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  • Stamp Show celebrates club's 125th year

    Stamp Collecting News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Discover Stamp Collecting at the Milwaukee Philatelic Society's stamp show to be held September 19, 20, & 21, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 So.
  • Jim Carrey Gets His Own Stamp

    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up
    Don Schilling
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Jay Bigalke writes on the Linns.com website, "Five funny Canadians are being honored Aug. 29 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. The five stamps in the Great Canadian Comedians set pay tribute to Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Olivier Guimond."All are living honorees except for Guimond, who died in 1971 according to Jay. Jay goes on to say, "The stamp designs pictured with this article are Canada Post publicity images. The stamps were designed by Kosta Tsetsekas, Mike Savage and John Belisle of Signals, a design firm in Vancouver. Canada Post…
  • Stamps of Switzerland: SwissSkills (2014)

    The Philatelic Database - Archive of Stamp Collecting Articles
    William Cochrane
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    And the winner is … … the stamp by the painters and plasterers! Their […]
  • Automated stamp recognition

    Stamp Collecting Blog
    Keijo
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    I was recently reading a research paper about automated stamp image recognition, when it hit me that this is one of those situations where smart IT-guys (like yours truly, LOL) are often building tools that might not necessarily serve the hobby. If software automatically identifies a stamp in second or two (and even faster), what [...]
  • Blacks on Blondes

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    Steven
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Blacks on Blondes Discount $19.99/mo. $29.99 for three months and $9.99/mo. for one year Blacks On Blondes has its roots deep in the interracial hardcore market. They have had these deep roots for a very long time. These roots have produced many fruits in the form of HD and high res interracial hardcore videos and pictures. This site is completely submerged in (and also well versed in) the art of small tight white asses getting a pounding by hard black dudes. The guys will sometimes take turns pounding twats, and in extreme cases, you will see more than two stallions on one white chick. The…
 
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    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up

  • Jim Carrey Gets His Own Stamp

    Don Schilling
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Jay Bigalke writes on the Linns.com website, "Five funny Canadians are being honored Aug. 29 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. The five stamps in the Great Canadian Comedians set pay tribute to Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Olivier Guimond."All are living honorees except for Guimond, who died in 1971 according to Jay. Jay goes on to say, "The stamp designs pictured with this article are Canada Post publicity images. The stamps were designed by Kosta Tsetsekas, Mike Savage and John Belisle of Signals, a design firm in Vancouver. Canada Post…
  • Underwater Post Offices Honored with New Stamps

    Don Schilling
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Denise McCarty writes on the Linns.com website, "Underwater post offices of yesterday and today are featured on two recent stamp issues.The Bahamas commemorates the 75th anniversary of the world’s first undersea post office on four stamps issued Aug. 16. Vanuatu pictures its underwater post office, opened a little more than 10 years ago, on an unusually shaped self-adhesive stamp issued July 23."Shown above, newly issued stamp from the Bahamas honoring the world’s first undersea post office and the pioneering underwater photography work of John Ernest Williamson.To read her entire…
  • Stamp Collectors- No Fans of Pop Culture on Stamps

    Don Schilling
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    "Harry Potter, Elvis and Bugs Bunny share one thing in common: Traditional stamp collectors are no fans," writes reporter Marianne Levine of the LA Times.She goes on to pen, "Some philatelists say the committee that helps the postmaster general pick new stamps is favoring pop celebrities and fictional characters over cultural sites and historical figures, undermining a long tradition. Ken Martin, executive director of the American Philatelic Society, a nonprofit stamp-collecting foundation that claims 44,000 members is quoted as saying, ""Harry Potter is a perfect example," "Why do you…
  • 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…
 
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  • Automated stamp recognition

    Keijo
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    I was recently reading a research paper about automated stamp image recognition, when it hit me that this is one of those situations where smart IT-guys (like yours truly, LOL) are often building tools that might not necessarily serve the hobby. If software automatically identifies a stamp in second or two (and even faster), what [...]
  • A modern Soviet forgery

    Keijo
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    I was working with my Russian and Soviet collections last weekend, and upon sorting through a small accumulation of postally used Soviet definitives, I came upon a specimen which appeared a bit odd. Upon closer inspection, I found out that just about everything on this specimen was wrong. First here’s a real deal… The three rubles [...]
  • Guatemala Primavera 1960 color changeling

    Keijo
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Few years back I wrote about perforation varieties of Guatemalan Spring Fair 1960 stamp, and with this entry I’ll introduce another bizarre specimen for this stamp. Not sure if this a chemical color changeling or a real thing, but either way, it’s strikingly different. Assuming the stamp was printed in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black), it [...]
  • Is it OK to give negative feedback?

    Keijo
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Over the summer I’ve been feeling random stings on my heart when filing public reports about the quality of stamps sent for my exchange. I don’t know if it’s part of the Finnish behavior or something more widespread, but I find it very hard to to give (verbal) negative feedback even when I know [...]
  • SCB Summer Camp: Filling spaces project

    Keijo
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:20 am
    I’m keeping a short ’summer break’ from actual blogging and focus on working my collection and my stamp exchanges for the next month or two. Two frequently asked questions relating to my exchange are “Can you tell me what specific stamps do You need from country X” and “Do you have these…”. Well, this [...]
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    Adult Digital Workshop

  • Blacks on Blondes

    Steven
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Blacks on Blondes Discount $19.99/mo. $29.99 for three months and $9.99/mo. for one year Blacks On Blondes has its roots deep in the interracial hardcore market. They have had these deep roots for a very long time. These roots have produced many fruits in the form of HD and high res interracial hardcore videos and pictures. This site is completely submerged in (and also well versed in) the art of small tight white asses getting a pounding by hard black dudes. The guys will sometimes take turns pounding twats, and in extreme cases, you will see more than two stallions on one white chick. The…
  • Digital Playground

    Steven
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Digital Playground Discount $9.95 $29.99 for one month and $10.00/mo. for one year Digital Playground has been one of our favorites for a long time. Why? They have this marvelous porn company that keeps making us spill our pleasures all over, all the time! They also have some really sexy dames in their galleries. This site has the same name as the company, so don’t get confused. The company has produced films that have been well received in the porn industry over the years. These guys have dabbled in various niches and genres. On their site, you will be able to see all this material and all…
 
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  • Post Cards with Advertisements – India – 2001

    IndianStampGhar.com
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Post Cards with Advertisements – India – 2001 Post Card issued by ISP in 2001 with advertisement on MTNL.
  • Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 Vienna– World Heritage Sites

    IndianStampGhar.com
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 Vienna– World Heritage Sites UN Postal administration issued a set of Six stamps on Taj Mahal under World Heritage sites series on 16 Jul 2014. A set of two stamps each was released from Geneva, New York & Vienna Headquarters of UN Postal Administration. Booklet Contains 6x Miniature sheets with Four stamps each. Vienna  issue values in Euro Cents on all six Miniature sheets. Date of issue -11 Jul 2014 Booklet of stamps issued by UN Post HQ Vienna
  • Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 Geneva – World Heritage Sites

    IndianStampGhar.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 Geneva – World Heritage Sites UN Postal administration issued a set of Six stamps on Taj Mahal under World Heritage sites series on 16 Jul 2014. A set of two stamps each was released from Geneva, New York & Vienna Headquarters of UN Postal Administration. Booklet Contains 6x Miniature sheets with Four stamps each. Geneva issue values in Swiss Francs on all six Miniature sheets. Date of issue -11 Jul 2014
  • Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 – World Heritage Sites

    IndianStampGhar.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Booklet of Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 New York – World Heritage Sites UN Postal administration issued a set of Six stamps on Taj Mahal under World Heritage sites series on 16 Jul 2014. A set of two stamps each was released from Geneva, New York & Vienna Headquarters of UN Postal Administration. Booklet Contains 6x Miniature sheets with Four stamps each. New York issue values in Cents on all six Miniature sheets. Date of issue -11 Jul 2014 Booklet issued by UN Postal HQ – New YORK  
  • Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 – World Heritage Sites

    IndianStampGhar.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Stamps on Taj Mahal – UN 2014 – World Heritage Sites UN Postal administration issued a set of Six stamps on Taj Mahal under World Heritage sites series on 16 Jul 2014. A set of two stamps each was released from Geneva, New York & Vienna Headquarters of UN Postal Administration.   Stamps on Taj Mahal issued by UN postal Administration New York
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  • Suez Canal stamp by Egyptian Post.

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A set of  three se-tenant £2 stamps featuring Suez Canal were issued on 5th Aug. 2014 to coincide with the Egyptian government’s announcement of its plans to build a new Suez Canal next to the existing canal. But one of the stamp is said to have the picture of Panama Canal wrongly shown as Suez canal.For further news: Linns.com
  • Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering.

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    India Post released a special cover to celebrate the decennial year of  Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering on 22nd August 2014 at kochi.School of Marine Engineering of Cochin University is named after Kunjali Marakkar, as a tribute to the valiant chief of King Zamorin of  Kozhikode, who fought against Portuguese colonialism erstwhile malabar coast during 16th century.Cover Code: KL-11/2014Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.
  • PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal.

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Commemorative covers issued by the Postal Authorities in Nepal to commemorate the visit of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal.Courtesy: Ramesh Shet, Kundapura. For further details contact : 919482772682
  • Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Russian Post released a stamp of Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, President of Venezuela on 28th July 2014.The stamp depicts a portrait of Hugo Chavez against the backdrop of a waving flag of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  • Joint Issue by Russia and Bulgaria - Tradition and Modernity

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Russian Federation issued a joint stamp with Republic of Bulgaria on 7th July 2014 to celebrate their diplomatic relations. The stamp depicts flags of Russia and Bulgaria.
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    Rainbow Stamp Club

  • Hindi Day

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
      Hindi Diwas 14 September - Hindi Day September 14th, is celebrated as Hindi Day because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devnagari script as the Official Language of the Union. Hindi Diwas is celebrated all through the India to show the importance of Hindi language in the country. The Hindi language in India has a long history, and it is the language spoken as a mother tongue by around 258 million people, and known as the 5th largest language of the world.   Club News Acknowledgement Recent issue of TAPS Journal (Chief Editor –…
  • Mykolaiv Monument – A Great Memorial of Ship Builders

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
      Date of Issue : 8 September 2014 Ukrposhta has issued a commemorative stamp that depicts a great monument of Mykolaiv- Monument to the shipbuilders. This monument considered to be one of the brightest symbols of this city. The stamp was released on the 8th of September. In 1989, the city’s 200th anniversary was marked by installation of a large memorial near the intersection of Lenin Prospect and Sovetskaya Street. Kyiv architects V.A. Chepelyk, M.I. Kislyy, N.I. Alekseyenko, and V.P. Sklutskyy designed the monument. It features a globe surrounded by figures of naval commanders and…
  • New Special Cover

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
      Maa Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra Maa Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra was organised in Uttarakhand from 18-08-14 to 07-09-14. It is one of the toughest yatra and spans a distance of 280 kms. It happens every twelve years and is termed as the Himalaya Maha-Kumbha. Last time it happened in circa 2000. It could not happen in 2012 due to mal-maas and then again in 2013 due to Kedar valley tragedy. To celebrate the successful completion of the Yatra, a  function was organised in Dehradun on12-09-14 to felicitate the persons involved in organizing it. A special cover (UK/03/2014) was released during the…
  • Stamp on Teacher’s Month from Philippines

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
      Date of Issue : 5 September 2014 In India, we celebrate Teacher’s day on 5th September. In Philippines, Teacher’s month is celebrated  from 5th September to 5th October . To commemorate this month Philippines Post issued a postage stamp . PHLPost together with the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd), launched “Salamat Po Titser” stamps on 5 September 2014 to commemorate the National Teachers’ Month . The stamp presentation coincided with the awarding to winners of Metrobank Foundation’s Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), Country’s…
  • My Recent Covers..

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
      Cover from Russia 100 years of the city of Kyzyl Thanks to Mr EN Limanski, Moscow – Russia   Received these nice covers recently from Russia and Germany. Many many thnaks to  Mr Limanski of Russia and Mr Beyer of Germany.   Covers from Germany Thanks to Mr Wolfgang Beyer – Germany  
 
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  • Free! Ultimate Guide to Sept 2014 Priority Mail Rate Changes

    Eric Nash
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Need more info about the Priority Mail rate changes that are starting on Sunday, September 7, 2014? Stamps.com has released a Complete Guide to the September 2014 USPS Priority Mail Rate Changes. The FREE downloadable PDF includes: New rates by weight and zone for postage purchased at the Post Office (Retail Rates) New rates by weight and […]
  • USPS Lowers Priority Mail Rates – Starts Sunday, September 7

    Eric Nash
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Free Download! The Ultimate Guide to the September 2014 Priority Mail Rate Change. Download this PDF file now. On Sunday, September 7, 2014, the U.S. Postal Service will adjust shipping rates for Priority Mail.  This rate adjustment will both increase and decrease “Retail Rates” at the Post Office, but will only DECREASE rates for postage […]
  • Simple Step to Start Selling into International Markets

    Eric Nash
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    There are over 1 Billion buyers worldwide and e-commerce sales are expected to be over 1.5 TRILLION dollars in 2014 (Source: eMarketer) — that is 20% higher than 2013! The international market is a HUGE opportunity for online retailers and it’s only getting bigger. International buyers want U.S. products and buying directly from the source is […]
  • Download Stamps.com Version 12.0 Today

    Eric Nash
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    We’re excited to announce that Stamps.com Version 12.0 is now available! Check out these great new features and upgrades: BestRate Shopping Engine Upgrades The USPS BestRate shopping engine allows you to easily find the optimum mail class and shipping rate for your packages. The software gets its name from the “best rate” identifier feature that […]
  • How to Apply for a Mail-In Postage Refund (Video)

    Eric Nash
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    If you have a postage misprint where you print on the back of your NetStamps label sheet, or you print incorrectly on the front, you will need to mail-in a postage refund request to Stamps.com.  Watch this video to see how easy the mail-in refund process is. The U.S. Postal Service manages all refunds for […]
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