May 04, 2016 03:49 PMEgypt 1938 King Farouk 18th Birthday stamp: Tip of the Week King Farouk of Egypt was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Cairo. Although technically succeeded for 11 months by his infant son, Fuad II, he was effectively the last ruler of the dynasty founded by the first khedive of Egypt, Mohammed Ali.
May 04, 2016 02:51 PMList of covers showing mail movement methods continues to grow: U.S. Stamp Notes A few years ago, I discussed covers that show evidence of unusual mail-carrying methods (Linn’s, Aug. 26, 2013). Since then, I’ve found more covers showing additional methods, and Linn’s readers have reported others. It seems like it is a good time to update the list.
April 29, 2016 01:54 PMMalagasy Republic FAO anniversary set is scarce: Stamp Market Tips One issue that was not widely advertised was a set of two 1995 airmail stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of the United Nations (Scott C200B-C200C).
April 27, 2016 04:02 PMNorth American international stamp exhibitions, a personal odyssey: Washington 2006 and New York 2016 Ken Lawrence continues his narrative about the past 30 years of international stamp shows held in North America as prelude to the New York 2016 pageant that opens at the end of May.
April 27, 2016 12:30 AMPortugal’s 1924 Camoens set of 31 stamps failed as a fundraiser: Classic Stamps of the World Disdaining ordinary semipostals, the Portugal postal administration and the Red Cross hatched a complex scheme in 1924 intended to fund an endowment for the latter organization.
April 27, 2016 12:11 AMDanish West Indies’ first postage dues found with different types: Nordic Stamp Scene The simple 1902 postage due set of four stamps becomes more complicated for the collector checking minute design variations. Known forgeries of the four stamps add another challenge.