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Posted 03/24/2020   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Geod to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have an old Scott catalog and it looks like some of these are worth a few dollars. Is there anything specifically I should look for in the stamps?


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Posted 03/24/2020   11:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since the pictures are grainy it is hard to really tell much. And do not value the collection based soley on catalogue value. It will only be a much smaller percentage of that. Probably a couple worth checking closely for varieties. Get into a Scott specialised catalogue to ascertain what you have. Two I would look at are the 1908 Champlain 1c issue. See if it has any thin green hairlines in the margins. As well check out the 1935 red, mountie mounted on the horse. Does he have a broken leg?
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Posted 03/25/2020   12:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BlackJag to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many major libraries have Scott Catalogues and some Canadian libraries may also have the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps, which is better than Scott. Many of the stamps shown could have varieties, which are more valuable than normal stamps.
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Posted 03/26/2020   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Blackjag, thanks for mentioning that. It is the best choice. I did mean to say a Unitrade specialised catalogue using the licensed Scott numbering system.
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Posted 03/27/2020   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Geod to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your replies. I can obtain a used copy of Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps (year 2000) for about $17.00. I would be using the book for stamps older than the year 2000, so I believe the book would be good enough for looking for varieties. Is that correct?

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Posted 03/27/2020   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Geod to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By the way No1philatelist

I did look for the broken leg and the green hairlines. As expected, no luck.


Thanks for those suggestions.


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Posted 03/27/2020   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geod

Glad you got a Unitrade Catalouge.
Keep checking and post any questions you may have.

Also check Ralph Trimbles re-entry.com site for possible re-entries.
https://www.re-entries.com/listings.html#can

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Hi Geod

I would suggest that any edition from 2006 on when Robin Harris
was made editor is the one you should buy.
Previous versions are not as detailed.
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Posted 03/27/2020   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Geod to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
lithograving Thanks

That is very good to know.
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Or you can use this free online resource http://stampsmarter.com/features/Ca...ntifier.html
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Posted 03/27/2020   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BlackJag to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many varieties do appear in older catalogues, but a few more were added as time went by.
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