Over the last couple of years I have used pictorial cancels to mail letters to my family with a pictorial cancel for Christmas, Valentines day etc... But now as a result of buying the latest issues from Canada Post for my trading partners I developed an ex
alynstampcollector · 321 days ago

Overview: The Welsh Triple Crown 3peat and their 8th Grand slam win. The above cover was my dad’s and celebrates what can only be described as a golden era of Welsh Rugby. As shown on under the English Rose and Scottish Thistle this cover commemorates pre
alynstampcollector · 555 days ago

On August 28, 2013 Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the celebrated Canadian author Robertson Davies.  Davies was also a playwright, journalist, critic and profesor. Davies was born on August 28, 1913 in Thamesville Ontario. His father was a newsp
alynstampcollector · 582 days ago

There is more to a cover than it's cachet. The above cover was designed to pay tribute to Her Majesties Canadian Ship Bonaventure on her decommissioning. The Bonnie was a Majestic class aircraft carrier initially laid down in 1943 as HMS Powerful for the
alynstampcollector · 589 days ago

 originally posted on on January 11, 2011 Thousands of miles from any Ocean is the Prairie Beacon of Cochin Saskatchewan (population 206). Located in the Village of Cochin, Saskatchewan stands a light house (the only one in Saskatchewan).
alynstampcollector · 589 days ago

Samuel Gompers was born in London, England in 1850.  At the age of 10 he was sent to work as a cigar maker apprentice to help out his impoverished family.In 1863 the Gompers' immigrated to the US and settled into Manhattan's Lower East Side.  For the first
alynstampcollector · 589 days ago

One of my favourite covers is: Why do I like it? It was from the Private Secretary to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and in my estimation it is a pretty snazzy find. Below is the letter that was enclosed.   if you are looking for a little more backgroun
alynstampcollector · 595 days ago

These stamps depict the 2nd century stature of the "Winged Victory of Samothrace". They were issued in 1937 but only available in Museums around France. This particular pair are on a card from the Louvre in Paris and post marked 16th October 1937. The muse
GibChris · 1009 days ago

Soldiers serving in the trenches during the war were given pre-printed post cards to write correspondence. The cards carried warnings about divulging any information of a military nature. The sender was also asked not to give any information that could lea
GibChris · 1013 days ago

The letter from 1792, the reign of Terror in France, was sent by the Agency for Law to officials in Deauville, a pleasant seaside town, in Normandy. If probably contained the law news from the Revolutionary Council. Although the cover is only an envelope a
GibChris · 1014 days ago