Looking at an early mail postal scam

Looking at an early mail postal scam

I stumbled across an interesting early mail scam while reading through supplements to the Canada Post Guide. I came across a reference to a scam that seemed to plague the postal system to such an extent, the Postmaster felt obliged to issue a directive: July 1913...

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Suzor-Cote #492i line from knee error

Suzor-Cote #492i line from knee error

Sometimes you can look at a stamp over and over and not spot an error. This happened on the weekend when I posted a set of plate blocks on the Facebook group Stamp Collecting. I've owned a full set of Suzor-Cote's "Return the Harvest" (1969) for at least 10 years now...

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Canada’s last airmail stamp – Canada Geese in Flight

Canada’s last airmail stamp – Canada Geese in Flight

I have a classic airmail for you. Canada’s last airmail stamp, issued 73 years ago on Sept 16, 1946. It was part of the post WW2 issues highlighting various peacetime scenes from around Canada. The set (all released Sept 16) included: 8c Farm Scene of Eastern Canada...

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Scotland’s Experimental Postage Packet

Scotland’s Experimental Postage Packet

I’ve been sorting through random boxes, clearing stuff I’ve been hanging onto for no particular reason. You know the boxes, they go from move to move, apartment to apartment because you can’t bring yourself to make a decision. Nested deep in one of the boxes was a...

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Latest Canadian stamps – celebrating Canadians in Flight

Latest Canadian stamps – celebrating Canadians in Flight

Canada Post’s latest release, Canadians in Flight honours 5 significant Canadians and Canadian creations. This has to be my favourite subjects - Canadian history & pioneer flight.  There are 5 stamps, a booklet, souvenir sheet and 5 covers to in the set. Starting at...

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1937 Australia airmail cover to Austria – C3 & C4

1937 Australia airmail cover to Austria – C3 & C4

Decided to share an early airmail from my collection. It’s a little ratty around the edges, but I love this ’37 Australian airmail cover. The Scotts C3/SG 139 6p Air Mail Service stamp was issued on Nov. 4 1931 and the Scotts C4/ SG 153 1sh6p Mercury and the...

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