Quebec dealership discovers misperf error on new Pansies souvenir sheet

An error has moved the perforations slightly to the right and up (towards the series name and description) about one-quarter of the size of the stamp itself. Four such sheets were found by a dealer.

By Jesse Robitaille A Quebec stamp dealer recently discovered dramatic perforation errors on four of Canada Post’s new Pansies souvenir sheets. The misperfs, found by Michelle Levesque, co-owner of Zimo Stamp Co., left a large blank space above the blossoms on the two se-tenant commemoratives, with “Canada,” the “P” symbol (for Permanent Postage) and the lower petals on the face of each sheet. The perforations were also shifted slightly to the right. Continue reading →

Stamp clubs offer rewarding benefits

Stamp clubs like the West Toronto Stamp Club have been providing Canadian collectors with knowledge and friendship since the early 1900s.

If you’re serious about stamps, then joining a club will allow you to get the most out of your hobby. Since 1840, when the first public postage stamps were issued in Great Britain, people around the world have been collecting stamps. The Penny Black – recognized as the world’s first public postage stamp – was printed more than 68 million times and is still readily available on the market. Soon after the Penny Black’s initial issue and with thousands of new collectors scattered across Europe and North America, the first stamp dealers began the search for new material. Continue reading →

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