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Basel, Switzerland, issued its first postage stamp July 1, 1845. The stamp, featuring a dove, was Basel’s first and only stamp.
Also this week, the May U.S. Stamp Notes cartoon caption contest has a nautical theme.
What’s new for the 2018 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue? The recently published set of Vols. 2A and 2B offers almost 12,000 value changes and numerous editorial enhancements.
Seeking out U.S. items overseas can be especially rewarding, because the competition tends to be less intense, and therefore the bidding is lower.
The purpose of stamps have shifted over the last few decades. Apfelbaum's latest blog highlights the changes in the global significance of stamps.
04/25/2017ATA executive director Vera Felts named 2017 Distinguished Topical Philatelist In other areas of the hobby, Felts founded a youth stamp club at the Science Center in Carbondale, Ill., in 1999. She has edited the newsletter of the Southern Illinois Stamp Club for the last 15 years, and cofounded the club’s Sirpex local show. A life member of the American Philatelic Society, she coordinated its newsletter exchange for eight years.
04/25/2017Pan-American invert among eye-catching stamps in Harmer-Schau’s Pipex sale The auction consists of 762 lots from 51 owners. A top item among the U.S. offerings is a sound unused example of the 1901 1¢ green and black Pan-American Fast Lake Navigation stamp with center inverted (Scott 294a).
04/24/2017Treasures up for sale during six Robert Siegel auctions include Position 76 Jenny Invert The other five sales in this series will offer the Deane R. Briggs collection of Florida in the Civil War, U.S. and Confederate States postal history, the Steven Walske collection of North American blockade run mail and French royal packet mail, U.S. stamps, and the Vaquero collection of U.S. essays and proofs.