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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I’m not sure if Canada Post will have a new bee stamp for International Bee Day for May 20th, but they issued a couple of interesting ones last year.   These two stylized permanent stamps (forever stamps) were released May 1st 2018 and they’re kind of cool. Designed...

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Oh what a beauty – Chalon head vignette for auction

Oh what a beauty – Chalon head vignette for auction

Collectors of early Canadian (and British colonies) will recognise the phrase “Chalon head”. There is only one - the famous Queen Victoria Chalon depicting a very young QV. Vance Auctions has an intriguing ephemera offering in next week’s sale (Jan 30, 2019) : 7909 -...

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