July 27, 2016 05:00 PMThe story behind the airmail collection of one of the hobby’s leading ladies Recent Inverted Jenny developments, widely reported in major media outside hobby circles, reminded me of another Inverted Jenny once owned by a leading lady of our hobby that deserves to become better known.
July 27, 2016 04:19 PMSwiss stamp honors round-the-world flight of solar-powered aircraft The two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, began the journey of more than 26,000 miles on March 9, 2015, taking off from Abu Dhabi. With 16 stopovers along the way, including six in the United States, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi July 26.
July 27, 2016 01:00 PMMore than 9,100 changes recorded for Vol. 5 of 2017 Scott Standard catalog Nicaragua and Portugal are among the countries in Vol. 5 whose values reflect increases. Almost 360 value changes for the Central American country of Nicaragua reflect a healthy upward movement for these stamps.
July 25, 2016 01:00 PMNew UN souvenir sheet first to contain stamps in three different currencies In Fascination, philatelic bulletin 119, UNPA chief Thanawat Amnajanan reports that the first such sheet will be issued Aug. 10 for the 32nd Asian international stamp exhibition. This show will take place Aug. 10-15 in Bangkok, Thailand.
July 24, 2016 01:00 PMRio 2016 Games celebrated on stamps all over the globe: New Stamps of the World Brazil, the host country of the 2016 Summer Olympics, began issuing stamps promoting these Games in March 2015 and of course will continue issuing Rio 2016 Olympics stamps right up until the opening day, Aug. 5, but several other countries have or will issue stamps commemorating their participation in Rio 2016.
July 22, 2016 05:00 PMStamps tell story of Tonga, the South Pacific’s last monarchy: Stamps Down Under Little islands in the South Pacific don’t get much attention. Tonga is certainly one of the lesser known of these islands, but historically it is pretty interesting, especially when you realize that it has the only remaining monarchy in an ocean full of former monarchies.
July 22, 2016 01:00 PMCovers tell the story of Great Britain’s Decimal Day, Feb. 15, 1971 Finally. It had taken more than a century of discussion to have reached this point, but following many studies and committee reports, the announcement from the British chancellor of the exchequer came in March 1966 that the United Kingdom would decimalize the pound.
July 22, 2016 08:32 AMIsland issues its last stamps, USPS Pets stamp release on the way: Week’s Most Read Also this week, a stamp that flew past Pluto entered the Guinness Book of World Records, Norfolk Island's last stamps were the topic of the Monday Morning Brief, and WWI German war crime propaganda labels were profiled.
July 22, 2016 09:00 AMWhat is the truck driver thinking about on this stamp?: U.S. Stamp Notes This is one of a long line of U.S. stamps that were based on living models. The original photo shows Ben Winterberger behind the wheel, though by the time the final design was approved, his image had been modified into that of an anonymous truck driver.