US Stamps

12/09/2016

U.S. Wonder Woman forever stamps among the dozens with new Scott numbers

Having these numbers handy will allow you to easily locate these stamps in the catalogs and learn about their production and values.

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World Stamps

12/09/2016

Who was Milan Stefanik and why is he on stamps of three nations?

Today, Stefanik is revered as a patriot in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and France. Read his story.

US Stamps

12/09/2016

U.S. Wonder Woman forever stamps among the dozens with new Scott numbers

Having these numbers handy will allow you to easily locate these stamps in the catalogs and learn about their production and values.

Auctions

12/09/2016

Two Mauritius philatelic treasures each topped $1 million at auction

The long-awaited sale of two philatelic treasures, the Mauritius “Post Office” copper printing plate and the famed Bombay cover, took place Dec. 1.

Postal Updates

12/09/2016

Christmas postmarks include reindeer pulling a mail truck

A Michigan postmark includes two happy reindeer providing a little extra horsepower to a familiar-looking USPS delivery truck.

US Stamps

12/09/2016

2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll opens, lame duck postal legislation not likely: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned what an "impossible to improve upon" classic U.S. stamp sold for at auction.

World Stamps

12/08/2016

Christmas elves a popular 2016 holiday stamp subject in Europe

Elves and pixies make an appearance on new Christmas stamps from Sweden, Aland, Denmark, and Latvia.

World Stamps

12/08/2016

Market hot for unrevised, unissued Papua New Guinea stamp set

Some unissued Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Structures sets escaped destruction and found their way into the philatelic market.

US Stamps

12/08/2016

How planning and preparation can improve your experience at first-day events

For serious collectors, these public events can be a highlight of their hobby activities. Here's how to get ready for them.

US Stamps

12/08/2016

Two U.S. stamps in first week of 2017

The U.S. Postal Service will continue its Lunar New Year Series with a new stamp on Jan. 5, 2017. A new Love stamp will be issued two days later.

Auctions

12/07/2016

Priciest lots in Grosvenor’s Great Britain sale should come as no shock

The auction house after the sale said, "Once again the stamp market has failed to panic at a time of worldwide financial uncertainty."

Auctions

12/06/2016

Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

The lots included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

US Stamps

12/06/2016

APS plans future shows, possible international in 2021

In its Dec. 6 meeting, the American Philatelic Society board chose sites for its 2019 winter show and the 2020 summer show.

Auctions

12/06/2016

Vaccari sale features cover sent from San Marino to fledgling Kingdom of Italy

Bidding on the neat little cover began at €6,500 and ended at €16,000, or $17,000. Vaccari does not charge a buyer’s fee.

Auctions

12/06/2016

Errors, freaks, and oddities highlight Regency-Superior Chicagopex sale

While some stamp errors can strike the uncommitted as picayune or downright ugly, there is no question that many are breathtaking and noteworthy.