U.S. auctioneers open the year with Canadian lots

Both pilots were shown on stamps made for the ill-fated London to London flight.

Canadian collectors will be keeping an eye south of the border this month, as three U.S. auction houses are offering Canadian stamps. On Jan 21-22 Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, of Danbury, Conn., will be offering the first part of the Boca collection, including Canadian and British North American stamps and postal history. Spink USA also has a nice selection of Canadian and British North American in its sale, also Jan. 21-22, being held in New York City. A scarce missing moose (Unitrade #1693a) variety appears in Regency-Superior’s Orcoexpo auction, being held Jan. 9-11 in Anaheim, CA. Continue reading →

Keep the crown in Crown corporation

Here in Canada we hear a lot about postal transformation, but we’ve also been largely sheltered from the sort of changes that are taking place around the world. Take Europe, for example. Today’s Europe is a confusing place, with a European Union that seems able to make the most incredible economic decisions that are binding on its members. If you had asked me, I would have thought that mail is an essential service, and so it is a national responsibility to manage it in any way the elected officials deem correct. Continue reading →

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