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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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