Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to all!

Well friends, a lot has happened since my last post on this blog.

Last September I decided to go back to school and enrolled in a Masters programme at the University of Montreal in Environment and Sustainable Development and we also moved out of our house of 11 years into an apartment, closer to the campus and Montreal.

As you can see, many changes that kept me away from this blog and other projects. I did receive some covers from people around the world and I will be posting them very soon. To those people I say thank you and assure them of an answer in the very near future. Although classes will begin very soon again, I intend to dedicate some quality time to this blog and rekindle friendships made through this blog. Do not hesitate to communicate with me for my new address and establish interesting contacts in the future.

So, may 2010 bring you everything you wish for and mostly health and joy.

Friday, July 17, 2009

From Slovenia

Here is one from a young collector in Slovenia.
Great variety of stamps with nice and clean cancellations.
Thank you Davor.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Special invitation

If interested in finding out about hot trends and opinions on selling on the internet and eBay, I invite you to follow my new blog at honest blog about purchasing stamps on the internet.Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another beautiful cover ruined by a postal worker

I received this wonderful FDC cover from Ouari in Algeria, back in January of this year.
I just wanted to show you how frustrating it can sometimes be when untrained postal workers handle the mail.
Ouari, not only, took the time to make up this cover but he also took the extra precaution to send it by registered mail.
Final result, some idiot put the registration label right on the artwork of the cover. I carefully tried to remove it but believe me these labels are designed to permanentely stay on.
My thanks go out to Ouari with the recommendation to all interested in exchanging with me NOT TO send any covers REGISTERED.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

From Taiwan featuring IBRA

Just received today from George in Taiwan.

George is the other person whom I mentioned is responsible for this new venture in covers from around the globe.
Beautiful cover, in perfect condition arriving only 9 days after being mailed.
Thank you George!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A cover from Guam, but made in Belgium

Yesterday May 19, I received this perfect cover from my good friend Holger.

As you can see these are his first "personalized" stamps. If you wish to learn about covers, this is the man.

You can meet him on MyPhilately at and simply look up his profile in the search area.

Thank you Holger

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sometimes a cover makes it back home with only one cancellation

In a previous post I mentioned that some postal workers should be fired.
Here is an example of a cover that made it safely back home with only one postmark done on the first day of issue of one of the Canadian stamps for the IYA.
By some mysterious event this cover did not get any ugly mechanical cancellation even though it went through the same central postal distribution center as the other 2 shown previously.
Go figure!?!