Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Canada 2010 Blue Whale Definitive

On 4 October 2010, Canada Post will be issuing a new high value definitive stamp featuring the Blue Whale. This will be the largest stamp Canada Post has ever produced: 128 x 49mm. This high value definitive is also the highest valued stamp ever produced by Canada Post at $10. Being of such a high value it is loaded with security features. They are also making available a limited run of 1000 uncut press sheet of nine two-stamp panes, numbered and signed by the engraver Jorge Peral.

Taylor, British Columbia

Taylor is a small town of 1400 in British Columbia Canada located at mile 38 on the Alaska Highway

Friday, September 10, 2010

Recent 2010 TAAF Stamps

I recently acquired these but they were issued a few months ago. The "Albatrosses of Amsterdam" sheet was issued 12 June 2010 and is made up of 4 0.56€ values. And the "Pavillion Gabriel - Paris" stamp was issued 28 May 2010. It's a rather large stamps and was issued to commemorate the TAAF postal administrations participation in the 2nd stamps show to be hosted by the "Club Philatélique de l'Elysée" at the Gabriel Pavilion in Paris.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

USS Seadragon Commorative Cancel

This is a cover I received from Nome Alaska. The cancelation commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the USS Seadragon (SSN 584) becoming the third submarine to surface through the ice at the North Pole.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Base Presidente Eduardo Frei 40th Anniversary

This sheet issued by Correos Chile on 4 May 2010 commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Chilean Antarctic Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Trout Creek Montana Huckleberry Festival

I don't normally try to acquire USPS commemorative cancels but I saw a few I thought I would "try" in the last USPS bulletin. This Trout Creek MT cancel was one of them. Trout Creek is a small town of 300 in Western Montana. It's known as the Huckleberry Capital of Montana and every year they hold a Festival to commemorate that fact. This year was the 31st and was held on August 13th, as commemorated by the cancel on this envelope. I like this one because it's similar to the the circular commemorative cancels CanadaPost uses.