World Stamps

12/08/2016

Christmas elves a popular 2016 holiday stamp subject in Europe

By Denise McCarty

Elves and pixies make an appearance on new Christmas stamps from Sweden, Aland, Denmark, and Latvia.

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World Stamps

12/08/2016

Christmas elves a popular 2016 holiday stamp subject in Europe

Elves and pixies make an appearance on new Christmas stamps from Sweden, Aland, Denmark, and Latvia.

World Stamps

12/08/2016

Market hot for unrevised, unissued Papua New Guinea stamp set

Some unissued Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Structures sets escaped destruction and found their way into the philatelic market.

US Stamps

12/08/2016

How planning and preparation can improve your experience at first-day events

For serious collectors, these public events can be a highlight of their hobby activities. Here's how to get ready for them.

US Stamps

12/08/2016

Two U.S. stamps in first week of 2017

The U.S. Postal Service will continue its Lunar New Year Series with a new stamp on Jan. 5, 2017. A new Love stamp will be issued two days later.

Auctions

12/07/2016

Priciest lots in Grosvenor’s Great Britain sale should come as no shock

The auction house after the sale said, "Once again the stamp market has failed to panic at a time of worldwide financial uncertainty."

Auctions

12/06/2016

Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

The lots included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

US Stamps

12/06/2016

APS plans future shows, possible international in 2021

In its Dec. 6 meeting, the American Philatelic Society board chose sites for its 2019 winter show and the 2020 summer show.

Auctions

12/06/2016

Vaccari sale features cover sent from San Marino to fledgling Kingdom of Italy

Bidding on the neat little cover began at €6,500 and ended at €16,000, or $17,000. Vaccari does not charge a buyer’s fee.

Auctions

12/06/2016

Errors, freaks, and oddities highlight Regency-Superior Chicagopex sale

While some stamp errors can strike the uncommitted as picayune or downright ugly, there is no question that many are breathtaking and noteworthy.

Auctions

12/05/2016

Handwritten letter from Fidel Castro: How much did Siegel sell it for?

The 1958 letter describes recent action and concludes with the words “¡buena suerte!” (good luck!) and his distinctive signature, “FideCastro”.

Auctions

12/05/2016

Large Dragon stamp triples its estimate at Kelleher and Rogers sale

Also offered was a withdrawn set of 1953 People’s Republic of China stamps honoring the 35th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution.

Auctions

12/05/2016

What an ‘impossible to improve upon’ 1851 1¢ Franklin sold for at Bennett auction

It was awarded a grade of 100 jumbo by Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) in 2008, the only example to attain that top grade.

Auctions

12/04/2016

Why a block of 2¢ Queen Victoria stamps topped $10K at Eastern sale

The imperforate block (Scott 77e) is believed to be the only one surviving with the plate imprint from the top of the sheet still attached.

World Stamps

12/04/2016

The stamp Denmark issued to mark 150 years without serfdom

The Danish postal administration had been soliciting new stamp designs through competitions throughout the 1930s, and announced a contest for the intended Abolition of Villenage issue in January 1938.