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Interested in exhibiting Postal History? This seminar programme is for you.

Interested in exhibiting Postal History? This seminar programme is for you.

03-08-2020 News

The FIP Postal History Commission has put together a programme of five on-line seminars on the theme of: ‘The importance of ……… in postal history exhibiting’. The programme will run from August – October 2020 and all the seminars will be held on Sundays. The programme is as follows: Starting Time A 16 August ‘Rarity...

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Specialist expertizers, a critical resource and a double-edged sword

Specialist expertizers, a critical resource and a double-edged sword

31-07-2020 News

Linn’s reader Sid Morginstin of Bordentown, N.J., recently wrote to present an expertizing ethics problem. He is a specialist expertizer, which I define as an independent solo performer with expertise in a specialized area, oftentimes a dealer as well. Morginstin fits that definition. He runs the Negev Holyland Auctions and is...

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Romania Issued Stamps on Leopard Type Animals

Romania Issued Stamps on Leopard Type Animals

30-07-2020 News

The physical appearance of the leopard-type animals is due to colour disaggregation, a widely spread form of camouflage encountered in many groups of animals, from invertebrates up to vertebrates. It relies on the glow of lights, colours and the extremely varied patterns leading to the loss of the body’s contour line...

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USPS announces 2020 Holiday stamps

USPS announces 2020 Holiday stamps

29-07-2020 News

The U.S. Postal Service revealed Tuesday, its Holiday Season Stamp Releases. Something for Everyone This Coming Holiday Season. The issue dates of the five Forever stamps will be announced at a later date. Here are the stamps, with detail provided by the USPS: Our Lady of Guápulo This Christmas stamp features a detail...

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New Stamps Released from France

New Stamps Released from France

28-07-2020 News

Euromed 2020: Theme: Gastronomy France has issued stamp on Bouillabaisse recipe to illustrate the common theme of 2020 “traditional Mediterranean gastronomy”. The subject is considered in its broad definition of gastronomy, as the knowledge of everything related to cooking, the scheduling of meals, the art of tasting and appreciating dishes. Issue Date:13.07.2020 Designer:Jenne...

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The Punk Philatelist: Watch auctions for clues to buried treasure

The Punk Philatelist: Watch auctions for clues to buried treasure

25-07-2020 News

Punk IconTop-shelf philatelic rarities are hard to get, but they’re necessary to own if one is trying to build a best-of-kind collection in certain areas of classical philately. Once you own all the best stuff, you put it into a competitive exhibit, and people give you awards. As the rarity of...

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Japan Issued Stamp on Tottori Temple

Japan Issued Stamp on Tottori Temple

22-07-2020 News

Tattori temple known as Japan’s “most dangerous” national treasure.The stamp has been issued as part of the fourth installment of Japan Post Co.’s national treasure postage stamp series. The past three series of national treasure postage stamps were issued between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, appearing about once every...

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American Philatelic Society Postal History Symposium is open to all

American Philatelic Society Postal History Symposium is open to all

19-07-2020 News

The American Philatelic Society (APS), together with the American Philatelic Research Library and Museum, is organising a virtual Postal History Symposium from 26 – 30 October 2020. The theme will be ‘Postal Innovation in the Classic Era – Evolution leading to Modernization’ and an impressive list of speakers to deliver...

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Royal Mail: Musical Contribution of Rock legends Stamp Issue

Royal Mail: Musical Contribution of Rock legends Stamp Issue

14-07-2020 News

This issue consists of 13 stamps as a tribute to the musical contribution of rock legends, Queen – one of the most popular and enduring groups of all time. Eight stamps features images of some of their most popular and iconic album covers: Queen II, 1974; Sheer Heart Attack, 1974; A...

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USPS announces new stamps celebrating innovation

USPS announces new stamps celebrating innovation

09-07-2020 News

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today announced the addition of the Innovation stamps to its 2020 stamp releases. Additional details, including the date these new Forever stamps will be available to purchase, will be announced soon. All images are preliminary and are subject to change prior to printing. This...

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Austria Issued Crypto Stamps

Austria Issued Crypto Stamps

06-07-2020 News

Austria has released its second set of Crypto stamps on 25th June 2020.First set of crypto stamps was released on 11th June 2019. Each stamp shows the head of an animal: a honey badger on a red background, llama on a green background, panda on a brown background, and dog on...

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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

03-07-2020 News

To overcome the health and safety concerns of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Postal History Symposium will be held virtually. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library and the National Postal Museum, was initially scheduled for October 30-31, 2020, at the American Philatelic Center in...

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SPANISH FEDERATION BOOK ON DISINFECTED MAIL IS AVAILABLE FREE

SPANISH FEDERATION BOOK ON DISINFECTED MAIL IS AVAILABLE FREE

30-06-2020 News

  The Spanish Federation (FESOFI) has published a new book on disinfected mail and has generously put it on its website where it can be downloaded free of charge. The title of the book is: “From the Great Plague of Marseille (1720-1722) to the Covid-19”. The authors are Esteve Doménech and Antonio...

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New Stamps Issued from Israel

New Stamps Issued from Israel

28-06-2020 News

Butterflies : My Own Stamp Date of Release:9th June 2020 Summer Flowers:Epilobium Hirsutum Relatively few plants bloom in Israel in the summer due to the lack of rain during this arid season. It is therefore not surprising that most of the species that do bloom are found in damp habitats such as pools...

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New Stamps from Spain

New Stamps from Spain

21-06-2020 News

The Treasury Orphans School is a non-profit organisation whose essential purpose is to protect its members’ children in the event of decease or permanent disability. Issue Date:29.05.2020 Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:40,9 x 28,8 mm Minerals : Jet The famous Asturian jet is an organic gemstone, highly valued for its excellent cutting qualities, and...

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New Europa 2020 Stamps

New Europa 2020 Stamps

17-06-2020 News

  As far as 1871, the Azores islands were linked by ships from the Empresa Insulana de Navegação (Island Navigation Company), which also carried the post. This company had a contract with the Portuguese government and its ships visited Lisbon regularly. From 1918 and due to its geo-strategic position in the...

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Virtual Stamp Festival launched in UK

Virtual Stamp Festival launched in UK

08-06-2020 News

Following the cancellation of London’s Autumn Stampex, there will be a virtual ‘Summer of Stamps’ Festival in the UK. It is being organised by the team behind Stamp Collector magazine and the allaboutstamps.co.uk website. It will be launched on 9 July at www.allaboutstamps.co.uk and will offer a stamp marketplace, videos and...

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