newsSouth Africa stamp withdrawn due to religious complaints a sought-after item: Stamp Market Tips
June 23, 2016 05:00 PMThe stamps had already been distributed to South African post offices when complaints from Orthodox Jews about the use of the word “God” in a non-worship setting led South African postal authorities to withdraw the stamp.
newsAn open letter to the philatelic community from World Stamp Show-NY 2016
June 23, 2016 09:07 AMIn an open letter to stamp collectors, Wade Saadi, president of World Stamp Show-NY 2016, reflects on the once-a-decade international philatelic exhibition that took place May 28-June 4 in New York City. Saadi called the show a “once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and truly appreciated by everyone.”
newsSpelling error leads to two versions of new Czech Republic sheet
June 10, 2016 10:22 AMThe Czech Republic recently issued two versions of a souvenir sheet due to a spelling mistake in a Latin inscription. The souvenir sheet commemorates the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV. Born May 14, 1316, he was crowned king of Bohemia in 1346 and holy Roman emperor in 1355.
newsLebanon’s 1971 International Labor Organization airmail stamps: Middle East Stamps
June 09, 2016 08:40 AMFounded in 1919, the ILO celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1969. On Feb. 1, 1971, the Lebanese Directorate General of the Posts issued a set of two commemorative airmail stamps to honor the occasion.
newsBorn June 9: Michael J. Fox
June 09, 2016 03:30 AMCanadian-born film and television actor Michael J. Fox moved to the United States at age 18 and found himself the star of a successful TV sitcom and a series of three blockbuster films before reaching age 30. He is a leading spokesman for the fight against Parkinson's disease.
newsRoyal Mail retires only ship that goes to St. Helena: Linn’s Buzz
June 08, 2016 12:55 AMRob Powell of OnTheThames.net is reporting that the passenger and cargo ship that was the only means of accessing the remote island of St. Helena, in the South Atlantic, has been making a few farewell stops this week before its retirement.
newsLook for BAT £1 HMS Endurance stamp: Stamp Market Tips
June 08, 2016 12:24 AMAs a British overseas territory, British Antarctic Territory has issued its own stamps since the first set of 15 definitives (Scott 1-15) on Feb. 1, 1963. On Dec. 1, 1969, the set was expanded by the issuance of a £1 HMS Endurance and Helicopter stamp (Scott 24).
newsTripolitania stamp set of 1934 promoted Italy’s colonial arts: Classic Stamps of the World
June 02, 2016 09:11 AMIn 1934, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan became part of Italian Libya, but not before the first two entities had issued stamps on Oct. 16, 1934, for the second colonial arts exhibition.