insightsStart assembling a worldwide Christmas songbook on stamps
December 23, 2014 12:53 AMGreat Britain has issued several Christmas-carol stamps, beginning with its first in 1973: a set of six (Scott 709-14) that tell the story of "Good King Wenceslas" in pictures that the 1853 carol provides in verse.
insightsWhat treasures might be undetected in your collections?
December 09, 2013 10:07 AMFigure 1 illustrates an 1816 stampless cover that was forgotten in an album containing worldwide stampless covers. I had not looked at them for a while, and probably had not looked at many of them very carefully to begin with.
insightsTips for building your own philatelic reference library at home
June 24, 2013 05:04 PMStamp collecting is a robustly varied hobby, full of highways, byways and tangents by which a single-country collection, for example, can surprisingly veer in other directions and turn into a multiplicity of associated collections.
insightsChallenge of acknowledgment of receipt stamps is use on cover
May 13, 2013 10:54 AM
insightsSleuthing skills and books resolve stamp identity problems
April 22, 2013 03:24 PMSometimes pages in a collection will have stamps from one country mounted on pages for another. At other times, stamps might be mounted helter-skelter on blank pages. In a recent find, three pages in a collection were labeled "unknown," with dozens of unidentified stamps gracing the pages.
insightsThere is more to stamp collecting than collecting stamps
February 25, 2013 04:56 PMIf you are reading this you are probably a stamp collector. Perhaps you collect the stamps of a single country, such as the United States or Germany. Maybe you collect stamps from all over the world, but limit this collection to a specific time period.
insightsYou can trace a nation's genealogy through its postage stamps
February 11, 2013 09:16 AMCollecting stamps from all over the world seems to be a lost art. Fewer of us tackle the challenge of working on a collection that will never be complete, but those of us who do attempt it experience the joy of delving into global history and geography.
insightsStart the year, learn history with a new stamp collection
January 14, 2013 09:31 AMHave you ever noticed that stamp collectors have a better grasp of history than most people? There is a good reason for this. Stamps do a fine job of documenting historical events in an engaging and memorable way.