Stamp Market Insights

Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized
The 93rd edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers for 2015 features a bevy of improvements and additions, along with more than 7,800 value changes. (Read more...)

ASDA president proposes council of hobby leaders
Mark Reasoner, the president of the American Stamp Dealers Association, has proposed the creation of a standing council of 11 hobby leaders and representatives with three important goals: recruit Internet-only collectors and dealers into organized philately, create new collectors from adults over age 50, and publicize the hobby and enhance the hobby’s image. (Read more...)

Spink to auction unissued Australian rarity Spink to auction unissued Australian rarity
The only known examples of a 1936 unissued Australian King Edward VIII stamp will be offered at auction Oct. 16 by Spink London at its auction house at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. (Read more...)

French Equatorial Africa airmail Stamp Market Tips: French Equatorial Africa airmail
French Equatorial Africa —French colonies are very popular among collectors. From the 1920s on, most French colonies stamps have appealing production values. Many are colorful with striking designs and exotic subjects. (Read more...)

Fall National Postage Stamp Show bourse full
The American Stamp Dealers Association reports that the dealer bourse has sold out for the Fall 2014 National Postage Stamp Show to take place Oct. 2 (Read more...)

Worldwide advance orders for Tom of Finland souvenir sheet Worldwide advance orders for Tom of Finland souvenir sheet
Finland’s post office, Itella, reported Sept. 8 that advance orders for its Tom of Finland souvenir sheet have been delivered to 178 countries, including Sweden, Great Britain, the United States and France. (Read more...)

Classic U.S. inverts in Oct 18-19 Regency-Superior auction U.S. inverts, postal history in Regency-Superior Sescal auction
The Oct. 18-19 Regency-Superior auction at the Sescal stamp show offers nearly 2,300 lots of philatelic material. (Read more...)

Canada’s 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper to be auctioned Rare Canada 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper, found in 2013, to be auctioned by Eastern
The recently discovered third known example of Canada’s 1868 2¢ green Large Queen stamp on laid paper (Scott 32) will be offered at auction by Eastern Auctions Ltd. Oct. 16-18. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: SCADTA stamps on cover popular SCADTA stamps on cover popular
United States — Colombia SCADTA Consular Overprints — Quoting the 2014 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940: “The Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (SCADTA) was established in Colombia in December 1919 by a group of Colombian and German businessmen, with the aim of organizing efficient and reliable airline service within Colombia.&r (Read more...)

Imperforate error strip of 1998 Diana memorial issue sold Imperforate error strip of 1998 Diana memorial issue sold
Spink’s “Philatelic Collectors’ Series” sale, held July 9-11, featured some scarce British Empire items as well as a number of the modern British imperforate and missing-color errors that have been popular lately. (Read more...)

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