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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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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Aero Club of Canada stamp & more

Aero Club of Canada stamp & more

I'm back lurking around Vance Auction's  October listings, this time looking at the airmails. Oh and be still my beating heart! The first offerings in Canadian semi-postals knocked my socks off. Now is the time to dig up some extra cash and go wild. What has my pulse...

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Talman auction set for sometime in the fall

John H. Talman stamps will have an auction sometime this fall.  At last. I've been waiting months for the announcement. He's going to keep us waiting for the date, but I expect it'll be sometime the end of Sept.  It's been awhile since his last auction and I'm really...

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