newsCover mailed after 1979 Islamic revolution reflects seismic changes
April 30, 2017 07:00 PMThe franking on the June 1, 1979, registered airmail cover from Tehran to Ibiza, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea, reflects the turbulence of the transition from a secular monarchy to an Islamic theocracy.
newsFrance’s ‘Ace of Aces’ buoyed public morale in World War I
April 30, 2017 08:00 AMThe Guynemer stamp was printed by engraving in sheets of 25, in ultramarine ink color, and perforated gauge 13. It apparently was much in demand, because several France specialized stamp catalogs list it as reprinted six times between Sept. 16, 1940, and Dec. 17, 1941, for a total quantity of 937,500.
newsATA executive director Vera Felts named 2017 Distinguished Topical Philatelist
April 25, 2017 05:00 PMIn 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.
newsFinlandia 2017 souvenir sheet celebrates philatelist jeweler Agathon Faberge
April 22, 2017 02:00 PMCollectors 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.