The most-hated question in stamp collecting

ne of the questions I hate is that old standby “what do you collect?” Usually, I hear it in conjunction with a coin or stamp event, so I have some context. In most cases the other person is curious about what the editor likes, but I have to admit it is a good way to... Continue reading →

Macdonald’s legacy not stuff of idealistic mythology

As founding fathers go, Sir John A. Macdonald was not exactly a heroic figure. He drank too much, was pretty wilful, his entire military career consisted of a short time as a private soldier mostly conducting routine patrols, and he even got tainted with a massive political scandal just a few years after Canada was... Continue reading →

Canada Post mark’s John A.’s 200th

The stamp marking John A. Macdonald’s 200th birthday will be cancelled on official first-day covers with a Kingston postmark, paying tribute to the Ontario city where Canada’s first prime minister spent his formative years.

Canada Post has released a new stamp marking the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister and a Father of Confederation. Designed by Montreal-based Paprika, the predominantly earth-toned stamp features a portrait of “Sir John A.” with the dates 1815-2015. The self-adhesive stamps with simulated perforations were printed by Canadian Bank... Continue reading →

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