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1 Someone who collects coins is called a numismatist. Hobbies > Collecting 05/15/08
2 Someone who studies or collects stamps is called a philatelist. Hobbies > Collecting 07/02/08
3 The world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was released on May 1, 1840. Hobbies > Collecting 01/03/09
4 The world's first Elvis Presley postage stamp was issued by Grenada in 1978. Hobbies > Collecting 01/04/09
5 The world's first triangular postage stamp was issued by the Cape of Good Hope in 1853. Hobbies > Collecting 01/04/09
6 The first two United States postage stamps were issued on July 1, 1847. They featured George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Hobbies > Collecting 01/05/09
7 The first Canadian postage stamp, the Three Penny Beaver, was issued on April 23, 1851. Hobbies > Collecting 01/05/09
8 Two maple leaves first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian penny in 1937. Hobbies > Collecting 05/15/09
9 The "Bluenose", a famous Canadian schooner, first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian dime in 1937. Hobbies > Collecting 05/15/09
10 A beaver first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian nickel in 1937. Hobbies > Collecting 05/16/09
11 A polar bear first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian two dollar coin in 1996. Hobbies > Collecting 05/16/09
12 A voyageur and an aboriginal in a canoe first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian silver dollar in 1935. Hobbies > Collecting 05/17/09
13 A caribou's head first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian quarter in 1937. Hobbies > Collecting 05/18/09
14 A common loon first appeared on the reverse side of the Canadian one dollar coin in 1987. Hobbies > Collecting 05/18/09

 





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