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ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at Americover ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at August Americover show
The Washington Press has been a major supporter of the American First Day Cover Society since the founding of the AFDCS in 1955. Washington Press produces ArtCraft Cachets, a staple of FDC collecting. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Internet research Internet research helps to bring postal history items alive
The Internet is an amazing tool for making postal history items come alive. Take the cover shown in Figure 1, for example. (Read more...)

EBay ends stamp oversight program; Linn’s digital delivery two days earlier
Linn’s reported last week that eBay, the giant online commerce site, decided to shutter its popular oversight programs that helped identify and remove problematic stamp listings. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set
Burkina Faso — This landlocked West African nation was formerly the French colony of Upper Volta, so named because it encompasses the headwaters and upper drainage area of the Volta River. I (Read more...)

Linn Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - July 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, remained fairly steady over the last three months, with a minimal decrease noted. (Read more...)

Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers
Iceland issued two self-adhesive Europa stamps March 27. However, one is soakable, while the other is not, and design errors are to blame. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: posters on stamps Circus, movie, advertising and recruitment posters on stamps
Collectors have praised the colorful designs of the United States Postal Service’s Vintage Circus Posters forever stamps issued May 5. (Read more...)

Farmers Markets stamps debut Aug. 7 at Freshfarm Market Farmers Markets stamps debut Aug. 7 at Freshfarm Market
Four Farmers Markets forever stamps will be issued Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C., and will be placed on sale nationwide the same day. (Read more...)

Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned
The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November. (Read more...)

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