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Whether you’re starting out or already have a passion for collecting, get inspired by tips and ideas  on collecting stamps, coins, gifts and more

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YMCA

Posted on by CPO in Latest Stamps

The Young Men's Christian Association, or YMCA as it became known, came to life in London, England in 1844. Originally a place for Christian men to meet for prayer, Bible study and fellowship, the YMCA quickly established itself as a place of spiritual improvement, and soon became a model for similar societies around the world.   Continue reading


Christmas lights

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They're as much a part of the Christmas season as carols, fragrant pines and the joyous exchange of gifts between friends and families. In fact, Christmas lights have become such an integral part of seasonal traditions in North America that it's hard to envision a time when neither electricity nor colourful, sparkling Christmas lights existed.   Continue reading


Shriners

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First manufactured in the holy city of Fez, Morocco, the distinctive red fez is an enduring symbol of the Shrine of North America. Equally enduring is their legacy: a network of specialized hospitals that have provided expert orthopaedic and burn care to children - free of charge - for over 75 years. On September 19, 2001, Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate stamp honouring the Shriners.   Continue reading


The Great Peace of Montréal, 1701-2001

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One of the most significant diplomatic events in the history of North America took place in 1701 when New France and more than 30 First Nations signed the Great Peace Treaty of Montréal, officially ending nearly a century of conflict and introducing a new era of peace between the French, their First Nations allies and the Iroquois. On August 3, 2001, Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate commemorative stamp to mark the 300th anniversary of the Great Peace.   Continue reading


Roses

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Beloved for their beauty and fragrance, roses were cultivated by the Ancient Greeks to make perfumed oils and by the Romans for use in cosmetics, remedies and foods. Today, the rose is a symbol of love and a source of inspiration for garden-ers, painters and poets around the world.   Continue reading


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