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Harvey
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09 Jul 2021
02:41:34pm
I've been a serious Canada collector since the early 1970's. And, if I say so myself, it's a damn good collection. With a cutoff of 1988, with regular BoB and the provinces I am missing about 70 stamps with about 30 of them too expensive to buy. I always intended to keep Canada current so during a time when I stopped collecting, university days and directly after and the odd time after that, I kept buying the Canada Post Year Books. Then I got really serious again about 10 years ago and got caught up on supplements. Then I started mounting all the newer stuff and quickly realized how dreadfully lacking these year books were - no reasonable way to get caught up. So I did what I did with all other countries and did a cut off, 1988 in this case. I still buy the year books ( I have them all from 1980) and mount the stamps in these books, Canada has issued some beautiful stuff - the incredible wild life stamps and the sports and arts stamps. I will never expand my album further than 1988 but the year books allow me to look at all the wonderful stuff after that. This post really has no major raison d'etre except to talk a bit about how my Canada collection progressed. It would have been great to keep it current, but way too much was missing in the album supplements! How did your major collection evolve into what it is today?
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2010ccg
09 Jul 2021
02:57:12pm
re: My Canada collection

I collect as much used as possible I purchase the S/Sheets each year....and of course watch for the pictorial cancels.....My friends who help are awesome (winkThumbs Up )

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Harvey
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07 Sep 2021
04:49:11pm
re: My Canada collection

Well, I finally did it - I can't go back (consecutively) any further. I picked up a nice used copy of #33 and can now say I have from #33 to my cut off every stamp (except for varieties like "The Port Hood Provisionals" ), in other words all numbered stamps that aren't a's, b's, c's, etc. And there is no way to go back further since only 3 copies of #32 exist and are out of any normal person's price range. I am missing 10 stamps before #33 and 6 are not affordable. I guess it's time to concentrate on the Provinces!! A lot of those are unbuyable as well!

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jbaxter5256
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07 Sep 2021
07:37:20pm
re: My Canada collection

Congratulations on the #33 purchase. It is definitely on my unacquired list along with #'s 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 31, and 32. My last acquisition was a #8 which appeared somewhat out of the blue at a good time for me to consider its purchase.

Like you, I have a lot of missing stamps for the provinces, probably a LOT more missing than you! Big Grin

It is especially interesting how much of a premium exists for early MNH stamps as well. I have tried to build my collection from Scott #'s 96-up as mint stamps but gave up on the idea of MNH a long time ago. For earlier issues I have managed to acquire a small number of unused stamps but my collection definitely continues to have only a few examples for the earlier periods. Newfoundland among the provinces is particularly frightening from a cost perspective as a mint only collection and I gave up on it very quickly! D'Oh


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Harvey
I think, therefore I am - I think!
08 Sep 2021
07:28:48am
re: My Canada collection

#2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 31, 32 ( not counting #6 which they don't seem to think exists)
You're getting there Jerrel. I'm missing your #8 but at least it's affordable. The only ones from my above list that I'll ever be able to pick up, if I'm lucky are 2,5,8 and 9. The others are too far out there!!!
The provincial stuff is tricky. I'm missing quite a few Newfoundland, especially the airmails - some of them were issued for special flights and are very expensive. I have most of the affordable ones from NS, NB and PEI but the stamps from BC and Vancouver Island almost never show up. About half of them are affordable and I've only picked up #'s 7 and 9 so far.

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