Stamp Market Insights

Third Brigham auction Nov. 22 Canadian back of the book and full panes offered in third Brigham auction Nov. 22
The third installment of the ongoing series of auctions of the Brigham collection of Canada will take place Nov. 22 at the Brampton Golf Club, 7700 Kennedy Road, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: Scott Classic specialized catalog Value for 1¢ Magenta among many changes in the 2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog
The 2015 edition of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 contains slightly more than 15,000 Classic-only value changes, more than double the total recorded last year. (Read more...)

London 2015 court of honor
The court of honor at the London 2015 Europhilex stamp exhibition will bring together outstanding items representing significant highlights of postal communications over the years, from the royal charter of 1635 that opened Great Britain’s Royal Mail to the public, to one of the 214 covers carried on the first manned moon landing in 1969. (Read more...)

Robert E. Lee signature franked cover at auction Robert E. Lee signature franked cover in Regency-Superior auction at Chicagopex
Regency-Superior of St. Louis is the official auctioneer for the Chicagopex 2014 stamp show taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: The missing Jennies mystery The missing Jennies mystery
United States — The greatest mystery in modern U.S. stamp collecting is the case of the missing intentionally created upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert pane. (Read more...)

Goldberg offers Icelandic rarities, Buss collection Goldberg offers Icelandic rarities, Buss collection
The Nov. 14 Philatelic and Space public auction by Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers will offer the estate collection of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and the Dallingr collection of Iceland and Greenland. (Read more...)

Spotlight: The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1 The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1: How stamp collecting came to the United States
European Prelude (Read more...)

Spotlight: The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 2 The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 2: How stamp collecting matured and spread
By the end of the Civil War in 1865, the stamp hobby had arrived and taken root in North America. Alongside collections of colorful patriotic envelopes, both unused and mailed, collectors had developed a culture grounded in the pursuit of as many different stamps from as many countries as possible, mounted and arranged in albums. E (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Unsevered Guatemalan airmail Unsevered Guatemalan airmail
Guatemala — Collector interest in Latin America has generally been on the upswing of late. One country that many collectors have overlooked is Guatemala. (Read more...)

Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - October 2014 Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - October 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...)

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