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Kramer collection, revenues, classic stamps and more in Dec. 15-19 auctions from Siegel
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York City will offer material from two important collections in a pair of sales slated for Dec. 15 and 16.
Special Olympics, Robert Robinson Taylor, Martin Ramirez stamps to be issued in 2015
Three previously unannounced stamps for 2015 have been added to next year’s United States stamp program.
Philadelphia collector wins postmaster general’s praise
When stamp collectors look at the legacy of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, they should recall the story of Joan Tittle, a 78-year-old retired physical education teacher from Philadelphia.
Linn's 2014 stamp popularity poll opens for voting; USPS issued 125 stamps, stationery items in 2014
The United States Postal Service issued 125 varieties of stamps and postal stationery in 2014 that qualified for Scott catalog listings. The number was 33 fewer than were issued the year before and 63 fewer than in 2012.
New edition of Scott U.S. errors catalog is a must have
The new and improved 16th edition of the Scott
Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps
is now at hand.
Countries with affordable stamp programs
Another year of new issues has been chronicled, and it is time to look at the costs to obtain the new issues created every year for all of the foreign stamp-issuing entities listed in the Scott catalogs.
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
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.
Book details Spellman Museum postal history symposium
On May 2, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Mass., hosted a symposium to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary.
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).
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