June 20, 2017 09:00 AMAPS donates half a million stamps; Regency-Superior demise causes heartache If cutting and pasting stamps to create collages exposes children to stamps and teaches them a profound history lesson, a few thousand stamps might be a small price to pay for introducing children to stamps.
June 04, 2017 09:00 AMOldest-known letter posted through the mails from Florida shines at Siegel sale The letter traveled by ship via Philadelphia. A manuscript “Sh. 6” indicates that postage of 6 pence was collected — 2p for the ship passage and 4p for the overland trip to its destination in Norfolk
June 03, 2017 08:00 AMVintage 1939 Baseball Centennial die proof hits home run at May 12 Harmers auction Among the notable philatelic forgeries in the sale, a cover bearing an 1847 5¢ Franklin (Scott 1), tied by fake “Steamer 5” cancels, sold for $318, while a cover with an 1847 10¢ Washington (2) and fake “Hunstville Ala.” and “10” in a circle of stars cancels brought $737.
May 09, 2017 07:00 PMPrivate courier post blocks in May 26-27 Kelleher and Rogers auction in Hong Kong The upcoming sale from Kelleher and Rogers Fine Asian Auctions offers single stamps, sets, collections, and postal history from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, including material from the Norman Jacobs collection of South East Asia.
May 01, 2017 09:00 AMWhat attracted Stanley Gibbons bidders to this Malta John F. Kennedy stamp? After Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, countries around the world paid homage to him with stamps in his memory. Some featured the same famous photograph of Kennedy looking upward, taken by Ted Spiegel, that was recently used by the U.S. Postal Service on a forever stamp marking the centennial of Kennedy’s birth (Scott 5175).