Canadian Stamps – The first stamps inscribed “Canada” were issued in 1851. The three different values showing the American Beaver, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. The 12d black depicting a youthful Queen Victoria is Canada's most famous rarity. However, few have survived and several were allegedly destroyed in London during the 1970s. They blew out of a window during a heatwave! During the ‘Colony of Canada’ stamp issuing period of 1851 to 1864 the stamps are of the same status as the provinces of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. In addition, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Is. They are accepted the first stamps of Canada.
Canadian stamp collections run seamlessly from the 1864 2c rose-red ‘Colony’ stamp to the ‘Dominion of Canada’ 1868. Small and large Queen stamps which with their different printings and papers display a fabulous array of colours and shades. In addition they include many plate flaws and re-entries recognised by collectors.
Canadian stamps are amongst the most studied in British Empire philately. The melancholy “Widows Weeds” design of 1893, the grandeur a few years later of the 1897 Jubilee series which riskily placed a young and old Victoria alongside each other. In addition, the spectacular engravings which dominated Canadian stamp design through much of the 20th Century and the beautiful modern stamps which surprise and delight still.
We offer Canada stamps and Canadian stamp collections. In addition, complete Canada stamp sets, errors and varieties, proofs, essays, postal history. Also, covers including first day covers for this area. Philatelists should regularly visit this page as our auction lots constantly change. Visit our site when you are searching for rare stamps, classic stamps, postmarks and cancellations. Also, specialised collections, estate boxes and anything related to stamp collecting and filling your stamp albums – just keep your eye on us!