World Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

Cat lovers, your stamps are here: Morning Report

May 07, 2015 10:33 AM

  • Australia Post released a new stamp issue capturing a snapshot of domestic cat ownership on five domestic base-rate stamps.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Philatelic felines

Australia Post released its latest stamp issue May 4, honoring domestic cat ownership on five domestic base-rate stamps.

"We know people in Australia are passionate about their pets, with Australia having one of the highest rates of pet and pet cat ownership in the world,"Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said. "Our Cats stamp issue names each cat to show that they are loved and well-cared-for family members and companions."

Read about the names, breeds and personalities of the five different cats featured.

2. World's most valuable stamp

"The 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, once again crowned the world’s most valuable stamp, will be on public display almost continuously for at least the next couple of years. And the identity of the still-anonymous collector who spent $9.48 million last year to buy the unique stamp will soon be revealed."

3. Medal of Honor stamps

Three United States forever stamps honoring Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War will be issued May 25 during a first-day ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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