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  • Stamp act: Norfolk Philatelic Society looks to increase membership

    Stamp Collecting News
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    From left, John Stanfield, Greg Waldecker, Joe Weintrob and Jerome Rubin are members of the Norfolk Philatelic Society.
  • Contemporary Map of Cambodia

    The Philatelic Database - Archive of Stamp Collecting Articles
    PDb Maps
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is a contemporary map of Cambodia. It shows all the major settlements. A […]
  • Klaipeda forgeries

    Stamp Collecting Blog
    Keijo
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    If you’ve not heard of stamps of Klaipeda before, worry not. It was new to me since late last year, when I landed with a small lot of Klaipeda forgeries. Shortly put, Klaipeda is Lithuanian name for what’s usually referred as the (German plebiscite territory of) Memel in stamp world. Lithuania occupied [...]
  • Easter Greetings – Philatelic Way

    Indian Stamp Ghar
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Easter Greetings – Philatelic Way indianstampghar wishes all its readers  “A Happy Easter Sunday”. May all of you have great Fun and joy in midst of Your family , Friends and loved ones. Few stamps issued to celebrate the event in 2009. Slovak Post (Slovenska Posta) is marking Easter with a new stamp with the scent of the narcissus. The new stamp which has the scent added during the colour printing process, just need warmth or friction to release the fragrance, Denomination  € 0.33.
  • The 100th birth Anniversary of M.L. Gallay.

    MB's Stamps of India
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Russian Post released a stamp on 28th March 2014 to commemorate 100th birth anniversary of M.L. Gallay, Soviet Test Pilot. He was also a writer and has published about 30 scientific papers. He taught at the Moscow Aviation Institute and Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation .The stamp features a portrait of ML Gallo and in the background strategic bomber M -3 development OKB. V. Myasishcheva , for whom Mark  was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union .
 
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  • Klaipeda forgeries

    Keijo
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    If you’ve not heard of stamps of Klaipeda before, worry not. It was new to me since late last year, when I landed with a small lot of Klaipeda forgeries. Shortly put, Klaipeda is Lithuanian name for what’s usually referred as the (German plebiscite territory of) Memel in stamp world. Lithuania occupied [...]
  • Review of Stamp Mate 2014

    Keijo
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Around August of last year I was approached by fellow software developer Tomaž Langerholc asking my opinion of about a stamp inventory product he was working. Little did I know that this simple request would lead into nearly six month involvement in testing and making of Stamp Mate.  Anyway, as Stamp Mate has been [...]
  • Some useful tidbits about Hong Kong definitive postage stamps

    Keijo
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    Recently I’ve been working with my collection of Hong Kong stamps: adding new items as well enhancing my knowledge of the ones I previously possess. All in all, the past week has definitely brought up the various definitive stamp issues of Hong Kong amongst my favorites even in worldwide scale. Different papers on QE2 Annigoni [...]
  • Photographing places and locations behind stamp designs

    Keijo
    1 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    I’m a bit of a camera nut and over the years I’ve build a habit of taking snapshots of locations, scenes and topics I find familiar from stamps.  This entry is about sharing few random photos (and related stamps) from my collection. Karelian runesinging My winter holidays were this week, and I and rest of the [...]
  • Difficulty of collecting Chinese stamps

    Keijo
    17 Feb 2014 | 8:15 am
    I’m about half-way through on working my stamp collection (or in this case, accumulation could be a more proper term) for China, and I got to confess, that I understand why many struggle with Chinese stamps. Collecting Chinese stamps is demanding, and if you have limited knowledge about the history and culture behind, some parts [...]
 
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  • Easter Greetings – Philatelic Way

    IndianStampGhar.com
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Easter Greetings – Philatelic Way indianstampghar wishes all its readers  “A Happy Easter Sunday”. May all of you have great Fun and joy in midst of Your family , Friends and loved ones. Few stamps issued to celebrate the event in 2009. Slovak Post (Slovenska Posta) is marking Easter with a new stamp with the scent of the narcissus. The new stamp which has the scent added during the colour printing process, just need warmth or friction to release the fragrance, Denomination  € 0.33.
  • Stamps on Easter

    IndianStampGhar.com
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Stamps on Easter Indian Stamp Ghar extends Easter Sunday Greetings to all its readers across the Globe being celebrated today. Easter  is a Christian feast and Holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Cavalry  as described in New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent , a forty day period of Fasting ,prayer and Penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week and it contains Maundy Thursday  commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper as well as Good Friday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty…
  • Postal Stationery India 2014- Post Card

    IndianStampGhar.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Postal Stationery India 2014- Post Card Post Card issued by SPP Hyderabad. Yr of Issue – 2014 Slogan – Philately King of Hobbies.
  • Maxim Cards on Sathya Sai Baba – By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Maxim Cards on Sathya Sai Baba – By India Post A Set of Two Maxim Cards issued on Sathya Sai Baba Year of Issue-  2014 Contributed by K Apparao- Warangal   Max Card 1 – Sathya Sai Water Project, Sathya Sai University,Institue of Higher Medical sciences, Sathya Sai StupamMax Card 2- Sai’s Mother -Eshwaramma, Sai Baba in his Youth and Father -Pedda Venkama Raju
  • Postal Stationary – Special Air Mail cover With Gandhi Ji Picture – By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Postal Stationary – Special Air Mail cover With Gandhi Ji Picture – By India Post Formula Postal Stationaries issued during “Dak Bharati – 2004″ Gujarat Circle Set of Four Special Speed Post Covers For Local Distance,Upto 200kms,for 201- 1000Kms,for Beyond 1000kms Date of Issue:-01.10.2004.
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  • The 100th birth Anniversary of M.L. Gallay.

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Russian Post released a stamp on 28th March 2014 to commemorate 100th birth anniversary of M.L. Gallay, Soviet Test Pilot. He was also a writer and has published about 30 scientific papers. He taught at the Moscow Aviation Institute and Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation .The stamp features a portrait of ML Gallo and in the background strategic bomber M -3 development OKB. V. Myasishcheva , for whom Mark  was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union .
  • Maritime Malta Series II

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Malta Post released a set of four stamps on 18th March 2014 commemorating 35 years from the End of Military Facilities Agreement and the 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Force depicting police boats and navy vessels.The two Navy vessels portrayed on the stamps, HMS Alexander (1800) and HMS London (1979), are depicted in the vicinity of Fort St. Angelo and Fort St. Michael respectively.The police boats depicted on the stamps appear against the background of two harbours, that of Marsamxett and of Sliema. A police station appears in the background of each one.
  • Karpov puts his stamp on Olympics and chess.

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov was at UPU headquarters on Monday 7 April 2014 to inaugurate a philatelic exhibition on sport and the Olympic movement featuring items from his personal and world-class collection.Russia's ambassador to Switzerland, Alexander Golovin (left) inaugurated the exhibition with the UPU's Bishar A. Hussein and Anatoly Karpov (right).Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov was at UPU headquarters on Monday 7 April 2014 to inaugurate a philatelic exhibition on sport and the Olympic movement featuring items from his personal and world-class collection.Karpov is well known for…
  • Wild Flowers of Russia.

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Russian Post issued a set of 4 stamps on 14th March 2014 on the wild flowers of Russia.Fireweed angustifolia - a perennial herb species of the genus willow-herb family kipreyny. It grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere. On the territory of Russia is most often found in the band of coniferous forests of Siberia and the European part. Seeds remain viable for several years.Lupin Multivalent - kind of herbaceous legumes. Is an annual, biennial and long rhizomatous herbaceous plant, rarely subshrubs. Palmate leaves on long stalks, gathered in a rosette, stem - are arranged in a regular order.
  • The North by the Sea - Icebreakers of Sweden.

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    On 17th March 2014 Sweden issued a miniature sheet on two Ice breakers.The stamps depict the Swedish Maritime Administration’s icebreakers, Atle and Ymer. Atle was built at the Wärtsilä shipyard in Finland and was delivered in 1974. Ymer was delivered in 1977 from the same shipyard. They are sister vessels, with similar perfor- mance and measurements.Atle is shown in its entirety, while the stamp with Ymer shows the vessel in close contact with the ice.Source: Swedish Post.
 
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  • Buckingham Palace on new stamps by Royal Mail

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
      Date of Issue : 15 April 2014 The Royal Mail released a 10-stamp set of images celebrating the palace, which has been the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.The Mint Stamps feature six glorious paintings of Buckingham Palace down the centuries, ranging from Adriaen van Diest’s study of c.1700 to Chris Draper’s new work in water colour and gouache, which was specially commissioned by Royal Mail. Buckingham Palace serves as the official home of the Queen as Head of State of the United Kingdom. It is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world…
  • New stamps on EUROPA 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
         Date of Issue : 28 April 2014 Serbia Post issued a set of two stamps on EUROPA 2014 theme “ National Musical Instruments”. Musical instrument is an important element of the musical tradition of a nation. Musical instruments take numerous forms, and by their origin they can be indigenous or adopted from another culture, but can also become national because of its use. According to classification of musical instruments of Germam ethnomusicologists Curt Sachs and Erich M. Hornbostel, which takes as the criterion any material as the source of the sound and the way the…
  • New stamps on Music

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
      Date of Issue : 5 April 2014 In the organization of PostEurop, special stamps with the EUROPA logo that every year has a unique central theme for all its members are issued. The theme for 2014 is folk musical instruments, Croatian Post issued a set of two stamps featuring  Herzegovinian pipes and dual flutes (dvojnice), instruments that were made and played by the ancestors, and are played till this day. Dual flutes or Herzegovinian instruments are in fact two flutes that are made from one piece of wood in that way both can be played simultaneously. It is most often made out of…
  • Festivals of India - Hanuman Jayanti

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
          Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year by the people in India to commemorate the birth of Hindu Lord, Hanuman. It is celebrated annually in the Hindi month of Chaitra (Chaitra Pournima) on 15th day of the Shukla Paksha. Hanuman Jayanti 2014 is being celebrated by the people all over India today on 15th of April.  Here is a special article on Bazar Cards featuring Lord Hanuman by noted philatelist and author Mr Naresh Agarwal . BRITISH INDIA BAZAR CARDS : MIRROR OF HINDU MYTHOLOGY ( PICTURING RAMAYANA AND LORD HANUMAN IMAGES ONE OF THE HEROES OF…
  • New stamps on Ships and Explorers..

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
      The new set of four stamps from the Tristan da Cunha Post Office depicts Arctic and Antarctic Explorers and Personalities who have journeyed in Tristan waters. Each stamp depicts an image of one of these seafarers together with the ship most closely associated with them and Tristan da Cunha. 35p – James Weddell and “Jane” Born in 1787 and although initially a member of the Royal Navy (1796–1815) where he rose to the rank of Master, he left and became a Merchant Mariner. In 1819 he persuaded the owners of the Brig Jane to entrust him with command of a sealing expedition to the…
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  • Stamps.com NOT AFFECTED by the Heartbleed Bug

    Eric Nash
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Last week (April 7, 2014) a serious security vulnerability called Heartbleed (http://heartbleed.com) was announced regarding OpenSSL which is software widely used to support secure Internet services. In response to notification of the vulnerability, Stamps.com reviewed all of our sites and applications and found NONE of our systems are vulnerable to this security issue. Very few […]
  • [Infographic] Shipping Carrier Comparison: UPS vs. FedEx vs. the USPS

    Eric Nash
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Stamps.com recently compiled an infographic revealing new data on how UPS, FedEx and the USPS compare in package tracking events, delivery times and overall costs. Stamps.com staff shipped 144 packages to all eight shipping zones across the U.S. from three separate locations. Below is the full infographic. Learn more about carrier tracking scans, speed of delivery […]
  • Study Shows USPS Beats UPS, FedEx on Delivery Times and Cost

    Eric Nash
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:06 pm
    As two-day delivery becomes more common with the growth of Amazon Prime, online retailers are being forced to speed up their package delivery and provide free or low-cost shipping to satisfy buyers. And with new prices and products being introduced from the top U.S. shipping carriers each year, optimizing your shipping program is more important than […]
  • Customer Spotlight: Crayon Rocks

    DivyaDixon
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:09 pm
    How did Barbara start her small business? How did Stamps.com help along the way? Barbara Lee, owner of Crayon Rocks, a soy wax crayon manufacturer shares her story. Tell us about your business. How did you start?  I started my business in my garage in La Crescenta, CA. Only two years ago, we moved to […]
  • Stamps.com Announces Integration With ShipStation

    Eric Nash
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:57 am
    We are excited to announce Stamps.com’s new integration with ShipStation, a web-based shipping solution that helps online retailers process and ship their orders using multiple carriers including FedEx, USPS, UPS and DHL. When using ShipStation’s web-based interface, customers can compare shipping rates and easily select the lowest cost carrier for each package. All order data is […]
 
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