April 25, 2017 05:00 PMATA executive director Vera Felts named 2017 Distinguished Topical Philatelist In 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.
April 25, 2017 09:00 AMPan-American invert among eye-catching stamps in Harmer-Schau’s Pipex sale The auction consists of 762 lots from 51 owners. A top item among the U.S. offerings is a sound unused example of the 1901 1¢ green and black Pan-American Fast Lake Navigation stamp with center inverted (Scott 294a).
April 24, 2017 09:00 AMTreasures up for sale during six Robert Siegel auctions include Position 76 Jenny Invert The other five sales in this series will offer the Deane R. Briggs collection of Florida in the Civil War, U.S. and Confederate States postal history, the Steven Walske collection of North American blockade run mail and French royal packet mail, U.S. stamps, and the Vaquero collection of U.S. essays and proofs.
April 23, 2017 02:00 PMTell us what the submarine commander on this stamp might be thinking Your challenge for the May cartoon caption contest. Put yourself at the periscope on the 29¢ Officer at Periscope stamp from the 1994 Road to Victory pane of 10 that was part of the World War II series.
April 22, 2017 02:00 PMFinlandia 2017 souvenir sheet celebrates philatelist jeweler Agathon Faberge Collectors 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.
April 21, 2017 09:00 AM2012 Four Flag coil stamps counterfeited, rare Jefferson stamp heads to auction: Week’s Most Read In other top stories, we learn it took quite some time for John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, to appear on a U.S. stamp, and a new Flag For All Seasons coil error was sold on eBay.
April 19, 2017 07:00 PMThe fiery 1910 train crash behind a ‘Delayed in Wreck’ postal marking Unless there was major loss of human life, it’s frequently difficult to ferret out much information about an incident — and that’s if we’re lucky enough to have some sort of auxiliary marking connected with an event. Such is the case with the postcard illustrated nearby.