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French Equatorial Africa airmail Stamp Market Tips: French Equatorial Africa airmail
French Equatorial Africa —French colonies are very popular among collectors. From the 1920s on, most French colonies stamps have appealing production values. Many are colorful with striking designs and exotic subjects. (Read more...)

Fall National Postage Stamp Show bourse full
The American Stamp Dealers Association reports that the dealer bourse has sold out for the Fall 2014 National Postage Stamp Show to take place Oct. 2 (Read more...)

Worldwide advance orders for Tom of Finland souvenir sheet Worldwide advance orders for Tom of Finland souvenir sheet
Finland’s post office, Itella, reported Sept. 8 that advance orders for its Tom of Finland souvenir sheet have been delivered to 178 countries, including Sweden, Great Britain, the United States and France. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Machin stamps overprinted Machin stamps were overprinted for different purposes
Collectors of British stamps occasionally encounter Machin definitives that bear overprints. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: The story of New Guinea’s evolution The story of New Guinea’s evolution told through its stamps
New Guinea is the world’s second largest island, a little more than one-third as large as the world’s largest island, Greenland. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: world records, play music New stamps commemorate and break records, play music
Four stamps from Guyana commemorate the recent auction of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for a record sum. (Read more...)

Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20 Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20
Crime fighting comic book super hero Batman is the subject of a new eight-stamp set from the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10 Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10
The United States Postal Service is offering five new stamped envelopes with wintry stamp designs. (Read more...)

Italy’s 1903 issue formalized payment for urgent mail Italy’s issue of 1903 formalized payment for urgent mail service
A local coffee shop here in central Pennsylvania has a large framed image of the Italian 1903 25-centesimo stamp (Scott E1) as a wall decoration, in the apparent belief that the special delivery stamp was an advertisement for espresso coffee. (Read more...)

2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog: 30,000 value changes, many new listings
The Scott catalog editors are just days away from finishing the final online proofing and sending the pages of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 to the printer. (Read more...)

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