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Breaking down Christmas seals: Week’s Most Read

November 17, 2017 09:32 AM

Also this week, the USPS said its controllable loss for the year was $814 million, compared to $610 million in fiscal 2016.

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Readers, what do you think Columbus saw?

November 16, 2017 03:30 PM

Both winners will receive Linn’s Stamp Identifier published by Amos Media Co., or a 13-week subscription to Linn’s (a new subscription or an extension).

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Early Christmas card in an envelope was sent in December 1882

November 16, 2017 11:45 AM

The card is not signed by the printer or artist, but with its silk decoration around the outside and multicolor printing, it must have cost a pretty penny.

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Life as contemplated via postage stamps

November 15, 2017 02:45 PM

Patton struggled with thoughts of suicide, but it was the stamp that pulled her away from those thoughts.

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Holiday issues, convertible booklet panes assigned Scott catalog numbers

November 15, 2017 12:15 AM

Among the issues receiving new Scott catalog numbers are four stamps that depict Ezra Jack Keats’ classic children’s book, The Snowy Day.

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Back-of-the-book issues are always suitable for any collection

November 15, 2017 10:09 AM

This stamp is a good buy in all grades very fine or better at the Scott catalog values.

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APS/APRL Nov. 14 joint board meeting: staff updates, budget, more

November 14, 2017 03:20 PM

The meeting lasted slightly less than one hour and included farewells to APS expertizing director Mercer Bristow and librarian Tara Murray.

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Christmas seal collecting goes beyond obtaining each year’s single seal

November 13, 2017 02:00 PM

In the early years, the different design types can be traced back to the fact that multiple printers were needed to produce seals for national distribution.

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What exactly are Christmas seals?

November 10, 2017 01:35 PM

Also included on the inside of the flyer are statistics that show the decline in deaths from tuberculous from 1904.

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Flawed stamps for the taking: Week’s Most Read

November 10, 2017 11:44 AM

Also this week, we see some refreshing creativity from the Nat'l Postal Museum in regards to a recent exhibit.

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Creativity at the Postal Museum

November 06, 2017 10:09 AM

Who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful work of art? For stamp collectors it’s easy to enjoy multiple works through our hobby.

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2018 Scott Classic Specialized catalog now available

November 06, 2017 09:00 AM

Special thanks also go to our many advisors who offer improvements each year to make this catalog an invaluable reference for collectors.

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Nov. 3 Jeopardy! clue to feature stamp

November 02, 2017 05:30 PM

Jeopardy! fans should find a philatelic clue in the Nov. 3 episode, according to a recent message from the United States Postal Service.

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Collecting flawed stamps is an ideal way to start collecting

November 02, 2017 04:00 PM

Poor relations of stampdom need a home, too. We can’t all afford the most pristine of examples for our albums.

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Becoming a philatelic expert: Are you ready?

November 02, 2017 08:45 AM

Experts are students, and handling both the genuine and the falsified material that others send in forces the expert to dig deep into his or her knowledge base.

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USPS reveals Alzheimer's semipostal design, issue date

November 02, 2017 09:40 AM

The United States Postal Service will issue the Alzheimer's semipostal stamp Nov. 30 with a ceremony at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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United States, China collide on handsome 12¢ claret-brown Benjamin Franklin stamp

November 01, 2017 11:40 AM

While many intermediate-level collectors have concluded their regular postage collections up to the point that they can afford, they are still working on the back-of-the-book-issues.
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