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Stamp Market Tips: Ethiopia’s Victor Emmanuel III set Ethiopia’s Victor Emmanuel III set
Ethiopia — While the market for most Italian stamps of all periods remains generally sluggish, the same cannot be said of Italian colonies stamps. I (Read more...)

Scarce Two-Penny shade sells in Spink auction Scarce Two-Penny shade sells in Spink auction
Spink offered the Joanne and Edward Dauer collection of Great Britain April 14 in London. (Read more...)

New stamps of the World: Geese and porcupines Geese and porcupines on two joint issues
Taiwan and China issued stamps in early May “to strengthen collaboration between the cross-strait post services,” according to the new-issue announcement from Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post. (Read more...)

Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement
This January 1976 South African aerogram is a mess — torn and soiled, with a chunk missing from the 9¢ Angelfish stamp of 1974 (Scott 415) — but the large boxed bilingual Afrikaans and English handstamped marking in red ink, “Destroy After Reading,” helps explain why. (Read more...)

Australia honors G20 summit Australia honors G20 summit
Australia issued a 70¢ stamp June 3 to commemorate the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Private mailing service Private mailing service collected, sorted mail, providing households a discount mailing option
If the name Bryan Pulliam does not sound familiar, you have probably not come across his private mailing service, Postal Presort Inc. (PPI). (Read more...)

Two press sheets sold out; others to go off sale Arizona Memorial, Potter press sheets sold out; others to go off sale
Two recent press sheets issued by the United States Postal Service have sold out. (Read more...)

U.S.-Britain Peace stamps called off as WWI exploded United States-Britain Peace stamps called off as World War I exploded
War is destructive on a scale from immense to minute, and among the lesser casualties of World War I were a pair of United States postage stamps intended for release in 1914. (Read more...)

Stamp expertizing: more than just identification
John Hotchner’s periodic Linn’s U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing, as well as Editor Charles Snee’s desire to see more articles in Linn’s on this important subject, prompts me to contribute a synopsis of the expertizing process. (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: Value changes in Vol. 3 Thousands of German, British and Italian value changes in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott
There are a large number of value changes among the listings for Germany, Great Britain and Italy in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains stamp listings for countries of the world G through I. (Read more...)

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