U.S. Stamp Notes: Expertizing tools Tools can help you determine if your stamp is worth expertizing
I promised in the last expertizing column (Linn’s, April 28, page 6) that this installment would focus on the tools that expertizers use. (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: Producing plate proofs United States plate proofs printed on India paper and cardboard
Plate proofs are the result of “proving” the finished plate. Just as die proofs were used to check the accuracy of a finished die, plate proofs were used to check the accuracy of the finished plate before it went into production. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum Treasures: Letters from Liberia Finding guide helps researchers track down Liberia material
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum recently published an online finding guide to its extensive collections of Liberian philately. (Read more...)

Discover the latest in the expertizing world with Vol. 17 of ‘Fakes Forgeries Experts’
The weekend’s mail brought a pleasant surprise to my in basket: Vol. 17 of the popular Fakes Forgeries Experts series that gives the reader an insider’s view of the fascinating world of expertizing. (Read more...)

Vatican honors Charlie Chaplin on stamp Vatican honors Charlie Chaplin on stamp
In addition to commemorating popes and saints, stamps from Vatican City honor artists in many fields, including painting, music and literature. (Read more...)

Eastern Auctions offers Canadian classics Eastern Auctions offers Canadian classics, errors and more in May 29-30 auction
Remarkable classic stamps of Canada are offered alongside choice modern errors in the May 29-30 public auction by Eastern Auctions Ltd. (Read more...)

Canadian UNESCO commemorative set May 16 Canadian commemorative set issued May 16 honors UNESCO sites
Canada Post honored five Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Sites with five commemorative stamps issued May 16. (Read more...)

Brazil Brazil unveils new brand
Brazil’s post office, Correios, introduced a new logo, or brand, May 6 at an event held at the postal headquarters in Brasilia, attended by Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, other officials, postal employees and national sporting stars. (Read more...)

A new USPS legislation setback
Prospects for legislation that the United States Postal Service has called vital for its survival suffered a potentially serious setback May 7. (Read more...)

Jersey introduced rate change April 23
New postage rates for the Channel Island of Jersey went into effect April 23. (Read more...)

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