There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.
This fine 10c.ship stamp from Newfundland was designed and printed by the American Bank Note Company in Montreal. Released in 1887 it is an accurate description of an Atlantic brigantine. It is symbolic of Newfoundland's seaborne trade and probably represents a ship built at one of the British North American yards. This is typical of the type of private sailing ship, which carried much of the trans-Atlantic mail as private ship-letters, from Newfoundland during the first three decades of the 19th century.
The first stamp Al Gualtieri collected arrived on a letter his father sent home to Italy in 1951 from Canada where he had travelled to find work and a new life for his family. "The first stamp I saw was a Canadian stamp," Gualtieri said at the Sarnia Stamp Club annual show he helped organize Saturday at Sarnia Collegiate Institute. Just two years later, the whole family followed his father to Canada, and Gualtieri began also collecting stamps from letters his grandfather, a retired post office clerk, sent from Italy. He was 11 when that first stamp arrived
This antique map shows Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the West indies in 1844. Postal historians may find this one interesting...
In many ways Newfoundland is a most exciting philatelic area. Some of the classic issues are rarities (many have unfortunately been forged). Later issues frequently have most interesting designs featuring Newfoundland's history, natural surroundings and economic activities.
This attractive stamp showed a Flower Garden. Designed by Heather J. Cooper. Lithography, panes of 50. Printed by Ashton-Pottter limited. Perf.
This interesting post office is situated in Tignish, New Brunswick. Described by one reader as the most attractive post office in Canada! 'We'll let you decide...
This postcard shows the Post Office in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. It was published by Photogelatine Engraving Co.
Map of the provinces and territories of Canada as they were between 1886 and 1889. In 1886, the District of Keewatin's southwestern border was adjusted. In 1889, the disputed area between Manitoba and Ontario was generally granted to Ontario, with some going to the District of Keewatin, and Manitoba getting none. A useful map for collectors of Canada and postal historians...
Canada 2c Large Queen stamp makes record $427,000 at Brigham Auctions 02.03.2014 The 1868 2c Large Queen on laid paper has set a new record for a Canadian stamp. The 1868 2c Large Queen on laid paper, Canada’s rarest postage stamp, has sold at the top of Ron Brigham’s first auction of his vast collection – becoming the most valuable Canadian stamp ever auctioned. The Brigham Collection is among the finest of Canada postage ever assembled.
By Heather Ibbotson, Brantford Expositor Monday, January 6, 2014 8:15:28 EST PM The Brantford Stamp Club, now celebrating 75 years, will hold its annual show and bourse on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodman Community Centre. On hand will be more than a dozen dealers, as well as representatives from Canada Post franchisee Dell Rexall Pharmacy, who will bring a commemorative postmark available for the day. Admission is free. Specially printed memorial postcards depicting a pencil sketch of Brantford's first post office will be available.