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.
April 25, 2016 11:10 AMStar Trek stamp for ‘Scotty’ actor James Doohan The fourth stamp revealed in Canada Post's planned Star Trek set honors actor James Doohan as chief engineer Montgomery Scott. Earlier stamps revealed feature the characters Kirk and Spock, and the starship Enterprise.
April 25, 2016 10:40 AMNational Parks set wraps up with Yellowstone National Park Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park each year draws more than 3 million visitors enjoying its expansive wilderness. The bison on the upcoming forever stamp symbolize the many species of mammals found in the park.
April 22, 2016 12:08 AMRegency-Superior philatelic auction in St. Louis May 14-15 features U.S. classic inverts Two attention grabbers in this sale are U.S. classics with inverted centers: the 1869 15¢ brown and blue type II Landing of Columbus (Scott 119b) and the 1901 4¢ brown and black Pan-American Automobile stamp (296a).
April 22, 2016 10:23 AMGyrocopter pilot who landed at U.S. Capitol sentenced to four months in prison A former United States Postal Service letter carrier from Florida was sentenced April 21 to four months in prison for flying his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds in what a federal judge branded an act of “self-aggrandizement.”
April 22, 2016 08:47 AMA tough first year for Postmaster General Megan Brennan It’s been a rough start for the nation’s 74th postmaster general. Since taking office in February 2015, Megan J. Brennan has endured setback after setback in her attempts to right the troubled United States Postal Service.