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Scott Classic Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 is now available for purchase. I (Read more...)

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Breaking Stamp News

Winter Fun stamped envelopes temporarily unavailable Winter Fun stamped envelopes temporarily unavailable
One of the three packs of 10 United States Winter-themed forever stamped envelopes issued Oct. 1 were temporarily removed from sale. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

U.S. Stamp Notes: Christmas seal earliest uses A bumper crop of updates for Christmas seal earliest uses
It has been an exceptional year for new reports of earliest known uses (EKUs) of United States Christmas seals released in 1908 to 1935. T (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Postal history in Dec. 8-12 Rumsey auction Postal history in Dec. 8-12 Rumsey auction; Graham naval covers, free franks and more
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions will present its huge winter sale Dec. 8-11, followed by an auction of the Robert Karrer collection of Charleston postal history on Dec. 1 (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: First Latvian issues First Latvian issues made good use of German army castoffs
Recycling was a matter of practical necessity long before the word was coined and assumed its modern connotation of environmental good practice. A case in point is the first stamps of Latvia, issued Dec. 18, 1918 (Scott 1 and 2). (Read more...)

Postal News

Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake in December
Santa Claus, a small community in Indiana, is continuing its annual tradition of providing a special Christmas cancel. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Editing, valuing for the 2016 Scott catalogs is well underway; market generally stable
Vol.1 of the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue will not be published until next April, about five months from now as I write in early November. (Read more...)