April 21, 2017 09:00 AM2012 Four Flag coil stamps counterfeited, rare Jefferson stamp heads to auction: Week’s Most Read In other top stories, we learn it took quite some time for John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, to appear on a U.S. stamp, and a new Flag For All Seasons coil error was sold on eBay.
April 19, 2017 07:00 PMThe fiery 1910 train crash behind a ‘Delayed in Wreck’ postal marking Unless there was major loss of human life, it’s frequently difficult to ferret out much information about an incident — and that’s if we’re lucky enough to have some sort of auxiliary marking connected with an event. Such is the case with the postcard illustrated nearby.
April 14, 2017 07:30 PMFour Flags coil stamps latest issue to be counterfeited; one bogus version more convincing than its competitor Of the two counterfeit versions of the Sennett-produced Four Flags coil stamps, one is a crude, easily spotted mimic of the genuine issue, while the other is a dead-on lookalike that would fool many collectors.
April 14, 2017 06:00 PMNew Wawrukiewicz book provides ‘insights’ into U.S. postal history Topics include (but are not limited to) held for postage mail (an illustration-rich subject), attempted use of invalid postage, U.S. domestic and international airmail forwarding, and use on international mail of the A- through G-rate definitive stamps.