Stamp Market Insights

Recalling a life in the remarkable world of philately Recalling a life and career in the remarkable world of philately
We all would like to believe we are immortal, and as a teenage stamp collector, I felt that way. But half a century later I now realize, of course, that the journey from there to here is quickly ending. (Read more...)

ASDA seeks executive director
The American Stamp Dealers Association is reviewing a field of potential candidates for the position of executive director following the resignation of interim executive director Evan “Van” Siegling. (Read more...)

Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland
Harmers Auctions of Lugano, Switzerland, held a sale Nov. 14-15, 2014, that included some lesser-seen worldwide items. (Read more...)

Bidding skyrockets for Chinese cover with rare customs marking Bidding skyrockets for Chinese cover with rare customs marking
The Interasia auction firm based in Hong Kong held a sale Nov. 1-4, 2014, that saw total realizations of some $8.7 million. (Read more...)

Good time to buy 1914 Washington stamp Stamp Market Tips: Good time to buy 1914 Washington stamp
United States — Look for the 1914 1¢ green George Washington rotary-press-printed coil stamp perforated gauge 10 vertically (Scott 452) (Read more...)

Scott catalog users contribute mightily Scott catalog users contribute mightily to keeping the catalog listings accurate
It is that time of the year, again. (Read more...)

Unique local stamp from China sells for $415,000 Unique local stamp from China sells for $415,000
The peak stamp-auction season continued last November as Interasia, based in Hong Kong, held a sale Nov (Read more...)

Grosvenor auction included modern British errors Grosvenor’s November auction included modern British errors
In London, Grosvenor held sales of British and worldwide stamps Nov. 18-20. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Poland World Cup panes of 10 Stamp Market Tips: Poland World Cup panes of 10
Poland “No Dunes, no Iron Curtain.” (Read more...)

Jan. 13-14 Cherrystone auction offers U.S., worldwide Jan. 13-14 Cherrystone auction in New York offers variety of U.S., worldwide material
A noticeable characteristic of the Jan. 13-14 sale from Cherrystone Auctions is that it includes a broad and varied selection of material from all over the world, including some items that are not frequently seen. (Read more...)

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