World Stamps

04/24/2017

Belarus Marc Chagall souvenir sheet in demand

The mint Belarus Marc Chagall souvenir sheet (Scott 54) is valued at $40. Both values are italicized, which means the Scott editors do not have sufficient market data to establish firm retail values.

Auctions

04/24/2017

Treasures 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.

World Stamps

04/23/2017

Isle of Man hides logo, other information in Freemasonry stamps

The Isle of Man Post Office has added a hidden logo to its set of six stamps celebrating 300 years of English Freemasonry’s first Grand Lodge.

Postal Updates

04/23/2017

USPS offers pictorial postmark commemorating U.S. entry into World War I

The artwork on the square or diamond-shape postmark shows a WWI-era biplane in flight with rocky peaks in the background. Three stars are featured in the upper point of the postmark.

US Stamps

04/23/2017

Tell us what the submarine commander on this stamp might be thinking

Your challenge for the May cartoon caption contest. Put yourself at the periscope on the 29¢ Officer at Periscope stamp from the 1994 Road to Victory pane of 10 that was part of the World War II series.

World Stamps

04/22/2017

Rosenblum launches series to celebrate Britain’s Machin stamps’ 50th anniversary

The definitives, one of the longest-running series of regular stamp issues, feature British artist Arnold Machin’s sculpted portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

World Stamps

04/22/2017

Finlandia 2017 souvenir sheet celebrates philatelist jeweler Agathon Faberge

Collectors from more than 40 countries will participate in this exhibition, being held under Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA) patronage and with International Federation of Philately (FIP) recognition.

World Stamps

04/22/2017

The United Nations World Heritage Sites booklet worth pursuing

Modern U.N. booklets all have the World Heritage Sites theme. They are beautiful, and the stamps inside can only be acquired by buying the booklets.

US Stamps

04/22/2017

Here’s all you need to know about second U.S. stamp for Henry David Thoreau

The nondenominated (49¢) Henry David Thoreau stamp will be welcomed with an 11 a.m. first-day ceremony at Walden Pond State Reservation Visitors Center, 915 Walden St., Concord, Mass.

World Stamps

04/21/2017

United Nations continues long-running Endangered Species series

The U.N. stamps will be issued in panes of 16, each with four se-tenant (side-by-side) designs. There is a separate pane for each U.N. post office.

World Stamps

04/21/2017

Machins retain consistency over 50 years amid continual change

Why has the Machin design endured and thrived for five decades? There are several reasons.

US Stamps

04/21/2017

There was a time when U.S. stamps were valid on U.N. mail

The United Nations Postal Administration issues its own stamps for use from the post office at U.N. headquarters in New York City, but there was a time when United States stamps were used on U.N. mail.

US Stamps

04/21/2017

2012 Four Flag coil stamps counterfeited, rare Jefferson stamp heads to auction: Week’s Most Read

In other top stories, we learn it took quite some time for John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, to appear on a U.S. stamp, and a new Flag For All Seasons coil error was sold on eBay.

US Stamps

04/20/2017

Mailed envelopes illustrate two types of nonprofit discounted rates

To qualify for these special discount rates, at least 200 identical pieces, or 20 pounds of identical pieces, must be in a special bulk/quantity-discount rate mailing.