US Stamps

12/02/2016

The collectible newspaper stamps of Wells Fargo

By Henry Gitner and Rick Miller

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

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World Stamps

12/02/2016

The story of Switzerland’s World War II 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.

US Stamps

12/02/2016

One stunning stamp discovery made and 40 new 2017 U.S. issues announced: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we delved into why the latest FIP election is causing tension in top philatelic circles.

Postal Updates

12/02/2016

Don’t look for major postal legislation from lame duck Congress

Congress, now in its lame duck session, is not likely to pass legislation to improve the financial picture of the U.S. Postal Service.

US Stamps

12/01/2016

Historic contents can lurk inside ordinary covers

Many covers that appear ordinary on the outside contain enclosures that are significant to the overall value of the cover.

US Stamps

12/01/2016

Two varieties that have confused collectors for nearly 50 years

Collectors often ask about these items and even submit them for expertizing, wondering or hoping that they might be rare errors.

Postal Updates

11/29/2016

Popular forever stamps a headache for postal auditors

United States forever stamps have been a big hit with the public. But for postal auditors, they’ve been something of a headache.

US Stamps

11/29/2016

Council for Postal Collectors to be formed after recent summit meeting

The new group of hobby leaders will consider a summary of points from the Summit on the Future of Philately and develop action plans.

World Stamps

11/28/2016

Why the recent FIP election is stirring up strong dissent among the APS and others

The United States and Great Britain were unexpectedly shut out from philately’s worldwide organizing body.

World Stamps

11/27/2016

New Luxembourg semipostal shows Ford Model T

A 1924 green Model T assembled by Ford France in Bordeaux is pictured on a semipostal in the Cars of Yesteryear series.

Postal Updates

11/27/2016

Pearl Harbor attack remembered on new pictorial postmarks

Two pictorial postmarks in this week’s listings commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese military attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

World Stamps

11/27/2016

Views of a minimalist Christmas: keeping the stamp designs simple

For this year’s Christmas stamps, several postal administrations appear to have taken a minimalist approach in design.

US Stamps

11/26/2016

Getting into the Christmas spirit with new cartoon caption contest

There's something weird about this 1988 U.S. Christmas stamp, which makes it an ideal candidate for the December cartoon caption contest.