BIOT language challenge; 'Ford to Kansas 5' cover |

October 20, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Nov. 6 issue, author Paul Albright notes that the close examination of a cover from his collection.


Corinphila auction to feature classic Swiss treasures, stamps and postal history from the Luder collection

October 19, 2017 02:30 PM

The stamp on the cover includes the frame around the full design plus a segment of the stamp from the row above.


United Nations Postal Administration announces its 2018 stamp program

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM

The UNPA 2018 stamp program will begin Jan. 12 with eight $1.15 stamps in the Flag series.


ATA offers free spooky topical checklist

October 13, 2017 03:13 PM

The American Topical Association's checklists are usually available to members only, but a special list is being offered to all for free.


Switzerland’s national day, Grandpa’s mixture: Inside Linn’s

October 13, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 30 issue, a collector’s question about a stamp inscribed in French and Arabic is answered in Collectors’ Forum.


Ireland faces criticism for Che Guevara stamp; first printing sells out in less than a week

October 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Criticism of the commemorative was swift, especially from the Cuban-American community.


Souvenir sheets show off landmarks, geographical features, giraffe

October 12, 2017 02:30 PM

Indonesia's new souvenir sheet contains a 10,000-rupiah stamp with a cartoonlike design showing a man holding a giant postcard and other landmarks.


Topical African butterfly stamp adds a valuable piece to your collection

October 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Its stamp-issuing policy since independence can only be described as out of control, adding some substance to this stamp, and your collection.


Smokey Bear collector strikes gold; sports-related stamps from Lebanon: Inside Linn’s

October 06, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 23 issue, a collector’s question about a Netherlands stamp is answered in Collectors’ Forum.


Australia Post issues reduced-rate ‘concession’ stamp

October 05, 2017 01:00 PM

Australia Post issued its first concession stamps March 24, 2014. Those featured a beach, along with a Kangaroo.


APS president may leave for U.S. education role

October 04, 2017 01:45 PM

Mick Zais could be resigning as president of the American Philatelic Society if he is confirmed as Donald Trump’s pick for a top education post.


Mystic donates stamps to student Holocaust project

October 03, 2017 09:00 AM

Each Holocaust project collage will include at least one dove stamp to represent the hope for peace and the end of discrimination and bullying.


Saar’s history and limited number of issues make it collectible

October 02, 2017 09:00 AM

Their history is interesting, many of the designs are attractive, and you will be surprised at how quickly you can complete these pages in your album.


UN Expo 17 welcomes collectors to Bellefonte, Pa.

October 01, 2017 05:00 PM

The two-day show is sponsored by United Nations Philatelists Inc., in association with the American Philatelic Society.


Revenue stamps paid postage on 1986 Guyana letter

September 29, 2017 07:00 PM

A shortage of foreign exchange and soaring domestic inflation in the 1980s left Guyana short of postage stamps.


Charming stamps from a tropical paradise, first issue of classic Denmark: Inside Linn’s

September 29, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 16 issue: Kathleen Wunderly highlights the eight stamps Rhodes issued in 1935 to commemorate the 1933-34 Holy Year.


Superstars dazzle in Canada Hockey Legends finale

September 29, 2017 11:45 AM

The stamps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NHL and the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup.


Front door stamps: On the back page

September 28, 2017 07:00 PM

Senior editor Denise McCarty explores some of the colorful stamps from around the world picturing front doors and their associated architecture.


Space travel, a dog, and Sputnik? 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina stamp has plenty to offer

September 27, 2017 05:00 PM

The design of the stamp shows Laika in her space harness prior to the launch of the satellite.


American Philatelic Society names Martin Kent Miller as new editor

September 26, 2017 09:00 AM

While Miller’s primary responsibilities will be managing the two publications of the APS and APRL, he also will lead efforts to revamp the APS website.


Australian Antarctic Territory stamps recount story of Macquarie Island

September 24, 2017 08:00 AM

Macquarie Island was politically part of Tasmania beginning in 1900, and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978.


Royal Mail to issue three booklets featuring its 2017 Star Wars stamps

September 23, 2017 07:00 PM

One of the booklets will be issued on the same date as the stamps, Oct. 21. The other two are slated for release on Dec. 14


Cats purr-fect for Canada Post latest children’s semipostals

September 22, 2017 05:00 PM

Canada Post first issued semipostal stamps in 1974-76, when a dozen helped fund the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.


First Canada-India joint issue celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

September 22, 2017 04:30 PM

The five-day Diwali festival, which falls on Oct. 19 this year, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.


A macabre device for preserving corpses, down a philatelic rabbit hole: Inside Linn’s

September 22, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 9 issue: Tony Wawrukiewicz explores how a U.S. Post Office Department form was used to document return of other than first-class mail.


‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

September 17, 2017 08:00 AM

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.


Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

September 16, 2017 08:00 AM

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.


The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

September 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.


Vive la France! Paris to host 2024 Olympics

September 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Almost immediately after Paris was selected, France’s La Poste issued an overprinted sheet of stamps in celebration.


Stamps without a name: Luxembourg Europa issue removed from sale

September 14, 2017 05:00 PM

While writing a review about China-related stamps issued in 2017 by different countries, Dingguo Dai noticed that these two stamps had no country name on them.


New British stamps show 24 children’s books published by Ladybird Books

September 14, 2017 01:45 PM

Three books in the Key Words Reading Scheme series are pictured on the first of the two nondenominated first-class stamps.


Unissued French colonial airmail stamp offers great bang for your buck

September 13, 2017 05:00 PM

The stamp is popular with collectors of religion on stamps as well as French colonies and India collectors.


New British postage labels depict six events in the history of airmail

September 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Mail by Air is the third set in a series with the theme of mail transportation. The previous two sets in the series were Royal Mail Heritage.


Newest ‘Fakes Forgeries Experts’ volume assembles 16 scholarly articles

September 10, 2017 08:00 AM

FFE editor Vincent Schouberechts has assembled 16 scholarly articles touching on recent discoveries in the world of philatelic forgeries.


Royal Mail to feature ‘Star Wars’ droids and aliens on upcoming stamps

September 09, 2017 08:00 AM

Great Britain will issue eight stamps Oct. 12 in conjunction with the upcoming release of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


‘The One-Cent Magenta’ author James Barron to deliver 14th Maynard Sundman lecture

September 08, 2017 09:00 AM

The 14th Maynard Sundman lecture, to be presented Sept. 21 at the National Postal Museum, features James Barron, a 40-year veteran of The New York Times and author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World.


Celebrating Queen front man Freddie Mercury: musical icon and childhood stamp collector

September 07, 2017 09:45 AM

Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen, would’ve been 71 this week. We celebrate his life by reflecting on his childhood stamp collection.


Get on good terms with the language of stamp collecting

September 06, 2017 09:40 AM

Become familiar with terms used in stamp collecting. They will help you communicate more effectively with dealers and other collectors.


Lengthy definitive series showcased Argentina, Tuscany’s first issue: Inside Linn’s

September 01, 2017 03:00 PM

Sept. 18 issue highlights include Fred Baumann's exploration of Argentina's 1935-51 stamp series and Sergio Sismondo's discussion of Tuscany's first issue.


2018 Scott Classic Specialized catalog soon to be published

September 01, 2017 11:27 AM

The 2018 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 will be published in November.


Miniature masterpieces: Degas’ art on stamps

August 31, 2017 04:51 PM

Many of Degas' works of art are reproduced on stamps, including several from his native France.


Vols. 6A and 6B of 2018 Scott catalog are now available

August 31, 2017 03:30 PM

The Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue lists more than 700,000 stamps from more than 600 stamp-issuing entities.


This Albania Flag mini-sheet will add some diversity to your collection

August 31, 2017 09:00 AM

Since the fall of Communism in the early 1990s, Albania has issued some stamps with topical appeal in relatively low quantities.


United Nations to issue stamps promoting peace, respect, safety, and dignity for all

August 28, 2017 08:00 AM

Stranger & Stranger, a packaging design and branding company that specializes in alcoholic drinks, designed the International Day of Peace stamps.


Check out these living writers on stamps

August 26, 2017 07:00 PM

When the worlds of literature and stamps intersect, the result can be quite satisfying.


Australia’s stamps produced at postal counters are very collectible

August 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Something brand new came along in 1993: counter-printed stamps. The stamps in this new format were dispensed from a postal counter machine.


Ten Great Britain stamps celebrate popular classic children’s toys

August 22, 2017 03:15 PM

Great Britain’s Royal Mail celebrates classic toys from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century on 10 new stamps. The stamps were issued Aug. 22 in two strips of five.


Four countries honor museums on new stamps

August 20, 2017 09:00 AM

Recent stamps from Lebanon, the Netherlands, Finland, and Romania feature different types of museums.


RPSL presents 2017 achievement medals

August 19, 2017 05:00 PM

The Royal Philatelic Society London has presented its medals for 2017 to acknowledge notable achievements.


Modest British Guiana stamps mimic designs of the pricey classics

August 18, 2017 01:00 PM

The British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta is the world's most expensive stamp. Fortunately, there are many affordable stamps from this country to collect.
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