamps now. Another issue is cost.