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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.
Attractive set of Laotian stamps popular with topical collectors
For sheer aesthetic eye appeal, bright colors, exotic topics and beautiful engraving, it is hard to beat the stamps of the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975.
More than 2,000 value changes for Japan in Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
In Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott
Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue
, which includes stamp listings for countries of the world J-M, more than 11,000 value changes were recorded.
Off the charts results for Feldman sale of John E. du Pont’s British Guiana collection
While Sotheby’s June 17 auction of the legendary British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for almost $9.5
APS board continues search for new executive director
The search for a new American Philatelic Society executive director is ongoing, according to APS board member and immediate past president Wade E. Saadi.
Amos Press Inc. renamed Amos Media Company
Effective July 1, Amos Press Inc. officially changed its name to Amos Media Company.
Rare unused bisects in Eastern’s May 29-30 auction of Canada
Eastern Auctions held a sale in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 29-30, featuring classics from the “Montclair” collection, whose owner sought to assemble one of every Canadian stamp variety in mint condition.
Items from Sterling collection auctioned
Mossgreen, a boutique art and collectibles auction firm in Melbourne, Australia, offered the first part of the Julian Sterling collection of Australian stamps April 30 in conjunction with the German firm of Christoph Gaertner.
Mint Lincoln booklet hard to find
United States —
Around the turn of the 20th century, postal administrations began to offer booklets of stamps for sale in addition to the traditional sales of stamps from panes.
Michael Rogers July 18 auction includes Afghanistan, more
The July 18 public auction presented in Florida by Michael Rogers Inc. will include the first part of a collection of early Afghanistan, as well as United States, Canada, China, Asia and additional worldwide issues.
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