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Scott eCatalogues provide the content without having to lug around a heavy book
In case you missed the announcement several months ago, online editions of the Scott catalogs are now available for purchase at scottonline.com. (Read more...)

The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge
To the keen eye of a collector of British postal history, the postage charge of “1/3½” (1 shilling, 3 and a halfpence) marked at upper left on the front of the folded wrapper shown nearby begs for further investigation. (Read more...)

Australia’s conversion to decimal currency triggered new stamps Australia’s conversion to decimal currency triggered new stamps
On Feb. 14, 1966, Australia joined most of the rest of the world by converting its national currency from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency consisting of 100 cents to the dollar. (Read more...)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps at Postal Museum Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps at Postal Museum
Scenes captured from the television production Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer debut Nov. 6 on four United States stamps to be issued in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Goldberg offers Icelandic rarities, Buss collection Goldberg offers Icelandic rarities, Buss collection
The Nov. 14 Philatelic and Space public auction by Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers will offer the estate collection of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and the Dallingr collection of Iceland and Greenland. (Read more...)

Three versions of Santa, Madonna and Child on Canada’s four new Christmas stamps Three versions of Santa, Madonna and Child on Canada’s four new Christmas stamps
Canada Post is celebrating Christmas this year with three whimsical Santa stamps and a single Madonna and Child stamp. (Read more...)

World record realization set for unissued Australian stamps World record realization set for unissued Australian stamps
Changing hands for the first time since 1936, a unique block of six of an unissued 2-penny King Edward VIII stamp set a new world record price for an Australian philatelic item Oct. 1 (Read more...)

Fish featured on 22nd set in U.N. Endangered Species series Fish featured on 22nd set in U.N. Endangered Species series
A dozen species of fish are pictured on the United Nations Postal Administration’s Endangered Species stamps issued Oct. 23. (Read more...)

Scott U.S. Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers is now available for purchase. A complete review of the U.S. market yielded more than 7,800 value changes spread throughout the catalog. (Read more...)

Spotlight: The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1 The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1: How stamp collecting came to the United States
European Prelude (Read more...)

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