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Volume 40#01 May 5 – May 18, 2015, 2015

Disingenuous stamps (counterfeits, forgeries and fakes – oh my!)

It’s considered one of the most challenging aspects of philately, and with copious amounts of forged, faked, and counterfeit material on the market today, it’s vital for collectors to understand what they’re dealing with. As usual, the first step is knowledge. Luckily for collectors, the hobby is filled with knowledgeable people who are more than willing to help. Continue reading →

Queen Victoria stamps: The genuine 1870 Queen Victoria 4.5d stamp, left, (Scott 10) was engraved, making the Queen’s image appear sharper. The forged stamp, right, is a poor lithograph version of the portrait, causing the image to appear fuzzy.

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‘Dinos of Canada’ reborn on new stamps

Canada Post is pushing the boundaries of stamp design with a new 3D-like layout that brings to life five pre-historic animals that previously called Canada home.

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How Canada’s privacy laws affect modern postal history

Around the turn of the century – amid the rapid technological advancements of the Information Age and the increasing ease at which this information could be accessed ...

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Canada Post says Love Your Pet

With some 10 million cats, 5.5 million dogs and scores of rodents, reptiles, birds and fish, more than half of Canadian households include pets.

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