Stamp Production

Under The Covers – “The Stick ‘n’ Tick Labels of 1983/84”

Under The Covers is a monthly Zoom session sponsored by the Postal History Society of Canada. Attendance is free and open to all, but you must register at phscpresentation@gmail.com to obtain the Zoom link. This month’s topic is “Canada Post and The Stick ‘n’ Tick Labels of 1983/84” presented by Arlene Sullivan. Using the Stick […]

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The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues

A New Book By VSC Member Victoria Stamp Club member Larry Margetish has just released a new book titled, “The Story Behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues.” Way to go Larry!! Published by the British North America Philatelic Society, it is available for sale from the BNAPS Sales Agent. Here’s the BNAPS description of the

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How Did These Stamps Become Canada’s First Officials?

Or: A Nice Little Puzzle Question for Philatelic Students Fraud, Theft and Errors This is a long story if all the details are included but here the story is abbreviated. However, it will still include implications of fraud or theft, errors in communication and delays in procurement. It all starts with an audit of a

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Designing the Six Pence Prince Albert Stamp

“Just imagine….” he muttered, staring at a Canadian six pence stamp of 1851. He compared the engraved portrait of Prince Albert on the stamp with the larger image on a steel engraving collected many years earlier. The collector was quietly studying this stamp by kerosene lighting in his Vancouver Island home at Deerholme. And he

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