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Australian gems from Sterling collection in Aug. 12 auction Australian gems from Sterling collection in Aug. 12 auction
On Aug. 12, the Australian auction firm Mossgreen sold the second and third parts of the Julian Sterling collection. Part 1 of the sale was reviewed in Linn’s July 21. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Look for 6¢ Eagle airmail panes Look for 6¢ Eagle airmail panes
United States — On May 14, 1938, the U.S. Post Office Department issued a bicolor 6¢ Eagle Holding Shield airmail stamp (Scott C23). T (Read more...)

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 selects three auction firms
The first three firms selected to hold major auctions during World Stamp Show-NY 2016 are Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions and Auktions­haus Christoph Gaertner. (Read more...)

Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp sells out Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp sells out
Less than five months after it was issued, the United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp (Scott 4893) is sold out at Stamp Fulfillment Services. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Lindau courier service Four nations commemorate the Lindau courier service
Stamps from four countries honor an alpine courier service that began in the 14th century. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua for more than a decade
The 150th anniversary of the end of the United States Civil War will take place in 2015. (Read more...)

British Locomotives booklet issued
Great Britain’s Royal Mail issued a Classic Locomotives of Wales stamp booklet Sept. 18. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cities and towns competing Cities and towns competing for new residents and businesses
Towns using the mails to advertise for new residents or to lure businesses have been the subject of U.S. Stamp Notes columns of the past. Shown here are three more examples of covers that use the backs to promote towns. (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: George Bowlsby’s patent coupon essay George Bowlsby’s patent coupon essay
Since the day that I received my first Bowlsby coupon essay (Scott 63-E13) in an approval selection from Falk Finkelburg, it has been a favorite of mine. This small piece of paper has a fabulous story to tell. (Read more...)

The APS Stampshow at Hartford was a fantastic display of our amazing hobby
The American Philatelic Society Stampshow is the biggest annual stamp show in the country, and it puts on a wonderful display of our hobby for all who attend. (Read more...)

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