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Holiday 2020: New USPS Religious Christmas Stamp on sale

Holiday 2020: New USPS Religious Christmas Stamp on sale

21-10-2020 News

  The USPS issued the Our Lady of Guápulo stamp today. This Forever stamp was dedicated in a virtual ceremony and is now being sold at Post Office locations nationwide and online. USPS dedicating official Angela Curtis, vice president, Retail and Post Office Operations. was joined for the ceremony by Tey Marianna...

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It’s OK to admit you secretly think about collecting stamps

It’s OK to admit you secretly think about collecting stamps

15-10-2020 News

Admit it. You’re secretly intrigued by the idea of collecting stamps, aren’t you? It’s at least crossed your mind. Otherwise you wouldn’t have just clicked that headline. It’s OK, relax, I won’t tell anyone. But I can see that something’s holding you back. Maybe it’s our image problem. Maybe you have...

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APS Stamp Chat Premieres New Series: Stamp Stories

APS Stamp Chat Premieres New Series: Stamp Stories

14-10-2020 News

It's National Stamp Collecting Month, the perfect time to launch our new APS Stamp Chat series, “Stamp Chat: Stamp Stories”. This series invites collectors from around the hobby to share their philatelic origin stories. Our first "Stamp Stories" premieres Friday, October 16th at 3 PM EDT. We will have APS Director...

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Chile 1905, Examining Columbus at a time of Golden Legend instead of todays Black Legend

Chile 1905, Examining Columbus at a time of Golden Legend instead of todays Black Legend

13-10-2020 News

One hundred and fifteen years ago it was still possible to remember Christopher Columbus as a man who conquered danger and obstacles to bring freedom and opportunity for Europeans in the new world while bringing the good news of Jesus to lost and desperate natives. A Golden Legend. Throughout history...

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Stamps with Crystals

Stamps with Crystals

09-10-2020 News

A special issue Personal stamp created by the Philatelic company Hermann E Sieger GmbH as part of a subscription service, and issued by Liechtenstein Post, a Kyanite crystal stuck to the stamp featuring a background picture of a Tall Ship on the stamp. Information about the stamp issues on this page...

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Austria Issued Stamp on South Burgenland Uhudler

Austria Issued Stamp on South Burgenland Uhudler

08-10-2020 News

Uhudler has the phylloxa aphid to thank for its existence after the latter almost wiped out European grapevines at the end of the 1 t h century. As a result, robust, phylloxa-resistant varieties from America were imported to replace them, eventually being hybridised during the 20th century through grafting with indigenous...

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Israel: Festivals 2020 Stamp Issue

Israel: Festivals 2020 Stamp Issue

06-10-2020 News

Throughout the generations, creators of Jewish art have reflected the values of Jewish religion and culture in their works, while utilizing the techniques of their times. Just as artists in the Mishna and Talmud period learned about mosaics from the Roman world and used them to decorate their synagogues, today’s artists...

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Forthcoming auctions and initiatives in the hobby

Forthcoming auctions and initiatives in the hobby

05-10-2020 News

There have been a few notable initiatives in the wider stamp world in the past few weeks but let’s start with the auctions. If you are kept up to speed with auction email alerts or read the monthly philatelic press, then it won’t have escaped your attention that the late Leo...

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Philately as investment - Yugoslavia

Philately as investment - Yugoslavia

03-10-2020 News

Actually, here is not talk about specific items from Yugoslavia area, it is more about one (I think wrong), meaning or "way" of collectors and Philatelist worldwide think about Philately. All or almost all of Philatelist will say that they collect stamps for pure JOY! No one think about Philately as investment, just...

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SHIP STAMP - Watercraft Philatelic Stamps Gallery

SHIP STAMP - Watercraft Philatelic Stamps Gallery

01-10-2020 News

Worldwide ship stamps and other maritime themes on stamps. Guernsey artwork collection fishing trawler The stamp is a part of the set of 6 stamps on Artwork collections released On 21 July 2020 ,this stamp designs shows wonderful talents of the local art community. One of the stamp features the picture with...

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Early mail between the US West Coast and Great Britain

Early mail between the US West Coast and Great Britain

30-09-2020 News

After the discovery of gold in California on the west coast of the United States in 1849 and the gold rush that followed, there was a dramatic jump in population in and around San Francisco. The increased population, of course, led to increased demand on postal services to and from...

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South Africa 1962, Remembering the 1820 English Settlers arriving on the Chapman

South Africa 1962, Remembering the 1820 English Settlers arriving on the Chapman

29-09-2020 News

Grahamstown is a town of about 70,000 in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The stamp honours the laying of a monument to the 1820 British settlers that came to Grahamstown replenishing it after 300 British defenders held out against 10,000 Xhosa warriors under Makhanda. Interesting but perhaps a...

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THE SWISS PERFORATED SITTING HELVETIA SERIES

THE SWISS PERFORATED SITTING HELVETIA SERIES

28-09-2020 News

After the imperforated Sitting Helvetia Series (nicknamed ‘Strubel’, reference to a popular children’s book character, due to Helvetia’s laurels crown looking like messy hair), the Swiss Post office first launched its perforated version in 1862. These are specifically rich collection series, due to the richness of variation to be encountered:...

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Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

27-09-2020 News

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include ‘Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña’ (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and ‘Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone’ (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in...

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Austria 1976, Remembering Rilke and his thing poems translating Rodin

Austria 1976, Remembering Rilke and his thing poems translating Rodin

26-09-2020 News

A recurring theme that keeps coming up in what we learn here through postage stamps is what a productive period there was in the arts in the first decade of the 20th century. Here we have a Bohemian poet who was so taken by how sculptor Auguste Rodin studied a...

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Marvel Superheroes on post stamps

Marvel Superheroes on post stamps

24-09-2020 News

  Royal Mail will issue a Marvel Super Heroes set of stamps on March 14, marking the 80th anniversary of the famous comic stories. Ten stamps sold in counter sheets illustrate popular characters, all facing the viewer in dynamic action poses. A further five stamps are contained in a miniature sheet which...

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Design error discovered on Britain’s new Sherlock stamp

Design error discovered on Britain’s new Sherlock stamp

23-09-2020 News

Eurus Holmes' violin bow (left) is erroneously double-ended on one of six stamps issued as part of the Royal Mail's Sherlock Holmes set. A music consultant recently discovered a design error on a newly issued Royal Mail stamp featuring a still from The Final Problem, an episode from the fourth season...

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