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  • Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla

    MB's Stamps of India
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    India Post released a stamp of Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla on 20th August 2014 on completing 125 years of its existence.
  • First Day Covers Tell Story Of Malaysia

    Stamp Collecting News
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    By Kurniawati Kamarudin KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's journey as an independent nation over the last 57 years has been depicted in the many of the stamps issued by Pos Malaysia.
  • Underwater Post Offices Honored with New Stamps

    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up
    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…
  • Stamps of Great Britain: World War One Centenary (2014)

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    William Cochrane
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    These First World War 1914 centenary stamps represent the six series themes of Poppy, […]
  • Guatemala Primavera 1960 color changeling

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    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 [...]
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  • First Day Covers Tell Story Of Malaysia

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    By Kurniawati Kamarudin KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's journey as an independent nation over the last 57 years has been depicted in the many of the stamps issued by Pos Malaysia.
  • 'You learn the world': Postal history on display, for sale at Columbia stamp show

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Late in the Civil War, when the Confederate states were experiencing a paper shortage, people mailing letters would fashion envelopes out of wallpaper rather than standard paper.
  • In photos: Stamp collecting

    9 Aug 2014 | 8:10 pm
    A post card from Charleston at the Columbia Philatelic Society's stamp and post card show, held Saturday at Spring Valley high school.8/9/14 C MICHAEL BERGEN - mbergen@thestate.com The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
  • QSL Report: August 2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Philately and QSLing Next time you receive a QSL from a station you have reported to, take a closer look at the stamps or postal marks on the envelope.
  • 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.
 
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    The Stamp Collecting Round-Up

  • 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…
  • "Mona Lisa of the Stamp World" To Be Auctioned

    Don Schilling
    2 May 2014 | 1:09 am
 
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  • 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 [...]
  • Some unissued Russian Civil war era stamps from Armenia

    Keijo
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    I had an unexpectedly busy weekend due to an work related crisis, and thus had to push down my ’stamping plans’ considerably. So instead of digging into big pile of Nepalese stamps that’s been waiting my soak tray for several weeks, I started sorting a notably smaller lot of miscellaneous Europe. And there I [...]
  • The unidentifiable uglies – or how I deal with stamps of Indian states

    Keijo
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Though I’m quite knowledgeable about various worldwide stamps, one of those areas that give me a cold sweat are stamps of various Indian feudatory states (aka.the uglies). For the past week I’ve been going through a small pile of new additions from various Indian states, and here’s some of my thoughts about them in [...]
 
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  • Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    India Post released a stamp of Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla on 20th August 2014 on completing 125 years of its existence.
  • Letter from violin wins first prize.

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nataša Miloševic, a 13-year-old girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina, has won the gold medal in the Universal Postal Union’s 43rd International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People.For further news and the letter visit UPU Letter writing Contest 2014
  • Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Rotary Club of Madurai West.

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    A special cover was released to mark the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Rotary Club of Madurai West. on 4th July 2014.Rotary club of Madurai West, at the threshold of it golden jubilee, is an affiliate of Rotary International, a worldwide federation of professionals and entrepreneurs engaged in catalytic and direct action for the betterment of humanity in the areas of health, education, ethics, economy, resource sustainability and peace. Rotary Club of Madurai West upholds the core values of Rotary International : Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity and Leadership.  Its membership…
  • Republic Day - 2015 Stamp Design Competetion.

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Department of Posts is holding a “Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”. The theme of the competition is Clean India.Entries should reach the ADG (Philately), Dept. of Post by 15th October 2014.For Terms and Conditions and further news visit the website of  India Post
  • Gadagpex 2014 - Special Covers

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Gadagpex-2014 was held at Gadag on 9th and 10th August 2014. 2 special covers released on 9th August 2014, at the recently concluded Cluster Level Exhibition at Gadag consisting of 6 postal divisions of the Brahma Jainalaya, Lakkundi and Dodda Basappa Temple, Dambala.
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  • TAIPEI 2015 – 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
        Date of issue : 19 September 2014 Chunghwa Post is to issue special stamps sheet designed for the TAIPEI 2015 – 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition that will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 from April 24 – 28, 2015. The sheet will be introduced on the 19th of September. In order to promote this exhibition, Chunghwa Post is specially issuing this souvenir sheet with four stamps featuring scenic vistas of Taiwan in spring, summer, fall and winter before its opening. Each stamp has an adjacent tag. Spring (NT$5): During spring, the Yushan…
  • New Stamp from India - Gaiety Theatre, Shimla

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
        Date of Issue : 20 August 2014 India Post issued a commemorative stamp on Gaiety Theatre Complex on 20th August 2014. No any stamp release function  was organized on the occasion. The Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla, a hub of theatre and landmark heritage structure, which continues to stand tall after 125 glorious years of its existence. Gaiety Theater is located on the Mall, was opened on the 30th May, 1887. Many popular film personalities have performed on its stage. Today, the Gaiety theatre is primarily known for its social club. Schools in Shimla use this theater for…
  • Indian Winners at Philakorea 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
        Philakorea 2014, World Stamp Exhibition was held in Seoul from August 7 to August 12, 2014. Here is the award list of Indian participants . Heartiest Congratulations to all participants !   SR     NAME /  Medal                   TITLE OF EXHIBIT           MARKS     1   ANIL SURI                FISCAL OF…
  • New stamps from USPS..

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
      Date of Issue : 21 August 2014 Hudson River School stamps USPS will issue a set of four Forever stamps on 21st August 2014 featuring famous paintings of Hudson River School . During the 19th century, the artists of a young America searched for a new way of viewing the world and found it in the very landscapes around them. Inspired by the stunning natural beauty of New York state, the loose-knit Hudson River School of painters flourished from the mid-1830s to the mid-1870s and gave America its first major school of art. This 12th issuance in the American Treasures series features…
  • New My Stamps by India Post

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    ‘ My Stamps ’ new designs launched.. Taj Mahal India Post has launched 'My Stamp' at Indipex-2011, World Philatelic Exhibition on 12th February 2011. 17 different sheets were made available during the launch of 'My Stamps' having designs/themes of 12 diff. Sun signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Capricorn) Taj Mahal, Jungle lore (Wildlife: Indian lion, Indian elephant, Tiger, Rhino), Tales of Panchatantra (The lion and the rabbit, The monkey and the crocodile, The crow and the snake and The tortoise and the geese, Full steam…
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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
 
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