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Volume 39#11 Sep 23 – Oct 6, 2014, 2014

Two collections to go on the block in October sale

Eastern Auctions has two collections heavy on postal history coming up in the Oct. 16, sale, the Harvey Poole collection of Canada and British North America, and the Jack Wallace Collection of British Columbia and Vancouver. The Poole collection, first started in the 1950s, has expanded for several decades. As with his Newfoundland collection, sold in 2008, the auction is strong in essays, proofs and imperfs. The collection offers a large selection of presentation booklets. The booklets, produced for government and postal officials include a rare Jubilee booklet, and issues from the 1920s through to the 1950s. The essay section is virtually complete, with only some colour variations missing, as well as many stamps never issued. Lot 39 is a block essay of six two-cent Queen Victoria, printed by Canadian Bank Note in green on thin Japanese paper showing the running horse overprint and sample handstamp. Previously in the Vincent G. Greene collection, it is estimated at $2,000 plus. Continue reading →

An 1871 letter mailed to Scotland from Victoria. The cover has a five-cent overprint on a British Columbia three-pence stamp, to pay for mail leaving the colony, but was carried express by Wells Fargo to the U.S. and then delivered from there. It has a cancelled six-cent U.S. rate to pay for delivery to the U.K.

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Increased revenue from this year’s higher stamp prices has helped Canada Post earn a before tax profit of $53 million in the second quarter of the year.
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Charlottetown, RMR, featured on commemorative envelopes

Canada Post has expanded its continuing series of commemorative envelopes, with two September issues.
The first envelope, dated Sept. 1, marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference...

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Canadian comics crack up on five-stamp series

The stamps, unveiled in late August, honour the work of Jim Carrey, Olivier Guimond, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short.

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