Wanted to Buy

Choice Canadian and BNA Stamps

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At Saskatoon Stamp Centre we are constantly searching for the elusive items that our clients have asked for. Stamps, blocks, plate blocks, imperforates, proofs, errors, varieties, covers, revenues, airmails, officials, postage dues ... You name it! ... from Canada and the formerly independent provinces of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

We have listed below some of the more important items we are searching for, along with some general areas of interest of which we would consider, regardless of whether or not we have a specific client waiting.

We are Constantly Buying Great Canadian and BNA Stamps — Choice Classics to Modern Errors

British Columbia

We want any stamps of British Columbia and Vancouver Island in Very Fine Mint with original gum and will consider VF copies without gum as well. These stamps seldom come with perforations clear of the design all around. We want sound, undamaged copies with very well balanced margins on all sides. We would also consider buying used copies in the same condition.

BLOCKS of all values are scarce and all are of interest in Fine or better, both mint and used condition.

COVERS, from British Columbia up to 1900 are of interest. Condition on these varies tremendously, and with the condition, the value. Choice covers demand high prices, while tattered covers sell for less. Where the rates and routings are particularly rare or interesting, poor condition can often be acceptable as possibly, the only way a particular cover would be available.

Prince Edward Island

We want any stamps from the first issue of Prince Edward Island in Very Fine Mint with original gum or without. Due to the very coarse Perf 9 perforations on these stamps, they seldom come with all perforations intact. To rate as Very Fine all perforations must be present and in good shape. Stamps with badly pulled or damaged perforations are of very little interest and consequently bring only a fraction of catalogue value. We need sound, undamaged copies with very well balanced margins on all sides. We are also interested in buying used copies in the same condition.

BLOCKS of all values are scarce and all are of interest in Fine or better, both mint and used condition. Multiples in less than fine condition may be of interest. Let us know what you have.

COVERS, from Prince Edward Island up to 1900 are of interest. Condition on these varies tremendously, and with the condition, the value. Choice covers demand high prices, while tattered covers sell for less. Where the rates and routings are particularly rare or interesting, poor condition can often be acceptable as possibly, the only way a particular cover would be available.

Canadian Classics

We pay top prices for quality Canadian/BNA classic stamps.

Perforation and Colour Shifts

The more spectacular the better!

Pre-Printing Creases

These result in some of the most spectacular errors ever produced!

Imperforate Errors

Usually found on coils, they also are found on other definitive and commemorative stamps.

Missing Colours

These can result in some visually spectacular errors.

Inverted Colour

Very few Canadian stamps have this kind of error. See these on our Stamp Gallery.

Double, Triple, Quadruple Prints

Fascinating results.

Printed on Gum Side

Don’t lick or soak these stamps!

Constant Plate Varieties

Were always on the lookout for better constant plate varieties.

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