Alyn's Stamp Collecting Site

Welcome to My Stamp Collecting Website

I am redesigning the site again to further streamline the look, freshen it up a bit and make it more compliant with HTML 5. I decided to try out Jekyll as the engine instead of hand coding the site.

For those who don’t know, Jekyll, is a ruby program that uses markdown to generate html pages. If you would like more information on Jekyll there is a link at the bottom of the page.

I hope you like the new look. As always questions and comments are welcome. Just drop me an email.

I have just recently added the “Art Gallery” to the website. This section of the site shows off my “Painting on Stamps” topical stamp collections. The pages are made through a custom template designed by me, with the data coming from GCStar which is a collection management program developed for Linux. You can reach the gallery here.

Canadian Pictorial Cancels

I have recently begun to collect Canadian pictorial cancellations. You can see my progress/commentary at: http://phabphilately.blogspot.ca/p/my-pictorial-cancel-collection.html.

Other News and Information

Although I have been doing it for almost two years now I am the webmaster for the ISWSC, I didn’t announce it here earlier so I figured it was time to put it out there.

Another project I am working on is a series of presentations/pages on the history of Canada through postage stamps. My hope is that this will become a series and will be used by students and educators alike. Although the idea is still to complete this section It is still a ways off.

Philatelic Memberships

I am a member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS), International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors (ISWSC), the Ships on Stamps Unit of the American Topical Association and the the American Topical Association.

Other Sites

Some of my favourite stamp/philatelic hangouts on the internet are: