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Stamps have been in the news a fair bit of late.
1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana finds new collector owner after 34 years
After months of hype and anticipation, the fate of the world’s most valuable stamp was decided in a matter of minutes June 17 at the Sotheby’s auction gallery in New York City.
Stellar Brandon CSA collection, long hidden, reveals its beauty to a new generation
To say that Ralph Brandon had a passion for collecting the stamps and postal history of the Confederate States of America is an understatement.
Collectors Club of Chicago publishes new book on development of postage dues
Harry K. Charles has pursued United States postage due stamps with passion and zeal for many decades.
Everyone benefits from greater public involvement in the stamp process
asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B
Secure future for stamp collecting means developing, nurturing new stamp dealers
We receive with great regularity letters from readers who lament the graying of the hobby. With each passing year, they remind us, the average stamp collector is getting older.
Stamp expertizing: more than just identification
John Hotchner’s periodic
U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing, as well as Editor Charles Snee’s desire to see more articles in
on this important subject, prompts me to contribute a synopsis of the expertizing process.
Editor's Insights: British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned
The June 17 auction of the legendary 1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana, often described as the world’s most famous stamp, is almost upon us.
Village Post Offices — are they really worth it for the USPS?
The United States Postal Service introduced yet another program in July 2011 to sell stamps somewhere other than a normal post office.
Assembling a nice collection of covers with handstamp postmarks can be fun
I’ve never been a fan of the spray-on postmarks that the United States Postal Service uses to cancel almost all first-class mail.
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