insightsThe story of Thanksgiving comes to life on postage stamps
November 26, 2012 09:58 AMThanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. You gather the family, eat too much, watch football and fall asleep. But there is more to Thanksgiving than that, and maybe some of what it was designed to do for all of us has been lost in the food and football.
insightsAppreciate the beautiful detail of recess-printed postage stamps
November 12, 2012 10:06 AMWhen asked to name a favorite stamp, many stamp collectors will select one that was recess printed. Recess printing goes by a lot of names: engraved, intaglio, line engraving, dry point, etched or gravure. These terms all refer to the initial process used to create the printing plates.