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  • Checklist: Louisville - Paste Magazine

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    24 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Paste MagazineChecklist: LouisvillePaste MagazineThe first Saturday in May brings thousands of tourists to Louisville, Kentucky to witness the most famous two minutes in sports. We are referring to the Kentucky Derby, where a band plays “My Old Kentucky Home,” guests sip on mint juleps while placing and more »
  • International exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists

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    24 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    One of the largest stamp exhibitions in Asia kicked off Friday in Taipei, showcasing some 1,000 frames of stamps from 24 nations with a total value at NT$1.5 billion . The 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, also the fifth time the event was held in Taiwan, attracted thousands of passionate philatelists who waited patiently to see philatelic rarities or get personalized products.
  • Calendar: Fiction Authors Showcase at North Haven Library, Maxine Hong ... - New Haven Register

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    25 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Calendar: Fiction Authors Showcase at North Haven Library, Maxine Hong New Haven RegisterGALLERY ONE ART: “Uncas Pond” by Catherine Christiano is part of the Gallery One exhibition at the Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery, 411 Church St., through May 9. Gallery One's 11 artists include David Brown, Old Saybrook; Ashby Carlisle, Old Lyme; ...
  • Newfoundland Miscellanea

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    Christer Brunström
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    In many ways Newfoundland is a most exciting philatelic area. Some of the classic issues are rarities (many have unfortunately been forged). Later issues frequently have most interesting designs featuring Newfoundland's history, natural surroundings and economic activities. The colony's strong ties with Great Britain and its royal family are also reflected on numerous stamps.
  • Cancellation forgeries on Finnish stamps

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    Keijo
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Possibly the most dangerous forgery type involves fake postmarks. With them you’ve got 100% legit stamp, but the postmark on top of it is either complete fake or fraudulently used genuine canceller. Many of you readers may know that for example the German inflation era stamps are a minefield for cancellation forgeries, but how many of you did know that the same applies for classical stamps of independent Finland as well? In short, the issue affects stamps that are somewhat plenty as mint, but less common (and in few occasions extremely rare) as fine used. The usual suspects include (but are…
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  • Checklist: Louisville - Paste Magazine

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Paste MagazineChecklist: LouisvillePaste MagazineThe first Saturday in May brings thousands of tourists to Louisville, Kentucky to witness the most famous two minutes in sports. We are referring to the Kentucky Derby, where a band plays “My Old Kentucky Home,” guests sip on mint juleps while placing and more »
  • Taipei exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists - WantChinaTimes

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    WantChinaTimesTaipei exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelistsWantChinaTimes"Stamp collecting is a king's hobby," Chunghwa Post chair Philip Weng said at the opening ceremony. "It makes you a more interesting person." At the exhibition, philatelists can catch a glimpse of some precious collections — including the earliest and more »
  • Mendocino Theatre Company Presents Mauritius - Ukiah Daily Journal

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    Mendocino Theatre Company Presents MauritiusUkiah Daily JournalBeginning tonight through Sunday, May 31, at Mendocino Theatre Company, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino, “Mauritius” is a darkly funny, unusual play about the hidden world of high-end stamp collecting. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck (television's ...MAURITIUS Opens Tonight at Mendocino Theatre CompanyBroadway Worldall 2 news articles »
  • W at's Happening in Mendocino County April 23 - April 29 - Ukiah Daily Journal

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    W at's Happening in Mendocino County April 23 - April 29Ukiah Daily Journal“Mauritius” is a darkly funny, unusual play about the hidden world of high-end stamp collecting. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck (television's Smash), is directed by accomplished Mendocino Theatre Company director Bob Cohen. Two estranged half ...
  • Graphitely Showcases The Small Scale Design Of Stamps - Paste Magazine

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Paste MagazineGraphitely Showcases The Small Scale Design Of StampsPaste MagazineStamps and stamp collecting have become overlooked in today's digital world. One designer and stamp enthusiast decided to highlight these miniscule masterpieces in a modern stamp collection. Blair Thomson is the designer behind Graphitely, a curated ...
 
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  • International exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    One of the largest stamp exhibitions in Asia kicked off Friday in Taipei, showcasing some 1,000 frames of stamps from 24 nations with a total value at NT$1.5 billion . The 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, also the fifth time the event was held in Taiwan, attracted thousands of passionate philatelists who waited patiently to see philatelic rarities or get personalized products.
  • Catch up on all the Maya Angelou stamp news: Morning Report

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. There's been a ton of Maya Angelou forever stamp coverage during the last couple of days here on Linns.com and elsewhere on the web.
  • Falkirk philatelists put their stamp on postal history

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. For most of us they are simply little bits of paper you lick the back of and attach to a letter or parcel you want to post.
  • Stamp dealer Stanley Gibbons issues profit warning: Morning Report

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. "It said 'a number of anticipated high-value sales' were not completed by its March year-end, although it 'expects a number of them' to go through in this half."
  • 5 reasons your kids should collect stamps

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Even avid collectors will tell you: Stamp collecting is not the flashiest of hobbies. It isn't trendy.
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    Philatelic OR Philately - Google News

  • Calendar: Fiction Authors Showcase at North Haven Library, Maxine Hong ... - New Haven Register

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Calendar: Fiction Authors Showcase at North Haven Library, Maxine Hong New Haven RegisterGALLERY ONE ART: “Uncas Pond” by Catherine Christiano is part of the Gallery One exhibition at the Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery, 411 Church St., through May 9. Gallery One's 11 artists include David Brown, Old Saybrook; Ashby Carlisle, Old Lyme; ...
  • 7 Things You May Not Know About the Royal Family - ABC News

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    ABC News7 Things You May Not Know About the Royal FamilyABC News5 – The queen not only owns Balmoral Castle, stud farms, a fruit farm, personal art and a fine collection of jewels, but she also own the Royal Philatelic Collection, one of the world's largest stamp collections started in the 1800s, according to Forbes.and more »
  • Stamps tracing history of dirhams up for grabs - Yahoo! Maktoob News

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Stamps tracing history of dirhams up for grabsYahoo! Maktoob NewsThe commemorative stamps are available for stamp enthusiasts and philatelists through outlets in select post offices, along with philately tools and specialised equipment for stamp collectors. The issuing of the stamps on the UAE currency is part of
  • Taipei exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists - WantChinaTimes

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    WantChinaTimesTaipei exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelistsWantChinaTimesThe 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, also the fifth time the event was held in Taiwan, attracted thousands of passionate philatelists who waited patiently to see philatelic rarities or get personalized products. Marveling at several award and more »
  • Business leaders optimistic on growth, wary of more taxes, spending from Wolf - Centre Daily Times

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Business leaders optimistic on growth, wary of more taxes, spending from WolfCentre Daily TimesThe meeting was hosted at the Pennsylvania Match Factory, itself the host of 13 businesses, American Philatelic Society Executive Director Ken Martin said. The economy and employer base in Pennsylvania is very diverse, Chamber of Business and Industry ...and more »
 
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  • Cancellation forgeries on Finnish stamps

    Keijo
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Possibly the most dangerous forgery type involves fake postmarks. With them you’ve got 100% legit stamp, but the postmark on top of it is either complete fake or fraudulently used genuine canceller. Many of you readers may know that for example the German inflation era stamps are a minefield for cancellation forgeries, but how many of you did know that the same applies for classical stamps of independent Finland as well? In short, the issue affects stamps that are somewhat plenty as mint, but less common (and in few occasions extremely rare) as fine used. The usual suspects include (but are…
  • Color variations on Zambian 3 ngwee National Dancing Troupe stamps

    Keijo
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Lately I’ve been working my way through a largish bulk lot of Zambian definitive stamps that I got last year. In case you’re wondering why a worldwide collector like me purchases bulk lots containing possibly hundreds of copies of the same stamps, the reason is two fold. First, it’s because of quality. The more exotic the country, the harder it is to find specimens that are in desirable condition. The 3ngwee National Dancing Troupe stamp is a prime example of this. It’s somewhat common stamp found on number of worldwide stamp collections, but coming up with a specimen…
  • How to implement a stamp that is an utter catastrophe from collector point of view

    Keijo
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    During the Easter I did quite a bit of stamp soaking on my own as well as with my youngest daughter (she’s eight by now and shows promising interest towards the world of stamp collecting). Though I did enjoy the father-daughter sharing a common hobby, I must say that there was a bit of dark cloud over these sessions. Let me introduce one of the culprits- The Finnish Angry Birds Stamps.   Yes, they’re pretty and attractive. And above all kids (and everybody else who’s played the Angry Birds) will evidently familiarize with them. But… Did you know that these stamps…
  • Few minor print flaws on Turkish stamps

    Keijo
    4 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Just a short post to cheer up a otherwise somewhat slow Easter holidays by showing some recent additions to my collection. In 1971 Turkey issued a set of three of stamps to commemorate the railroad connection between Turkey, Bulgaria and Iran. Though the series has the look and feel of commemorative stamp, Michel classifies them as definitive stamps. The reason for the decision is most likely the size of print run, 10-25 million copies per each value, whereas the actual commemorative stamps had print runs of only 200-400,000 copies. The below images show the middle value of the series; the…
  • Constant variations on 1970 Ecuador 80c Morpho Cypris-butterfly stamp

    Keijo
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    When you come up with print variations on some (modern) stamp, how do you determine if they are a constant or one time errors? That’s the question I had to answer when I spotted the below variations on 1970 Ecuadorian 80c butterfly (Cypris Morpho) stamps, and considered whether or not they are worth keeping. The answer is very simply to do some ‘primitive plating’ and compare items against larger blocks, preferably entire sheets and hope that there are similar varieties.  I must say I was somewhat fortunate to find an image of whole (imperf) sheet of these stamps from…
 
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  • 10th anniversary of re-establishment of Shri Ahichhatra Tirth.

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    On the occasion of Grand Celebration of 10th anniversary of re-establishment of Shri Ahichhatra Tirth, a special cover and special cancellation has been released by India Post on 23rd April 2015 at Ramnagar Kila (U.P.).Courtesy: Sudhir Jain, Satna
  • Era of Sail - Clipper Ships

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Australia Post released a set of 4 stamp depicting 19th century clipper ships that sailed in Australian waters on 17th February 2015.From the earliest days of European exploration, sailing ships were crucial in the development of Australia. Sailing ships carried everything that settlers needed for survival. The journey was often long and dangerous, ranging between six and 13 weeks, depending on weather conditions. Other hazards were fire and the difficulties of maintaining hygiene.Clipper ships were known as the greyhounds of the sea from their beginnings in the 1840s and represented the…
  • Centenary of Underwater Weapon

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    A stamp depicting submarines S61 (Class Dolphin) and S71 (Class Galerna) was released by Spain on 20th February 2015 comemmorating the centenary of Under water Weapon Act of 1915.
  • Old Seminary, Kottayam

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    A commemorative stamp was released by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of 200th year of the founding of Old Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala on 21st April 2015.
  • Sri Venkateshwara Balakuteer

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of  Sri Venkateshwara Balakuteer at Guntur on  18th March 2015.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.
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    Rainbow Stamp Club

  • Help Earthquake victims !!

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
      Help Earthquake Victims !! Deepest condolences to all those who lost their dear ones in the recent earthquake in Nepal and Northern India. May all get best possible assistance, relief and help in this hard time. Rainbow Stamp Club expresses heartfelt sympathies with all the victims of this disastrous earthquake. World’s disastrous earthquakes on stamps Assistance to Earthquake Victims   Pakistan Post issued stamp sheets of Rs 100 and Rs 25 on October 27, 2005 in order to help promote the cause of relief and rehabilitation activities in the earthquake affected areas. (This sheet…
  • Help the wounded…

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
      MaltaPost will release a philatelic miniature sheet bearing one stamp to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary on 25 April 2015. The stamp on the miniature sheet illustrates a Red Cross nurse attending to a wounded soldier together with two other soldiers on either side. The stamp within the miniature sheet bears a face value of €3.59. The Gallipoli Campaign (Battle of Gallipoli) took place at the Gallipoli Peninsula between 1915 and 1916 and involved British and French troops as well as divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The battle was thought to put an early…
  • New special Covers

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
      AL Jerry Braganza, father of Konkani Cinema – 24th April 2015 24th April is commemorated as Konkani Cinema Day in Goa. On this occasion a special cover was released in honour of the father of Konkani Cinema Shri AL Jerry Braganza at a function organized by the Dalgado Konkani Akademi (DKA), held at Hanuman Theatre, Mapusa, Goa on 24th April 2015. Special cover was released jointly by Dy. Chief Minister of Goa Shri Fr/ancis D'Souza and Postmaster General, Goa Region, Shri Charles Lobo. (Special Cover approval no. MH/18/2015). The special cover is sponsored by Dalgado Konkani Akademi…
  • New Special Covers

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
      Celebration of Civil Services Day – 20 April 2015 A Special Cover was released to mark celebration of Civil Service Day on 20th April 2015 at Mumbai. (Special Cover approval no. MH/16/2015) Every year, on the 21st of April, the "Civil Service Day" is observed by all Civil Services to re-dedicate and re-commit themselves to the cause of the people. It provides a unique opportunity for introspection as also chalking out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the changing times. On this occasion, all officers of Central and State Governments are honoured…
  • World Book Day

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
        World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.   The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date.   In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de…
 
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    A journey of stamps through First Day Cover (FDC)

  • Chinese Classic Novel “Red Chamber Dream” FDC from TAIWAN

    Sswarup Rath
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    FDC Name:Chinese Classic Novel “Red Chamber Dream” Issue Date:30th MAR'2015Details:In 2014, Chunghwa Post issued its first set of stamps in its Chinese Classic Novel “Red Chamber Dream” series in the order of the chapters. Now it is following up with its 2015 issue of four stamps. The designs follow :Daiyu Burying the Flowers (NT$5): Baoyu’s maid Qingwen refuses to open the door for Daiyu when she comes visit. Daiyu weeps in silence as she mistakenly interprets this as Baoyu’s doing. The next day, when she sees the ground carpeted with fallen petals, she is overcome with…
  • Chinese Idiom Stories FDC from TAIWAN

    Sswarup Rath
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    FDC Name:Chinese Idiom Stories Issue Date:20th MAR'2015Details:To enhance teenagers’ understanding of Chinese idioms and to inspire them, Chunghwa Post has issued a set of four stamps on idioms. The designs follow :Bo Le Appraises the Horse (NT$5): Bo Le is the name of a constellation in charge of the heavenly stable. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), there was a man named Sun Yang that many called Bo Le because he was expert in the ways of horses. There is a legend about his search for a good horse. One day, he saw a horse struggling to pull a salt cart up a steep…
  • Polar Bear FDC from GREENLAND

    Sswarup Rath
    11 May 2014 | 1:27 am
    FDC Name:Vulnerable AnimalsIssue Date:11th JUNE'2013Details:The 2013 Greenlandic stamp of the year was the stamp with the attractive polar bear with the title “Vulnerable Animals”. Stamp collectors from all over the world voted for their favorite among the 24 stamps issued by TELE-POST in 2013.It is the artist Naja Abelsen, who has created the beautiful stamp. Naja has earlier been behind no less than 16 stamps issued by TELE-POST. The stamp “Vulnerable Animals” was issued 11th June 2013. It was a joint issue with the Israeli Post and the point of the issue was to create…
  • Archeological treasure 2014 FDC from CROATIA

    Sswarup Rath
    11 May 2014 | 1:21 am
    FDC Name:Archeological treasureIssue Date:12th MAY'2014Details:In the village Služanj near Čitluk, from previous times, numerous medieval tombstones (“bilig”) are located in today’s local Catholic cemetery and nearby it. Inside the cemetery there laid a chest, which had deeply sunked into the ground, because it was obvious that it fell from its base. With somewhat effort the “bilig” in 2013 was erected and set up on its baseboard. The erected “bilig”, in the form of a tall chest with angled ends towards the baseboard, has truly impressive dimensions: height of 209 cm, width of…
  • BELARUS-Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

    Sswarup Rath
    9 May 2014 | 12:13 am
    Stamp Name:Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in SochiDetails: The post of the Republic of Belarus issued 3 nos of stamps and a souvenir sheet from the series “Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi”.The XXII Olympic Winter Games were held in Sochi (Russian Federation) from 7 to 23 February 2014.2800 athletes from 88 countries attended the event. Belarus was represented by 26 athletes (15 men and 11 women) in 5 sports disciplines.The Belarus team took part in Winter Olympics for the sixth time. Belarus is ranking the 8th in the medal table. Belarusian athletes…
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  • How to Ship Packages to the United Kingdom

    PaulMorris
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Did a customer in Scotland just buy one of your products and you need to ship your merchandise over?  Do you need to send a gift to a relative in London?  Learn how to use Stamps.com to ship packages to the United Kingdom (U.K.)! How to use Stamps.com for packages headed to the U.K. Once […]
  • USPS Delays Rate Increase Scheduled for April 26, 2015

    Eric Nash
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    The U.S. Postal Service announced that it will delay the postage rate increase and service classification changes that were scheduled to start on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The decision to delay the 2015 rate increase was motivated by the fact the Postal Regulatory Commission had not approved all of the proposed 2015 rates changes submitted […]
  • Certified Mail Has You Covered During Tax-Time

    DivyaDixon
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Use USPS Certified Mail To File Your Taxes Mailing in your tax return this year?  Use USPS Certified Mail with Return Receipt!  Why?  When you use Certified Mail with Return Receipt, you get a receipt showing when your tax return was delivered or when delivery was attempted.  You also receive an electronic or physical delivery record […]
  • How-To: Automatically Saving Addresses in the Address Book

    Eric Nash
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:09 am
    Did you know Stamps.com can automatically save the delivery addresses you enter onto an envelope or shipping label when you print postage? With just a few steps, you can set up the Address Book to auto-save addresses into our system. Steps to Automatically Save Address in Address Book From inside Stamps.com software, select “File” in the top […]
  • How to Get a Refund for Late Delivery on Priority Mail Express

    PaulMorris
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    If you need your packages delivered overnight, Priority Mail Express is a great option!  The mail service provides the fastest delivery offered by the U.S. Postal Service with delivery occurring 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.  The USPS also offers a money-back guarantee if your package is not delivered on time. The […]
 
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