insightsThe Russian connection: many ties to stamp-issuing entities
January 31, 2011 04:54 PMRussia has suffered a great deal in the past 200 years, and that is reflected in stamps connected with Russia being scattered through the volumes of the ScottStandard Postage Stamp Catalogue like jacks in a canasta deck.
insightsStamp collecting terms have changed greatly over the years
January 24, 2011 04:59 PMOlder stamps were elaborately designed with scrolls and fancy ornaments. Today's cleaner stamp designs have eliminated much of that, but collectors still use the names for the different parts of those elaborately designed stamps of yesteryear.