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  • Antique dealer still loves the 'thrill of the hunt'

    Stamp Collecting News
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Neville Tyson holds a vintage German-made toy replica of a Bluebird racing car, dating back to 1928.
  • Why Stamps?

    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up
    Don Schilling
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    The Kat Ran Press has  released a new book Why Stamps? by Ivan Chermayeff. As part ofits "Essays in Philatelics"series it focuses on the philatelic work of type and graphic designers. Other books in the series include Designing the Mentoring Stamp,  Notes on Postage Stamps, Postage Stamps and Philatelic Atrocities.   According to a company press release,  "A good graphic designer pays attention to small things, and there are few things smaller than stamps. Ivan Chermayeff has been paying attention. For almost fifty years the acclaimed graphic designer has been…
  • Stamps of Great Britain: Commonwealth Games (2014)

    The Philatelic Database - Archive of Stamp Collecting Articles
    William Cochrane
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Created by designer Howard Brown, illustrator Nanette Hoogslag and photographer Andy Hooper, the Mint […]
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    14 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
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  • Stamp on Supermarine Spitfire aircraft- Gibraltar

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    28 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Stamp on Supermarine Spitfire aircraft- Gibraltar Miniature sheet issued on 28 sep 2011 to mark 75th anniversary   Supermarine Spitfire aircraft by Gibraltar. RAF Squadrons also feature on the MS.
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  • Antique dealer still loves the 'thrill of the hunt'

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Neville Tyson holds a vintage German-made toy replica of a Bluebird racing car, dating back to 1928.
  • Philately

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Penny Red was used in the UK for many years, and comes in hundreds of variations which are subject to detailed study by philatelists.
  • Stamp Collecting Ecosystem

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    In a recent article I discussed the graying of stamp dealers and collectors. One could consider these components of a larger ecosystem of sorts.
 
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    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up

  • Why Stamps?

    Don Schilling
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    The Kat Ran Press has  released a new book Why Stamps? by Ivan Chermayeff. As part ofits "Essays in Philatelics"series it focuses on the philatelic work of type and graphic designers. Other books in the series include Designing the Mentoring Stamp,  Notes on Postage Stamps, Postage Stamps and Philatelic Atrocities.   According to a company press release,  "A good graphic designer pays attention to small things, and there are few things smaller than stamps. Ivan Chermayeff has been paying attention. For almost fifty years the acclaimed graphic designer has been…
  • History of Perforations

    Don Schilling
    8 May 2014 | 10:02 am
    Janet Klug writes on the USPSstamps.com website about the development of perforations on U.S. postage stamps.According to Janet, "This technology came to the U.S. by way of Ireland, then England: First, a machine patented by Dublin inventor Henry Archer was used on the first perforated stamp (the Penny Red) around 1850. Then, four years later, British printers William and Henry Bemrose patented a rotary machine for separating stamps — a device that cut slots, or 'roulettes,' into the paper rather than holes."Meanwhile, in 1851 and 1855, Congress passed legislation that reduced and modified…
  • "Mona Lisa of the Stamp World" To Be Auctioned

    Don Schilling
    2 May 2014 | 1:09 am
  • Stephen Colbert Comments on Harvey Milk Stamp

    Don Schilling
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
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  • Match Factory to Lease Space to Microdistillary

    Don Schilling
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bellefonte, PA's Centre Daily Times reports space has been leased to Big Spring Spirits at the Match Factory - home of the American Philatelic Society (APS).According to the article by Britney Milazzo, "...the microdistillery will make two kinds of whiskeys — a bourbon and a rye — a rum, vodka and gin. Corn, wheat and barley will come from local farms..."APS Executive Director Ken Martin is quoted in the article as saying, "“We think this is going to be a good thing for the Match Factory. Any time we can see a new business that encourages economic growth, we see that as a good sign for…
 
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    Indian Stamp Ghar

  • Stamp on Supermarine Spitfire aircraft- Gibraltar

    IndianStampGhar.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Stamp on Supermarine Spitfire aircraft- Gibraltar Miniature sheet issued on 28 sep 2011 to mark 75th anniversary   Supermarine Spitfire aircraft by Gibraltar. RAF Squadrons also feature on the MS.
  • Errors & Varieties – Likh Florican -India 1989

    IndianStampGhar.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Errors & Varieties – Likh Florican -India 1989 A Stamp was issued by India 1989 on Likh Florican. One stamp listed below shows Likh Florican printed in reverse at bottom.    
  • Errors & Varieties -Sri Lanka -1989

    IndianStampGhar.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Errors & Varieties -Sri Lanka -1989 Sri Lanka issued a 75c stamp on 23 June 1989 on Janasaviya Development Programme and this stamp surcharged for Rupee one and issued on 22 Mar 1990. A Block of Four stamps which were surcharged have surcharge bars and surcharge totally shifted. A Nice error in Surcharge collection category.  
  • Innovation & Technology-Miniature Sheet -Hong Kong

    IndianStampGhar.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Innovation & Technology-Miniature Sheet -Hong Kong A Beautiful sheet issued by Hong Kong China on 19 Nov 2013  on Innovation & Technology.The themes are Green Technology, Information & Communications Technology,Chinese Medicine, Biotechnology, Nano and advanced materials & Radio Frequecy Identification. This is a unique sheet as it is the First Hong Kong Miniature sheet with Photochromic Ink and changes colors. A NEW TECHNOLOGY.  
  • Stamps on Telephones -Germany

    IndianStampGhar.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Stamps on Telephones -Germany Erstwhile East Germany (GDR/DDR) issued a set of four stamps on Historical telephones on 07 Feb 1989.
 
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    MB's Stamps of India

  • All India Federation of Master Printers.

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    A Special cover was released to mark the Diamond Jubilee of  All India Federation of Master Printers on 19th July 2014 at Sivakasi.All India Federation of Master Printers formed in 1953 is the apex body representing the Indian Printing Industry, draws its strength from 63 regional affiliate associations spread all over the country having 2.5 lakh printers.Cover Code: TN/09/2014Courtesy: Sreejesh krishnan 
  • Meghdoot - 2014

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Two Meghdoot cards released in Tamil Nadu printed at SPP Hyderabad in the year 2014.The first card in pic. is issued by 'District Rural Development Center - Kovai" (coimbatore) for THAI scheme - Tamil Nadu Village Habitation Improvement Scheme and describes various facilities implemented under the scheme in Coimbatore District. The second card is a Private advertisement,  by a matrimonial siteVetri Thirumana Thagaval Maiyam - Vetri Marriage Information CenterPlot No. 5, Lake Area, (Near Mattuthavani Bus Stand), Madurai - 625107Thanks to Kasinath for the Info/ translation.
  • ODIPEX - 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    India Post Odisha circle is organizing ODIPEX 2014 from 22-24 August, 2014. A Stamp Dealer meet will be organized in the venue. 20 Dealers booth will be arranged at the venue and interested dealers can contact the Organizing Committee.1. Dealers registration fees for table charges -Rs 2000/- for 3 days per dealer excluding accommodation.2. Each persons registered will be provided a free Lunch every day of the event.3. It has  been decided to allot 20 booths  during the event. The participation will be on first come first serve basis. It is requested that after receiving the…
  • District and Circle level Exhibitions in Karnataka

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    As per Official News a Circle level Exhibition will be held at Madikeri from 10th to 12th October 2014. It will include Kodagu, Mangalore, Udupi, Puttur and Tumkur Circles.Also  Suvarna Kaveri Pex 2014-15, a District Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held at Nanjaraja Bahadhur Choultry, Mysore on 09th to 10th August 2014, in joint collaboration with Nanjangud, Mandya and KolarPostal Divisions.
  • Centenary Celebration of Dr. V.S.Rishi

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    A special cover was released in Chennai by India Post on 16th July 2014 to celebrate centenary celebration of  Dr. V.S.Rishi.Cover Code: TN/07/2014Courtesy: Sreejesh krishnan
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    Rainbow Stamp Club

  • New stamp on Int. Year of Crystallography

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
      Date of Issue : 1 September 2014 One hundred years ago, Max von Laue received the Nobel Prize for proving that X-rays are diffracted by crystals. This discovery was simultaneously the birth of modern crystallography which has used X-rays for the non-destructive analysis of the structure of solid matter ever since then. On the occasion of this anniversary, the UNO proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Crystallography. Liechtenstein Post will issue a set of two stamps on  1st September 2014 to commemorate the special year of Crystallography. Through the “Metamorphosis Sequence…
  • New special cover and booklets

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
      Gandhipex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition - 25th - 26th July 2014   Gandhipex-2104, a district level philatelic exhibition is organized at K. B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on 25th and 26th July 2016. Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri R. K. Jayabhaye, Director Postal Services (H.Q.), Gujarat Postal Circle. A Special cover on Sports Authority of India was issued on the occasion. Shri R. K. Naidu, Director, Sports Authority of India was also present on the occasion. Two booklets on 2014 FIFA World Cup and Sachin Tendulkar…
  • The Lindau Messenger – an ancient courier service

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
      Date of Issue : 1 September 2014 The Liechtenstein Post will issue a special stamp on 1st September 2014 to commemorate an ancient courier service “The Lindau Messenger”.The Lindau Messenger was a courier service operated between Lindau at Lake Constance and the Italian city of Milan up to the beginning of the 19th century. The Lindau Messenger transported goods, money and letters, crossing through areas of Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Italy on his way. Each of the first four countries named is currently issuing its own stamp on this topic. The Liechtenstein…
  • International Congress of Mathematicians 2014

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
        Date of Issuer : 15 July 2014 The International Congress of Mathematicians The International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 (ICM 2014) will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 13-21, 2014.The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest congress in the mathematics community. It is held once every four years under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the opening ceremony on the first day of the congress. Each congress is memorialized by…
  • PUMed - Postal Union for the Mediterranean

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
      Date of Issue : 9 July 2014 Here is a beautiful stamp issued by Malta Post which Marks the co-operation between members of the Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed) through a joint stamp issue entitled 'The Mediterranean Sea'. A number of postal operators within PUMed, also known as Euromed, are issuing stamps bearing 'The Mediterranean Sea' as a common theme. The stamp features the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding countries. Amany Ahmed Ali of Egypt Post Postal Printing House designed the stamp. Her stamp was chosen in a contest among six member countries including Cyprus,…
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  • Stamps.com Chairman & CEO Ken McBride Wins 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

    Eric Nash
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Ernst & Young recently announced that Stamps.com Chairman and CEO Ken McBride has received the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Business Services category for the Greater Los Angeles area. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to […]
  • Tips on Staying Organized for Small Business Owners

    DivyaDixon
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Do you know where your important documents are? As a small business owner, you have to deal with many important documents like your tax forms, lease agreements, mortgage papers, receipts, invoices, purchase orders and more! Are they all together in one safe, organized place? Probably not. You most likely have some of your documents stored in […]
  • USPS Submits Proposal for Priority Mail Price Cut

    Eric Nash
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    On July 1, the U.S. Postal Service submitted a proposal to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to reduce prices for Priority Mail. If approved, the reduced rates would go into effect on September 7, 2014. The pricing reductions would only apply to Commercial Base rates (online postage) and Commercial Plus rates. The price reductions focus on […]
  • Customer Spotlight: Loose Petals

    DivyaDixon
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:16 am
    Karen Young, owner of Loose Petals shares her story – How she started her small business, what challenges she faced, how she overcame them and how Stamps.com helped her streamline her shipping process. Stamps.com: Tell us about your business?  How did you start? Loose Petals is an independent publishing company.  As the owner and artist, I […]
  • USPS Temporarily Suspends Electronic Delivery Confirmation to Brazil, France & More

    Eric Nash
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the USPS temporarily suspended Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International™ service to 7 countries — Brazil, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg, and Portugal. The suspension is due to a recent performance evaluation of each country’s ability to scan packages on delivery at the international delivery address. The USPS determined these country’s […]
 
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