2020 spring stamp auctions

2020 spring stamp auctions

The pandemic has many of the 2020 spring stamp auctions on hold. The few slated will be online only and no floor bidding.  My favourite Canadian auction houses – Sparks, Vance and Talman's have postponed everything right through May, although they still have single...

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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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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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Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

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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