Auctions

09/27/2016

Schwarzenbach auction in Zurich includes popular Swiss cantonals

By Michael Baadke

While very strong in Switzerland, the auction also features Germany, and other European and worldwide material.

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Auctions

09/27/2016

Schwarzenbach auction in Zurich includes popular Swiss cantonals

While very strong in Switzerland, the auction also features Germany, and other European and worldwide material.

US Stamps

09/26/2016

Kane to retire in January as director of National Postal Museum

Allen R. Kane, a former United States Postal Service executive who turned the National Postal Museum’s focus to stamps, announced Sept. 26 that he will retire as director of the museum in January 2017.

Auctions

09/26/2016

Upcoming H.R. Harmer sale: What are the top lots?

The 3,012th sale by the California auction firm H.R. Harmer will take place Oct. 13-15 with a notably diverse selection of United States and worldwide individual lots and collections.

US Stamps

09/26/2016

Born Sept. 26: George Gershwin

American composer George Gershwin created some of the 20th century's greatest music, including Rhapsody in Blue and many popular songs.

Auctions

09/25/2016

Gaertner’s October auction caps a decade of growth for the auction house

In the decade since its first sale in 2006, the company has grown by acquiring other auction firms, while the size of Gaertner’s sales, which happen three or four times a year, has also mushroomed.

World Stamps

09/25/2016

Stamps for a cause: Canadian kids benefit from new semipostals

Funds raised through semipostal stamp sales, along with donations from Canada Post customers and employees, allowed the foundation to grant $6 million to 369 community projects since 2012.

US Stamps

09/25/2016

Proof that the D.C. Dead Letter Office was still alive after 1917

In the past, the author incorrectly assumed that the Washington, D.C., Dead Letter Office wasn't operating after 1917.

US Stamps

09/25/2016

Born Sept. 25: Mark Hamill

American actor Mark Hamill has been shown on stamps from the United States and Great Britain in his Star Wars role as Luke Skywalker.

US Stamps

09/24/2016

Breaking down the newly revealed 2017 U.S. stamps, from Kennedy to the queen conch

Headlining the group of 13 products is a forever stamp honoring President John F. Kennedy 100 years after his birth, though it is certainly not the only eye-catcher.

World Stamps

09/24/2016

USPS not the only postal administration issuing fruit stamps in 2016

The United States Postal Service has issued definitive stamps this year picturing pears, grapes, and apples. Other postal administrations also have featured these fruits on recent stamps.

World Stamps

09/24/2016

Why so many New Zealand stamps feature lighthouses

Lighthouses serve as important symbols on New Zealand stamps that were made for a particular government department.

US Stamps

09/24/2016

Born Sept. 24: Jim Henson

The creative mind of Jim Henson contributed to the world of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and left a worldwide legacy of entertainment.

Postal Updates

09/23/2016

Remembering World War II with a new postmark

An event in Tennessee that includes public battle and encampment re-enactments and other 1940s-era activities now has a postmark.

World Stamps

09/23/2016

Stamp to look for from 51 years’ worth of Spanish Sahara issues: Tip of the Week

Although they were never as widely collected as British and French colonial issues, Spanish colonies have an active and dedicated following.