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El Salvador’s 1895 parcel post set
After decades of relative quiescence, the market for Latin American stamps is steadily becoming one of the most active. C
Eleven forever stamp issues and others to go off sale June 30
Eleven United States forever stamp issues, one forever postal card and five denominated stamps are scheduled to go off sale June 30.
Bennett auction to include Jenny Invert error
The May 13-14 auction by Matthew Bennett International will include one of the world’s most famous and recognizable stamp errors, the United States 1918 24¢ carmine rose and blue airmail stamp with inverted center (Scott C3a), commonly known as the Jenny Invert.
Hunt for watermarked Franklin
United States —
The 2014 Scott
Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers
values the 1910 imperforate 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamp on paper with the “U S P S” watermark in a single line (Scott 383) at only $4.25
Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index — April 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, moved upward slightly with an increase in 20th-century stamps and a small increase in airmails.
Cover mailed from Mongolia with Russian stamps auctioned by Zurich Asia
Zurich Asia held an auction in Hong Kong March 15-16 featuring stamps and postal history of China, Hong Kong and other Asian countries.
China airmail set from 1957-58
People’s Republic of China —
The People’s Republic of China hasn’t issued many airmail stamps: just one set of five (Scott C1-C5) on May 1, 1951, and another set of four (C6-C9) in 1957-58.
Cover with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051
A registered cover franked with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps and mailed in March 1950 from New York City to Denver, Colo., sold March 2 for just north of $1,000.
The process of expertizing should be uncomfortable
John Wayne is quoted as saying, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” I certainly don’t feel that I am in the category of the courageous, nor does stamp expertizing scare me to death. H
Second example of once-unique error found, to be auctioned
A second example of a once-unique United States stamp error has come to light.
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