Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Miscellaneous Stamp News

On 1 December 2009, a TAAF stamp will be issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Antarctic Treaty System.

Mexico has issued a pair of "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers" stamps: $13.00 and $10.50 pesos featuring images of the glaciers on Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl and Citlaltépetl. The stamp pair is available in a limited issue sheetlet of eight.

The Canadian National Philatelic Center 25th Anniversary Cancel

The Canadian National Philatelic Center celebrated their 25th Anniversary on 1 October 2009. A special cancel was created to mark the occasion. I mailed in my cover to be cancelled with a Canadian Inventions 2009 Five-pin bowling stamp on it as 2009 was also the 100th Anniversary of Five-pin bowling. The cancel was applied by hand and I think they did an excellent job it.

Canada NPC 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Active Post Offices in the Canadian Arctic

Last month I got this cover back from Eureka Nunavut and I was pleased to not only see a pictorial cancel but also a cachet. There is another similar cachet on the back of the cover. Eureka is known as the garden spot of the Arctic because the area is home to more plants and wildlife than anywhere else on Ellesmere Island.

Over the past few months I've received a number of covers from post offices all across the Canadian Arctic. I've assembled the best of them and put images of them on a page here. Also on that page I've included a google map that shows all of the Canada Post outlets located above the Arctic Circle.

Eureka Nunavut Cover

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Issues from Luxembourg

Some new stamps from Luxembourg issued 16 September 2009. The souvenir sheet commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Luxembourg Federation of Philatelic Societies. The stamp images on the stamps are heavily embossed with lots of detail. The Railroad series commemorates 150 years of railway use in Luxembourg. And finally, Luxembourg’s first SEPAC issue.

75th anniversary of the Luxembourg Federation of Philatelic Societies
Luxembourg Railroads
Luxembourg SEPAC