02-20-2017 06:12 PM - edited 02-20-2017 06:13 PM
02-20-2017 06:16 PM - edited 02-20-2017 06:19 PM
they are stamps issued in 1992 from the Canadian Minerals Set of 5 stamps.
Unitrade or Scott catalog numbers for the set 1436 - 1440
02-20-2017 06:26 PM - edited 02-20-2017 06:27 PM
I have a box to sort through and a lot of the stickers look exactly like postage stamps.
02-20-2017 07:05 PM
02-20-2017 07:21 PM
... Or think think that any old stamp has value to a collector.
Over the years when stamps were issued my mother often bought a few and stashed them away in a box. She also added a few pretty stickers here and there and to a novice they all look like alike.
Canada makes very pretty stamps.
02-20-2017 09:28 PM
The P stamps are 'permanently' worth the current first letter rate . At the moment that is 85 cents.
If the rate rises, the value of the P stamp also rises.
The A stamps were published when the post office was not sure whether Parliament would allow them to raise the rates from 17 cents to 30 cents. They are worth 30 cents, but some postal outlet clerks will not accept them. Not worth arguing for 30 cents.
The Forts and Flag issues are really annoying. Without a denomination, it's hard to remember their original value, so I can't put them into the mint postage packets I sell. Too confusing to my customers.
02-20-2017 10:17 PM
Fortunately only a very few issues don't show a value at all. The staff at my local post office was not even aware of them until they returned a letter to me that had some on it.
05-01-2017 04:11 AM
since I had issues with Montreal returning packages to me a couple of years ago that were ALL correct (and none used any odd stamps), I've been putting on the weight and amount circled on each envelope and apparently they now know how to process the mail-or maybe finally learned how to count/use a calculator- and I use the forts and flags as regular P stamps for 85 cents.