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  • Map of Yugoslavia (1922-9)

    The Philatelic Database - Archive of Stamp Collecting Articles
    PDb Maps
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Even then, in 1922, the country was known colloquially as “Jugoslavia” or “Yugoslavia”. But […]
  • 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 Portugal: Gardens (2014)

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    William Cochrane
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Landscape Architecture is a very subtle art with a very elaborate technique, based on […]
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    14 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
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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

  • Post Card Augrabies Falls National Park – South Africa

    IndianStampGhar.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Post Card Augrabies Falls National Park- South  Africa A Beautiful Pre Paid post card issued by South Africa 0n 01 Jul 1992 on Augrabies Falls National Park. These falls 60m in height are on Orange river.
  • Post Card Vine Farm-South Africa

    IndianStampGhar.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Post Card Vine Farm-South Africa A Beautiful Pre Paid post card issued by South Africa 0n 01 Oct 1992 on 2ooth Anniversary of Nederburg Vine Farm.  
  • Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat

    IndianStampGhar.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat Date of Issue:- 08.07.1975. Contributed By:- Mr Somnath, Mangalore Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 1975.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/spl-1975/
  • Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat

    IndianStampGhar.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat Date of Issue:- 07.07.1975. Contributed By:- Mr Somnath, Mangalore Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 1975.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/spl-1975/
  • Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat

    IndianStampGhar.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Special Cover – Surat Philatelic Exhibition, Surat Date of Issue:- 06.07.1975. Contributed By:- Mr Somnath, Mangalore Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 1975.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/spl-1975/
 
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    MB's Stamps of India

  • 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
  • FIFA World Cup - Special Cover

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    A Special cover was released in Bangalore by India Post on 14.07.2014 to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Karnataka State Football Association, Bangalore.Cover Code: KTK/11/2014.Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.
  • New Philatelic Website by India Post.

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    India Post has launched a new philatelic website with separate address for Philately. Though this is a welcome and a great effort to have a separate site all depends upon its maintenance and updates regularly. The headings 'Football in India' and 'FIFA World Cup-2014' may be a temporary one there needs to be change in it's place. Lets hope that this site will be updated regularly and wish to see more news related to stamps and Philately.To visit the site click here: www.postagestamps.gov.in
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    Rainbow Stamp Club

  • Glasgow 2014 - XX Commonwealth Games

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
      Glasgow 2014 - XX Commonwealth games begin today… Date of Issue : 17 July 2014 A special set of souvenir stamps celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been issued by Royal Mail on 17th July 2014.The six colourful stamps feature swimming, track cycling, squash, judo, netball and athletics.Royal Mail is also celebrating the Games with a special postmark which will be carried on all stamped and franked mail across the UK until August 3.. The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.It…
  • History of playing cards on stamps

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
      Date of Issue : 8 August 2014 The history of playing cards is one of mystery and intrigue. Believed to have originated from China as far back as 1294 before they arrived in Southern Europe by the late 1300s, and spread quickly by trade and colonialism where they adapted to different cultures in which they found themselves. Indeed it is believed that the core elements of the decks and suits that we have today originated in the 15th Century from the red and black colour scheme of France during that period. By the late 19th century the Isle of Man had developed into a popular tourist…
  • Exclusive Exhibition on the Indian National Flag

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    ‘Indian National Flag’ was born in its present form on 22nd July 1947". The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of deep saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre. It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of India. The flag was subsequently retained as that of the Republic of India. In India, the term "tricolour" almost always refers to the Indian national flag. The flag is based on…
  • Invasive plants of Belarus..

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
      Date of Issue : 25 July 2014 On July 25, 2014 Ministry of Communications and Information of the Republic of Belarus will issue stamps “Canadian Goldenrod” and “Sosnowski Hogweed” from the series “Invasive plants of Belarus.” Face grade “A” corresponds to the rate for sending a simple letter weighing up to 20 gram within Belarus.Face brand «N» corresponds to the tariff of a simple non-priority mail cards. Invasive plants are introduced species that can thrive in areas beyond their natural range of dispersal. These plants are characteristically adaptable, aggressive,…
  • Flying high…

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
        Date of Issue : 11 July 2014 Jersey Post  issued a set of six stamps and a Souvenir Sheetlet on  11th July in celebration of the Red Arrows’ 50th display season.  The stamps feature dynamic photographs from the Red Arrows’ incredible displays, including four images captured by local photographer Andy Le Gresley during the 2012 Jersey Air Display and two images supplied by the Red Arrows official photographers. Acknowledged as one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is the public face of the Royal Air…
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  • 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 […]
  • Shopify Shipping Integration Now Available

    Eric Nash
    28 May 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Stamps.com is excited to introduce a new shipping integration with popular commerce platform Shopify. The integration gives Shopify customers new methods to simplify their order fulfillment process. Using Stamps.com, retailers can automatically import Shopify orders and print shipping labels for all USPS mail classes, both domestic and international. They also have access to the new […]
 
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