Canadian Stamps and Postal History

RSS
The Caricature and Landscape Issue of 1972-1978 - An Overview

The Caricature and Landscape Issue of 1972-1978 - An Overview

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
The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part Two

The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part Two

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
The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part One

The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part One

This post examines all aspects of the first four commemorative issues of 1972, as issued by the Canadian post office. Specifically covered in detail are the paper characteristics other than fluorescence, the paper fluorescence varieties, Ottawa tagging, perforation types and varieties, gum types, plate blocks, first day covers, plate flaws and colour shifts and postal history and cancellations.
Read now
The Commemorative Issues of 1971 - Part Two

The Commemorative Issues of 1971 - Part Two

This post explores the last six commemorative issues of 1971. Specifically discussed in depth are the paper attributes, other than fluorescence, paper fluorescence, shade varieties, gum varieties, perforations, errors, tagging, plate flaws, plate and inscription blocks, first day covers, proof material and postal history and cancellations.
Read now
The Commemorative Issues of 1971 - Part One

The Commemorative Issues of 1971 - Part One

This week's post examines the first six commemorative issues issued by Canada in 1971 in depth. The aspects of these issues that are specifically examined include: 

paper characteristics other than fluorescence, paper fluorescence, shade varieties, gum varieties, perforations, constant varieties, errors and imperforates, plate blocks and first day covers. 

Read now
The Commemorative Issues of 1970 - Part 2

The Commemorative Issues of 1970 - Part 2

This post complete my examination of all aspects of the commemorative stamps issued by Canada in 1970. Specifically examined are the paper attributes other than fluorescence, paper fluorescence, perforations, gum, shades, plate flaws, first day covers and postal history.
Read now
The 1970 Commemorative Issues - Part One

The 1970 Commemorative Issues - Part One

This post examines all the aspects of the first 10 commemorative stamps issued by Canada in 1970. Specifically discussed are the attributes of the papers, other than fluorescence, the paper fluorescence, shade varieties, gum varieties, perforations, plate flaws, Winnipeg tagging, first day covers and postal history.
Read now
The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part Two

The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part Two

This post examines all aspects of the commemorative stamps issued by the Canadian post office in the later half of 1969. Specifically discussed are the paper characteristics other than paper fluorescence, paper fluorescence, shade varieties, gum varieties, perforations, plate flaws, tagging, postal history, plate blocks and other varieties.
Read now
The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part One

The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part One

This post examines all aspects of the first six commemorative stamps issued by the Canadian post office in 1969. Specifically discussed are the paper varieties, including fluorescence, gum varieties, perforations, shades, plate varieties and postal history.
Read now