newsTerry Fox and his Marathon of Hope run by once more on Canada 150 stamp
May 26, 2017 07:00 PMThe stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.
newsStamp featuring Capt. Cook at Poverty Bay a bright spot in New Zealand market
May 26, 2017 01:00 PMCaptain Cook is a popular stamp-collecting topic. In 1935, New Zealand issued a 2-shilling Captain Cook Landing at Poverty Bay stamp (Scott 197). In 1937, the stamp received a vertical “Official” overprint to become an Official stamp (Scott O71).
newsEid stamp from Canada includes elements from Islamic architecture
May 24, 2017 05:00 PMThe nondenominated, “P” domestic-rate (85¢) stamp was issued May 24 to recognize “Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims in Canada and worldwide,” according to Canada Post. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. This year Eid al-Fitr begins on the evening of June 25 and ends June 26.
newsCanada 150 stamp honors the highway that connects the country
May 21, 2017 05:00 PMAlthough the Canada 150 Trans-Canada Highway stamp was unveiled in Saskatchewan, the design depicts a scene of Alberta with a green and white highway sign marked “Trans Canada” “1” “Alberta” and “West” in the foreground, and a forest and the Rocky Mountains in the background.
newsA penny for your thoughts will no longer pay the postage on your letter
May 19, 2017 03:00 PMFrom 1932 to 1958, a 1-ounce letter could be mailed within the United States for 3¢. Most of us who are baby boomers can remember back to our childhood, when our parents would put a 3¢ stamp on an envelope and hand it to us so that we would take it to the mailbox up the street.
newsExpo 67 stamp is the first of 10 to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary
May 10, 2017 01:00 PMUnveiled live and on social media April 27, a Canadian stamp commemorating Expo 67, the world’s fair that opened a half-century ago, will be the first of 10 stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian nationhood.
newsFourth stamp in Canada’s 150 series honors 2005 Civil Marriage Act
May 10, 2017 11:45 AMThe stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.
newsSpace Shuttle Canadarm, constitution patriation grab Canada 150 spotlight
May 08, 2017 08:00 PMUnveiled live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and on the Internet May 3 and 4, stamps recalling important innovations in 1982 and 1981, respectively, became the second and third stamp designs revealed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian nationhood.
newsCanada Post issues 2017 sequels to 2016 Star Trek stamp series
May 04, 2017 07:00 PMThis year, what Canada Post is calling Star Trek Year 2 chiefly depicts the commanders, their vessels, and their arch-nemeses of the best-known film adaptation of the original series and four of its TV spin-offs.
newsTen songbirds of Great Britain illustrated on stamps issued May 4
May 04, 2017 05:00 PMRoyal Mail’s other products for the Songbirds set include first-day covers, 10 postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack with mint examples of the stamps and text by Simon Barnes, a journalist who writes about sports and wildlife.
newsScarce 1994 Eritrea stamp set a valuable addition to a Flag topical collection
May 03, 2017 07:00 PMThe stamps of independent Eritrea do not enjoy a huge following in the United States. However, most of its earliest issues from 1991 to about 1995 are very difficult to find in the stamp market.
newsCover mailed after 1979 Islamic revolution reflects seismic changes
April 30, 2017 07:00 PMThe franking on the June 1, 1979, registered airmail cover from Tehran to Ibiza, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea, reflects the turbulence of the transition from a secular monarchy to an Islamic theocracy.
newsFrance’s ‘Ace of Aces’ buoyed public morale in World War I
April 30, 2017 08:00 AMThe Guynemer stamp was printed by engraving in sheets of 25, in ultramarine ink color, and perforated gauge 13. It apparently was much in demand, because several France specialized stamp catalogs list it as reprinted six times between Sept. 16, 1940, and Dec. 17, 1941, for a total quantity of 937,500.
newsATA executive director Vera Felts named 2017 Distinguished Topical Philatelist
April 25, 2017 05:00 PMIn other areas of the hobby, Felts founded a youth stamp club at the Science Center in Carbondale, Ill., in 1999. She has edited the newsletter of the Southern Illinois Stamp Club for the last 15 years, and cofounded the club’s Sirpex local show. A life member of the American Philatelic Society, she coordinated its newsletter exchange for eight years.
newsFinlandia 2017 souvenir sheet celebrates philatelist jeweler Agathon Faberge
April 22, 2017 02:00 PMCollectors from more than 40 countries will participate in this exhibition, being held under Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA) patronage and with International Federation of Philately (FIP) recognition.