Auctions

12/04/2016

Inverted Jenny tops Siegel sale of Irwin Weinberg collection

By Matthew Healey, New York Correspondent

Though his days as caretaker of the 1¢ Magenta were behind him, Weinberg's inventory included many other rare and important stamps.

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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.

Auctions

12/04/2016

The set of Bavarian mint sheets that brought $1.68 million at Gaertner sale

Many of the sheets in the set, which were described as “museum-quality,” were unique or one of just two surviving.

Auctions

12/04/2016

Inverted Jenny tops Siegel sale of Irwin Weinberg collection

Though his days as caretaker of the 1¢ Magenta were behind him, Weinberg's inventory included many other rare and important stamps.

World Stamps

12/03/2016

The quads, crosses and costs of the first Austria and Lombardy-Venetia stamps

Sergio Sismondo concludes his series with the quads, crosses and costs of those first Austria and Lombardy-Venetia stamps.

World Stamps

12/03/2016

A set of classic stamps that will make you feel young again: Tip of the Week

Collecting classics has increased in popularity recently, as collectors have tried to recapture the joy of their youth.

US Stamps

12/03/2016

It’s time to cast your ballot in Linn’s U.S. stamp popularity poll

Linn’s 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll is a fun way to express your opinion on the stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. Vote today!

World Stamps

12/03/2016

What France’s special Sinking Fund stamps raised money for

The heading “Sinking Fund Issues” appears in Scott’s France semipostal listings. These three words introduce 18 stamps with an unusual story.

US Stamps

12/03/2016

Linn’s 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll opens

In 2016, the number of stamps issued by the USPS rose to 154, including 15 stamp varieties issued without die cuts.

US Stamps

12/03/2016

Online voting open for 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll

In 2016, the United States Postal Service issued 154 varieties of stamps and postal stationery.

World Stamps

12/02/2016

Why was this 1970 cover from Rhodesia rejected?

Rhodesia’s postage was not recognized as internationally valid in the 1970s because of the government’s political maneuvering.

World Stamps

12/02/2016

The story of Switzerland’s World War I Peace commemoratives

The set seems well suited to this time of year when so many of us give thanks and pause to consider the value of human harmony and cooperation.

World Stamps

12/02/2016

Explore stamps from the world’s largest island: Stamp Collecting Basics

Getting to know something about almost every country that has ever existed is one of the benefits of collecting stamps from around the world.

US Stamps

12/02/2016

The collectible newspaper stamps of Wells Fargo

Many of the newspaper stamps are pricey, but some are quite affordable, especially in unused condition.