Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
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
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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.