Joe Montgomery, a spry 92-year-old collector, recently popped by Canadian Stamp News headquarters to share with us an interesting cover. Cancelled in Surge Narrows, B.C. on June 12, 2013 by postmaster Shawny Volk, the cover was a postage-paid envelope issued by Canada Post in 2012. That year, the Crown corporation issued a set of nine permanent-rate postage-paid envelopes featuring stamps from the high-value Canadian wildlife series (1998-2010). The envelope Montgomery shared with us had the $5 Moose stamp (Scott #1693) printed on it. Continue reading →
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