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Born April 18: Leopold Stokowski Born April 18: Leopold Stokowski
The 32¢ stamp honoring conductor Leopold Stokowski (Scott 3158) was issued Sept. 12, 1997, in the eight-stamp Classical Composers and Conductors set of the American Music series. (Read more...)

Postiljonen publishes new Postiljonen publishes new 'Fakes Forgeries & Experts Journal'
The release of the 18th edition of the Fakes Forgeries & Experts Journal, a publication that informs collectors about fakes and forged items and also explains how philatelic experts work, will coincides with the London 2015 Europhilex stamp exhibition taking place May 13-16 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, in London (Read more...)

Kelleher sales offering aerophilately, Ryukyus, Canada, more Kelleher sales offering aerophilately, Ryukyus, Canada, more
A burned cover from the 1937 crash of the German airship Hindenburg is among the items offered in an upcoming auction by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions. (Read more...)

Finland puts its rock stars on new stamps: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

1st 2016 Scott eCatalogue released, new Water Lilies envelopes detailed: Week 1st 2016 Scott eCatalogue released, new Water Lilies envelopes detailed: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp
Stamp collecting has received a good deal of coverage in the mainstream media of late, courtesy of a misattributed quote that appears on the United States Maya Angelou forever stamp issued April 7. (Read more...)

Born April 17: Thornton Wilder Born April 17: Thornton Wilder
Thornton Niven Wilder, born April 17, 1897, in Madison, Wis., is best known for writing Our Town, a play that he described as "not necessarily a picture of life in a small village in New Hampshire, but an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life (Read more...)

Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942 Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942
Every now and then someone who shares our hobby demonstrates that they have lost their perspective when it comes to stamp collecting. (Read more...)

Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games
From July 25 to Aug. 2, the Special Olympics World Games are taking place in Los Angeles, Calif., with the participation of 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries. (Read more...)

Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps
The world’s first adhesive postage stamp was issued May 6, 1840, as part of sweeping postal reforms in Great Britain (Read more...)

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