World Stamps

01/22/2017

Born Jan. 22: U Thant

By Michael Baadke

Burmese educator and diplomat U Thant served as secretary general of the United Nations for 10 years following the death of Dag Hammarskjold.

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World Stamps

01/22/2017

What makes Swiss Pro Juventute stamps so special?

For early photogravure printing before the advent of computer-controlled presses, the Swiss Pro Juventute stamps are right up there at the top in quality.

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World Stamps

01/22/2017

Born Jan. 22: U Thant

Burmese educator and diplomat U Thant served as secretary general of the United Nations for 10 years following the death of Dag Hammarskjold.

Auctions

01/21/2017

Long-absent Jenny Invert: When and where Hindman is selling it

Absent from public view for almost a century, the whereabouts of this stamp were unknown until it was brought to light Jan. 3.

World Stamps

01/21/2017

A stamp set that is not valued in Scott catalogs, but still sought after

The lack of values in this case means that the Scott editors did not have enough sales data to establish values for this set.

World Stamps

01/21/2017

How Britain’s regional stamps have changed over the years

In response to public demand, in 1958, the British Post Office issued stamps for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man.

US Stamps

01/21/2017

Born Jan. 21: Stonewall Jackson

After serving in 1846-48 Mexican-American War, Stonewall Jackson became a prominent Confederate military leader in the Civil War.

US Stamps

01/20/2017

Army Sergeant’s whimsical ‘free’ labels found on World War II covers

“Free” and other decorative labels on soldier’s mail of World War II are not often seen, but there are many different examples that can be found.

Auctions

01/20/2017

Lovely Cape of Good Hope color error highlights massive Gaertner auction

In the 36th of its trademark gargantuan sales, the auction firm of Christoph Gaertner will be offering a broad range of worldwide philatelic material.

World Stamps

01/20/2017

Canada’s final five UNESCO World Heritage Sites stamps: What’s on them?

The UNESCO World Heritage sites are designated by the United Nations for preservation as places of outstanding cultural, natural, and historic importance.

US Stamps

01/20/2017

New 1983 Official Mail error variety discovered, postmark honors Trump’s Inauguration Day: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, explained why FDC servicing might be quicker in 2017, and we why a Canal Zone postal card is worth looking out for.

World Stamps

01/20/2017

There are stamps paying tribute to Donald Trump as president, but they’re not from the U.S.

Even before the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, Donald Trump had already been honored on a handful of stamps.

World Stamps

01/20/2017

Born Jan. 20: DeForest Kelley

American actor DeForest Kelley found fame as chief medical officer Leonard McCoy on the TV series Star Trek, and in a series of Star Trek feature films.

World Stamps

01/19/2017

Navigating the International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors website

The International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors site has lots of free information, and also includes links to member-only benefits.

World Stamps

01/19/2017

Ancient history on new stamps from Royal Mail

The stamps “give a timeline across thousands of years of history, from a glimpse of Stone Age ritual of 11,000 years ago, to the Iron Age of some 300 BC.”