World Stamps

04/29/2016

Angry Birds featured on recent U.N. stamps

After being appointed an honorary UN ambassador in March, Red, the Angry Bird, is now depicted on a new stamp pane.

US Stamps

04/29/2016

After all designs revealed, National Parks set on sale June 2

Designs for the last two National Parks forever stamps were revealed April 22 and April 25, respectively, by the U.S. Postal Service.

World Stamps

04/29/2016

Britain’s wartime Airgraph anniversary: Covering the World

It was difficult to transport messages between soldiers and their loved ones, so the British government introduced Airgraphs.

US Stamps

04/29/2016

1924 George Washington booklet pane: Tip of the Week

On April 14, 1924, the U.S. Post Office Department issued a 2¢ carmine George Washington stamp (Scott 583).

World Stamps

04/29/2016

Malagasy Republic FAO anniversary set is scarce: Stamp Market Tips

One issue that was not widely advertised was a set of two 1995 airmail stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of the United Nations (Scott C200B-C200C).

US Stamps

04/29/2016

Hawaiian Missionary stamp highlights Kelleher Auction at $34,220

The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher held a four-day “Flagship” sale March 21-24 at its headquarters in Danbury, Conn.

US Stamps

04/29/2016

Gary Peters’ Hawaii collection shines at Rumsey sale

Schuyler Rumsey offered the Gary Peters collection of Hawaii on March 18 and a “Gems of Philately” sale March 19.

World Stamps

04/29/2016

Strip of 10¢ Small Queens sells for $29,600 in Brigham auction in Toronto

Brigham Auctions held another of its continuing series of sales to disperse the extensive Canada collection of its owner, Ron Brigham.

World Stamps

04/29/2016

Scarce, used Double Geneva highlights Schwarzenbach Auktion Zurich sale

Zurich, Geneva, and Basel all briefly had their own stamp issues, all of which are now considered philatelic classics.

World Stamps

04/29/2016

South Atlantic 1821 letters bring $37,650 in Argyll Etkin sale in London

Argyll Etkin held an auction of stamps and postal history featuring material from a specialized collection of the Portuguese colony of Nyassa.

Postal Updates

04/29/2016

Postmaster Brennan’s tough first year, story behind recovered Jenny Invert: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, Mary-Anne Penner was appointed to be the USPS director of stamp services, and a new Star Trek stamp was released.

US Stamps

04/29/2016

Born April 29: Duke Ellington

Jazz legend Duke Ellington has appeared on two United States stamps, including a 22¢ issue in the Performing Arts series that commemorated him on his birthday.

US Stamps

04/28/2016

If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t genuine

There is no shortage of interesting material out there to tempt collectors who are drawn to the unusual. But one must always be careful.

World Stamps

04/28/2016

Finding America’s natural treasures on foreign stamps

Collecting U.S. national parks on stamps does not need to be limited to U.S. issues. Other countries have featured them, too.