Stamp Market Insights

Amelia Earhart goodwill flight overprint sold at Cherrystone auction Amelia Earhart goodwill flight overprint sold at Cherrystone auction
Cherrystone held a sale of U.S. and worldwide stamps and postal history June 10-11 in New York City. The sale was previewed in the June 9 Linn’s. (Read more...)

Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog available More than 6,000 Russian value changes in Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Samoa are some of the countries with significant value activity in Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which includes listings and stamp values for countries of the world N through Samoa. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Cuban special delivery stamp Cuban special delivery stamp
Cuba — Cuba is the largest and second-most populated island in the Caribbean Sea. (Read more...)

Cover in Rasdale auction damaged by failed Unabomber plot Cover in Aug. 23 Rasdale auction damaged by failed Unabomber plot
A scorched but otherwise plain business envelope damaged by an early failed plot by Theodore Kaczynski — the infamous American mail bomber known as the Unabomber — will be offered at public auction Aug (Read more...)

Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow offers Commonwealth and U.S. rarities
Two British Commonwealth rarities and a new American first-day cover find are among the many stamps and postal history items offered by Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries in the firm’s Aug. 21-23 public auction. (Read more...)

Romanian airmail rarity in Regency-Superior auction Romanian airmail rarity in Aug. 23-24 Regency-Superior auction
Collectors will find two intriguing lots sharing an aviation theme among the many philatelic offerings in the upcoming American Philatelic Society Stampshow auction by Regency-Superior. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set
Burkina Faso — This landlocked West African nation was formerly the French colony of Upper Volta, so named because it encompasses the headwaters and upper drainage area of the Volta River (Read more...)

Linn Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - July 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, remained fairly steady over the last three months, with a minimal decrease noted. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. 37¢ Flag stamp Hunt for U.S. Flag variety
United States — Beginning in 2002, the U.S. Postal Service issued 37¢ Flag stamps in a variety of formats produced by a number of different printers (Scott 3629F-3637). (Read more...)

EBay scraps stamp and coin review programs EBay scraps stamp and coin review programs
The giant California Internet commerce site eBay, a major forum for stamp and coin sales, has ended two programs that were created to protect collectors from fake and questionable sales. (Read more...)

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