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Get on good terms with the language of stamp collecting

October 27, 2017 04:18 PM

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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‘Philatelic Database’ offers online archives of articles and more about stamp collecting

August 17, 2017 07:00 PM

The site is run by Richard Turton and William Cochrane, who exemplify how wide the world wide web really is.

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Popular 2½-penny Rarotongan Chief stamp offers substance and history at a fair price

August 17, 2017 01:00 PM

British Empire stamps of the classic period are favorites with many collectors. They often feature finely engraved designs and intriguing subjects.

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North Korean stamps honor recent missile tests

August 14, 2017 09:00 AM

Previous stamps from North Korea have commemorated events that led up to the intercontinental ballistic missile launch, including the launch of the Kwangmyongsong 2 rocket in 2009.

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Calle pays tribute to father, Calle stamps at APS show

August 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Chris Calle, who also is a stamp designer, worked with his father on the 1994 Moon Landing 25th anniversary stamps (United States Scott 2841-2842).

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Postage due stamps capture the beauty of Lebanon’s iconic places

August 12, 2017 08:00 AM

These stamps were the first permanent postage due issue of Lebanon. Prior to this set, Lebanon’s postage due stamps were postage due stamps of France surcharged in either French or French and Arabic.

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The single hot stamp from Jasdan, Children’s Health semipostals are no more: Inside Linn’s

August 11, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Aug. 28 issue, Ronald Blanks explores the many ways the United States Fruits series of low-denomination definitive stamps are being used to make mass mailings more enticing to their recipients.

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New Brunswick ship stamp picks up steam, Hepburn stamp tops $175,000: Week’s Most Read

August 11, 2017 09:30 AM

Also this week, James P. Mazepa took home the 2017 Champion of Champions award at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Richmond, Va.

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Britain’s WWI series continues with stamps focusing on events of 1917

August 10, 2017 01:00 PM

Royal Mail’s other products for this WWI set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack.

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Vols. 5A and 5B of 2018 Scott catalog available

August 07, 2017 09:00 AM

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

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Mazepa’s ‘Colonial Central America’ crowned Champion of Champions at APS Stampshow

August 05, 2017 10:30 PM

Mazepa’s “Colonial Central America” exhibit bested 24 other grand award-winning exhibits from national-level shows in the APS World Series of Philately. Mazepa became the sixth multiple winner of the top philatelic exhibit award given in the United States.

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Born of frustration, France’s Sower design took time to get right

August 04, 2017 07:00 PM

Disappointment with designs introduced in 1900 led to France’s much-improved Sower design.

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Hang ten: Surfing around the world

August 04, 2017 01:00 PM

While surfing dates back to ancient times, Duke Kahanamoku, honored on a United States stamp of 2002, is considered the “father of modern surfing.”

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New Brunswick 12½¢ Steam and Sailing Ship stamp is a handsome, affordable buy

August 03, 2017 08:00 AM

The market for BNA stamps is active, and there are bright spots here and there that are even better than the market in general.

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Rich traditions of Swiss folk festivals highlighted on stamps

August 02, 2017 09:00 AM

The extended cover feature in the Aug. 21 Linn's monthly magazine examines Switzerland's rich tradition of local, regional, and national folk festivals.
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