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War Tax Stamps:The British Empire’s Effort (1914-1920)

By |April 15th, 2016|

There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.

Ships on Stamps: Newfoundland (1887)

By |February 24th, 2016|

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.

Sarnia Stamp Club Canada

By |October 4th, 2015|

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

Map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & West Indies (1844)

By |July 22nd, 2015|

This antique map shows Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the West indies in 1844. Postal historians may find this one interesting...

Revenue Stamps for Canada: Musgrove Business College (1889)

By |July 12th, 2015|

Post Offices of Canada: Windsor, Ontario (2013)

By |July 12th, 2015|

The Canada Post Office at Sandwich and Mill Streets in Windsor, Ont.

Canada (East) and Newfoundland Map (1935)

By |May 9th, 2015|

Newfoundland Miscellanea

By |April 26th, 2015|

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.

Stamps of Canada: Flower Show (1980)

By |January 21st, 2015|

This attractive stamp showed a Flower Garden. Designed by Heather J. Cooper. Lithography, panes of 50. Printed by Ashton-Pottter limited. Perf.

Post Offices of Canada: Tignish, New Brunswick

By |September 16th, 2014|

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...

Post Offices of Canada: North Battleford, Saskatchewan

By |May 24th, 2014|

This postcard shows the Post Office in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. It was published by Photogelatine Engraving Co.

Post Offices of Canada: Bathurst, New Brunswick

By |April 21st, 2014|

This image shows the former Post office in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Map of Canada (1886-89)

By |April 8th, 2014|

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...

Stamps of Canada: New Record for Canadian Stamp! (2014)

By |March 4th, 2014|

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.

Brantford Stamp Club Celebrates 75 Years (2014)

By |January 7th, 2014|

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.