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Activities at the Linn’s Stamp News/Scott booth No. 951 at WSS-NY 2016

May 30, 2016 10:53 AM

The Linn's Stamp News/Scott booth at World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is a hive of activity. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

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Traveling around the world with postal administrations at WSS-NY 2016

May 30, 2016 10:18 AM

Postal administrations from around the world have booths offering new stamps and other items to collectors visiting the show.

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Tools for letter writing; Croatian inventions; Israeli printing achievements: New Stamps of the World

May 27, 2016 03:48 PM

Since 1979, Japan has celebrated Letter Writing Day on July 23 by issuing stamps for the day. This year’s stamps show some of the tools you may need when writing letters by hand.

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Scott indexes make using the catalogs a pleasant and successful experience: Editor’s Insights

May 27, 2016 10:54 AM

The indexes and the Illustrated Identifier are designed to help the catalog user find stamps among the hundreds of thousands of listings.

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Stamps from Great Britain to feature Pink Floyd album covers, performances

May 27, 2016 09:49 AM

Great Britain will honor the rock band Pink Floyd on 10 stamps to be issued July 7. Six of them will feature album covers, and the other four will reproduce photographs of the band in concert.

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Dinos of Canada stamps: more faces only a mother could love

May 26, 2016 03:14 PM

This year, the eyes have it — an unusual point of view for the second installment in the Dinos of Canada series issued May 26.

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Robert A. Siegel auction of worldwide stamps and postal history, June 14-15

May 26, 2016 03:11 PM

The sale features, among other things, the Dr. Hawkins Valliant Maulding collection of Belgian Congo stamps and postal history.

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1918 Czechoslovakia Scout Post Bohemian Lion set: Tip of the Week

May 26, 2016 11:49 AM

The Czech Scout Post was in operation from Nov. 7 to Nov. 25, 1918, when regular postal authorities assumed responsibility for the mail.

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Tradition of semipostal stamps Down Under continues to present day: Stamps Down Under

May 25, 2016 11:39 AM

Semipostals are postage stamps that carry mail but also have an added fee to raise money for charitable purposes or other reasons.

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‘Formidable’ display of Sierra Leone shown to RPSL

May 24, 2016 03:18 PM

Frank Walton, president of the Royal Philatelic Society London, gave a presentation to society members May 19 highlighting stamps and postal history from Sierra Leone.

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Stamp pane for U.N. Industrial Development Organization’s anniversary

May 23, 2016 03:21 PM

A new United Nations Postal Administration stamp marks the 50th anniversary of the UN's Industrial Development Organization.

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Born May 23: Carolus Linnaeus

May 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Eighteenth-century Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (Carl von Linne) created the system of species classification that is still in use today.

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People, places and events of New York featured on WSS-NY 2016 stamps: New Stamps of the World

May 20, 2016 12:59 AM

Scenes of New York City are pictured on postage stamps and other philatelic souvenirs honoring World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

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Canada has celebrated many remarkable women on its postage stamps: Collecting Canada

May 20, 2016 09:54 AM

Before women's suffrage became national in Canada, it was provincial, beginning about 100 years ago on Jan. 28, 1916.

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Websites of Stamporama and ATA have won several APS awards: Computers and Stamps

May 20, 2016 09:42 AM

One way of finding well-designed stamp websites is to look at the list of award winners from the 2015 APS' chapter and affiliate websites.

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New stamps from Great Britain combine animal designs and mail

May 20, 2016 09:33 AM

New cut-to-shape postage stamps from Great Britain's Royal Mail are designed to cling to the edge of envelopes and postcards.

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Introduction to Scott catalogs contains valuable information for every collector: Editor’s Insights

May 20, 2016 10:31 AM

To get the most out of the Scott catalogs, users must read the introduction to the catalog. A wealth of information is packed into these pages.

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10-franc Eupodotis Senegalensis stamp: Tip of the Week

May 19, 2016 02:34 PM

Micronations saw revenue opportunities in the stamp production business and made lots of them for collectors. Djibouti took an alternative route.

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Plan ahead to get the most out of WSS-NY 2016

May 18, 2016 10:02 AM

Between May 28 and June 4, New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center will host more than 60 hours of philately at its finest.

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What collectors can expect at WSS-NY 2016

May 17, 2016 01:38 PM

Wayne Chen highlights what to expect at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. His advice will help you get the most out of this incredible eight-day celebration of stamp collecting.

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Editor recalls blasts from the past of Scott Publishing Co.

May 17, 2016 09:12 AM

Scott senior editor Martin J. Frankevicz fondly recalls some of his early experiences working for Scott Publishing Co. in New York City.

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Born May 17: Edward Jenner

May 17, 2016 03:30 AM

Experiments by British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) led to an effective vaccine for the deadly smallpox virus. For his historic medical breakthrough, Jenner has been honored on several stamps.

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So what’s happened since the last New York international stamp exhibition?

May 16, 2016 03:59 PM

Plenty has happened in the stamp hobby since the last international show in New York. Scott senior editor Martin J. Frankevicz highlights those events.

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Some tips for enjoying your stay in New York City during World Stamp Show-NY 2016

May 16, 2016 01:22 PM

Take advantage of the unique dining experiences and attractions within walking distance of the Javits Convention Center.

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Born May 14: Cate Blanchett

May 14, 2016 03:30 AM

Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who was honored on stamps in 2009, has won two Oscars for her performances in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine.

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Linn’s Editorial Advisory Board plans panel discussion at World Stamp Show: Editorial Insights

May 13, 2016 12:04 AM

The Linn's Editorial Advisory Board will conduct its second panel discussion titled "The State of the Stamp Hobby" at World Stamp Show NY 2016. It's open to the public.

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Memorial and local Kiribati scenes, Guernsey cow on WSS-NY 2016 stamps

May 13, 2016 12:25 AM

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is issuing four stamps May 28 combining local scenes with the Statue of Liberty logo of World Stamp Show-NY 2016, the international stamp show taking place May 28-June 4 in New York City.

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Stamps show history of development of Christianity in Moldova: Stamps of Eastern Europe

May 12, 2016 04:10 PM

Trying to define Moldova can be a bit like trying to nail jelly to the wall. A national entity named Moldova has existed since 1359.

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International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers U.N.-Austria joint issue

May 12, 2016 02:03 PM

A joint issue of the United Nations Postal Administration and Austria Post set for a May 29 release pays tribute to United Nations peacekeepers.

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Donald Trump makes postal appearance on Central African Republic sheet

May 12, 2016 02:45 PM

Donald Trump and other famous New Yorkers are pictured on a new stamp issue from the Central African Republic.

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Stamp-on-stamp designs celebrate the 65th anniversary of UNPA

May 12, 2016 12:40 AM

The United Nations Postal Administration commemorates the 65th anniversary of the UNPA New York office on a new set of stamps.

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Historic stationery explained to Royal Philatelic Society London members

May 12, 2016 11:13 AM

The ‘Franco’ envelopes of the royal postal service of Saxony from 1859 to 1865 recently highlighted a presentation to the RPSL.

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Collectors are seeking Lebanon 2014 Armenian Genocide issue: Stamp Market Tips

May 12, 2016 08:30 AM

A newer issue that we think is a good buy is the Lebanon £2,000 Armenian Genocide Monument, Bikfaya stamp (Scott 703) issued April 15, 2014.

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Born May 7: Johannes Brahms

May 07, 2016 03:30 AM

Johannes Brahms is one of the legendary "three B's" of German composers (along with Bach and Beethoven). His famous Lullaby is familiar to all who hear it.

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Canada Post offers Star Trek prestige booklet, more in May 5 set

May 06, 2016 12:52 AM

Canada Post issued its new Star Trek 50th anniversary set May 5, with stamps and first-day covers in almost every imaginable format, booklet included.

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Fond memories of past internationals and looking forward to WSS-NY 2016: Editor’s Insights

May 06, 2016 01:00 PM

Linn's Stamp News Editorial Director Donna Houseman reflects on international stamp shows as she looks ahead to WSS-NY 2016.

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Readers’ favorite U.S. issue of 2015 revealed, ‘Scotty’ gets a stamp: Week’s Most Read

May 06, 2016 09:49 AM

Also this week, another Star Trek star got a stamp from Canada Post, and Angry Birds now have their own United Nations issue.

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A world of food on Sweden’s stamps; local cuisine in Norden series: New Stamps of the World

May 05, 2016 12:49 AM

A hamburger represents American cuisine on a new stamp from Sweden. The hamburger has the works on it, including cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

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Want first-day covers for Canada Post’s Star Trek stamps? Here’s how!

May 05, 2016 09:54 AM

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved television series Star Trek. Both the United States and Canada are issuing stamps to mark the occasion.

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Egypt 1938 King Farouk 18th Birthday stamp: Tip of the Week

May 04, 2016 03:49 PM

King Farouk of Egypt was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Cairo. Although technically succeeded for 11 months by his infant son, Fuad II, he was effectively the last ruler of the dynasty founded by the first khedive of Egypt, Mohammed Ali.

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Crawford philatelic library to go online May 30

May 04, 2016 12:45 AM

The philatelic library of the 26th earl of Crawford will be available online at the Global Philatelic Library.

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Beautiful Bermuda postal history on display for the RPSL

May 04, 2016 11:59 AM

David Pitts highlights his collection of postal history from Bermuda. Some covers arrived in England as early as 1617.

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World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Booth Holder Profile: Canada Stamp Finder

May 03, 2016 12:55 AM

Canada Stamp Finder is a dealer that has for three decades been serving collectors of not just Canada, but of many countries.

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The queen’s 90 years of style

May 03, 2016 10:15 AM

New stamps honoring Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday reflect the pomp and circumstance that surround royal events.

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Klingons captured on Canada’s May 5 Star Trek set

May 03, 2016 09:15 AM

After featuring popular Star Trek characters from the Federation — Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty — Canada Post reveals stamps showing a Klingon commander and battle cruiser.

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Christoph Gaertner acquires Schwanke auction house

May 02, 2016 09:30 AM

The Christoph Gaertner auction firm in Germany has acquired a second auction house in Hamburg. In 2015, Gaertner acquired the Edgar Mohrmann firm.
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