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04/20/2018

Australia celebrates queen’s 92nd birthday

On April 17 of this year, Australia Post issued two stamps for her 92nd birthday, a $1 denomination for domestic mail and a $3 stamp for international mail.

US Stamps

04/20/2018

Fond memories of Barbara Bush: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are articles looking at the stamps from Thailand and Turks and Caicos Islands.

US Stamps

04/20/2018

Second cover bearing $5 Alexander Hamilton multiple surfaces at stamp show

It joins four other postage due uses bearing single $5 Hamilton stamps that are known as top-of-the-stack covers.

World Stamps

04/20/2018

Signs of summer: bees are buzzing on two different Canadian permanent stamps issued May 1 in booklets

The stamps are stamps being issued May 1 in booklets of 10, with the two design se-tenant (side-by-side).

US Stamps

04/20/2018

USPS quietly producing, selling cacheted first-day covers: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we tipped some firearm transfer tax stamps that aren't too easy to come by.

World Stamps

04/19/2018

Australia features war memorials on stamps

The last set of stamps in Australia Post’s five-year A Century of War series features war memorials.

US Stamps

04/19/2018

Kneeling puns, kicking blunders earn top honors in March Caption Contest

A good example of this subject is from Greig Best who has the player saying, “But if I take a knee coach, they won’t see me on the stamp.”

US Stamps

04/18/2018

Questions about stamps showing two presidents: Adams and Garfield

The subjects on U.S. stamps were not broadened until 1863 when Andrew Jackson was added. Abraham Lincoln would be added in 1866.

Auctions

04/18/2018

Spink USA auction April 30-May 1 of U.S., worldwide classics

The auction will include United States, Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps, proofs, postal history and more, with some collections and large lots as well.The auction will include United States, Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps, proofs, postal history and more.

US Stamps

04/18/2018

Look for this firearms transfer tax stamp

In our experience, used examples are not frequently encountered; however, demand for them is also less than for mint.

US Stamps

04/17/2018

Board votes to end Ameristamp Expo, adopts new plan

Following up on discussions held in February, the American Philatelic Society board acted on a proposal to end its Ameristamp Expo show series.

World Stamps

04/17/2018

Scenes of Lugano featured on stamps honoring Swiss national show

Scenes of this city in the southern canton of Ticino are included on both the U.N. and Swiss issues.

World Stamps

04/16/2018

Stamps feature New Zealand cycling, maritime disaster, rocket launch

Recent stamps and souvenir sheets from New Zealand portray travel on earth, by sea and into outer space.

Auctions

04/16/2018

April 21 auction includes Titanic postal history

Among the items on offer is a Titanic postal facing slip recovered from the body of 41-year-old American postal clerk Oscar Scott Woody.