As a philatelist for over 4 decades now I am always amazed at the fact that organized philately in this country seems to me to be stuck in the 19th century and early 20th century. Don’t get me wrong: I...
This post discusses the variations that can be found in the PVA gum that was used on these stamps as well as the chalk surfacing that was used by the BABN on the higher value stamps.Read now
This post examines the tagging found on the stamps of this issue in detail. In addition to the basic differences between the Winnipeg tagging, OP-2 Ottawa tagging, and OP-4 Ottawa tagging, this post looks at the methods by which the tagging was applied, and the intensity of the tagging, as it appears under normal light.Read now
This post examines the different perforations found on the stamps of this issue and focuses on the different configurations of these perforations as they relate to the sheets, as well as showing some of the problems that the printers encountered when they perforated the stamps.Read now
This post examines some of the constant and non-constant varieties found on the low value designs of the 1972-1978 Caricature and Landscape Issue of Canada.Read now
This post examines the type differences that can be found on the mid-range values of the series, as well as the $1, and all listed constant varieties. In addition, I have illustrated some unlisted varieties, some of which are constant, and others of which are not constant.Read now
This is post is the first in a series that explores the 1972-1978 Caricature and Landscape definitive issue of Canada. After presenting the basic stamp designs and discussing their issue dates and methods of printing, the remainder of this post presents a broad overview of all the different aspects that can form the basis for building a specialized collection of this issue.Read now
This post examines in depth, the last three commemorative issues of 1972, issued by Canada post. Specifically covered in depth are the constant varieties of the Cornelius Krieghoff stamp, as well as the different fluorescent paper varieties, shade varieties, perforation varieties, paper varieties, Ottawa tagging, Winnipeg tagging, corner blocks, first day covers and commercial covers.Read now