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  • 90-year-old judge donates 11000 stamp collection - FOX 9 News

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    28 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    FOX 9 News90-year-old judge donates 11000 stamp collectionFOX 9 NewsAs life went on, and Strutz became a judge in Freeborn County, he used stamp collecting at a diversion from the crime and violence he dealt with from the bench. “There were some pretty agonizing cases, I did a lot of the child abuse. We had a lot of and more »
  • Values Of Stamps

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    28 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The hobby of collecting stamps, also recognized as philately, is among the world's most interesting and popular hobbies. Collectors find them attractive and fascinating at the same time educational.
  • Berwick stamp club designs special commemorative keepsake - Berwick Today

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    29 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Berwick TodayBerwick stamp club designs special commemorative keepsakeBerwick TodayThere will be several stalls and many old picture postcards from the region will be included as well as range of philatelic items. Secretary Jeff Armstrong said: “This is unique in the world of philately but is also one of the only items which members
  • War Tax Stamps – The British Empire’s Effort 1914-1920

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    Russell W. Stern
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    There are many stamps issued during World War I, which reflect the momentous events of those years.
  • What do you consider a common stamp?

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    Keijo
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    During the summer months I had several talks with people who were considering on taking part to my stamp exchange, but were holding back because they felt as if their offerings would be too common and they would not add to my collection. I tried to convince them that despite my collection of ~100K items sounds huge, it has by all means got more holes than Swiss cheese. In the end this is nothing more than simple maths. There are approx. 750,000 (and increasing) face different stamps out there; and I’ve got ~13% of those. And the above statistic is just for the simplified level whereas I…
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    "stamp collecting" - Google News

  • 90-year-old judge donates 11000 stamp collection - FOX 9 News

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    FOX 9 News90-year-old judge donates 11000 stamp collectionFOX 9 NewsAs life went on, and Strutz became a judge in Freeborn County, he used stamp collecting at a diversion from the crime and violence he dealt with from the bench. “There were some pretty agonizing cases, I did a lot of the child abuse. We had a lot of and more »
  • Witnesses in the cloud - The Christian Century

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    The Christian CenturyWitnesses in the cloudThe Christian CenturyI'm late to the party, but I've just taken up the hobby whose popularity in the United States is second only to that of gardening and whose online presence is surpassed only by pornography. Stamp collecting, ham radio, amateur astronomy, knitting, and
  • Former judge to donate 11000 stamp collection to museum - Albert Lea Tribune

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Albert Lea TribuneFormer judge to donate 11000 stamp collection to museumAlbert Lea TribuneWhen Albert Lea resident Bill Sturtz was 9 years old, his father's law partner introduced him to the hobby of stamp collecting. Sturtz said John Meighen wasn't a collector himself but had traveled extensively and had many overseas friends. About a week
  • Does having a hobby increase your happiness? - Fox News

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    Fox NewsDoes having a hobby increase your happiness?Fox News“That can mean stamp collecting, wood carving or golfing,” she says. “It doesn't even matter if you're bad at it. As long as you enjoy it.” Participating in activities that are meaningful to you will help you feel more energized and connected to the
  • The age of collecting - Toledo Blade

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Toledo BladeThe age of collectingToledo BladeStutzenstein has learned a lot about history through stamp collecting. His collection of approximately 250,000 stamps spans most countries and civilizations imaginable, including ones that no longer exist such as the former Chinese state of Manchukuo.
 
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  • Values Of Stamps

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The hobby of collecting stamps, also recognized as philately, is among the world's most interesting and popular hobbies. Collectors find them attractive and fascinating at the same time educational.
  • Baby Boomers and Millennials: Can the hobby attract both generations?

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    Members of the Linn's Editorial Advisory Board share ideas on "The State of the Hobby" during an open-forum discussion at the APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Great minds share ideas a ," and Linn's is fortunate to have thoughtful leaders of the stamp hobby on its Board members participated in a lively discussion of "The State of the Stamp Hobby" Aug. 21 at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Cinderella Stamps Are Special

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    CCollecting cinderella stamps is not for everyone. A cinderella stamps is more defined by what it is not.
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    12 Aug 2015 | 11:34 am
    If you like things neat and orderly, with the rules spelled out and comprehensive cataloging with no surprises, you should probably stick to postage stamps. However, the present market for cinderella stamps in popular topics is as hot as it is unpredictable.
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  • Berwick stamp club designs special commemorative keepsake - Berwick Today

    29 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Berwick TodayBerwick stamp club designs special commemorative keepsakeBerwick TodayThere will be several stalls and many old picture postcards from the region will be included as well as range of philatelic items. Secretary Jeff Armstrong said: “This is unique in the world of philately but is also one of the only items which members
  • When errors pay off - The Straits Times

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The Straits TimesWhen errors pay offThe Straits TimesStamp errors are known to philatelists as "varieties", says the Singapore Philatelic Museum spokesman. "Although you might reject error stamps due to their imperfections, they are considered a collector's item," he adds. Stamp errors that happen
  • John Mark Ambrose Herdman: Ulster diplomat served all over world in a ... - Belfast Telegraph

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    Belfast TelegraphJohn Mark Ambrose Herdman: Ulster diplomat served all over world in a Belfast TelegraphHe had a keen interest in gardening, fishing, philately and watching cricket. He married Elizabeth Dillon in 1963 and they had a son, Patrick, and two daughters, Deirdre and Bridget. They also had four grandchildren. Mr Herdman was buried in Surrey
  • Hastings & East Sussex Philatelic Society - Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    Hastings & East Sussex Philatelic SocietyHastings and St. Leonards ObserverCompetitive Philately has always been part of society culture, in recent years it has been harder to tempt members into rearrange part of their collection into a club competition entry. This an attempt to change that, using the experience of those who
  • NOVINKA - Katalog poštovních známek - Československo (1918-1939) - World Philately 2016 - Filatelie on-line

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:53 am
    Filatelie on-lineNOVINKA - Katalog poštovních známek - Československo (1918-1939) - World Philately 2016Filatelie on-lineNOVINKA - Katalog poštovních známek - Československo (1918-1939) - World Philately 2016. Konečně vychází dlouho očekávaný aktualizovaný multimediální katalog poštovních známek Československo (1918-1939). O jeho přednostech oproti minulé verzi ...
 
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  • What do you consider a common stamp?

    Keijo
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    During the summer months I had several talks with people who were considering on taking part to my stamp exchange, but were holding back because they felt as if their offerings would be too common and they would not add to my collection. I tried to convince them that despite my collection of ~100K items sounds huge, it has by all means got more holes than Swiss cheese. In the end this is nothing more than simple maths. There are approx. 750,000 (and increasing) face different stamps out there; and I’ve got ~13% of those. And the above statistic is just for the simplified level whereas I…
  • Forgeries of Spanish State 1936 definitives

    Keijo
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    When I spotted one of these forgeries several years ago, little did I know that I would be covering them time and again. But I guess that is the nature of stamp collecting, because collections mature as new information and items are gathered. I re-visited these stamps before the summer for my monthly forgeries column in Stamp & Coin Mart magazine, but since space is always limited on the print, I thought I’d do a longer and more visual overview of these stamps and their interesting historical aspect on later date for my blog. Some historical background The first half of the 20th century…
  • SCB Facebook page now open

    Keijo
    14 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Another quick post to notify everyone that SCB is now also in Facebook. You can view SCB’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stampblog. Having a separate Facebook page for SCB is something that has been ‘under consideration’ for years, but only now it becomes reality. Just like with SCB on Twitter and SCB on Google+ the stories I publish on SCB’s Facebook page will be short stamp related tidbits that don’t make it to the blog. In a way you could think that they ‘complement’ the things you can see and read here on SCB. If you’re already…
  • What’s that yellow button that I see on the bottom or top of the page…

    Keijo
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:26 am
    Just a quick post about that ‘floating box’ on the bottom/top of the page that everybody will see at least once a year when visiting this site. Long story short, if you want to get rid of it, just click the “GOT IT” button and you’re all set for the next 365 days (after which you’ll have to consent once again). A longer version is that is due to EU-regulations all websites providing content and services to EU-residents must get an explicit user consent about their use of cookies in visible way. This has been the law for the past few years, but there’s…
  • Is the cost of becoming a stamp collector too high for the kids of today?

    Keijo
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A while back SCF discussions had a statement that stopped me. “The thing is, it took weeks of researching how to collect to even discover Steiner’s pages. And I still had to invest $100 into a Scott catalogue, $100 into mounts (I refuse to use hinges), and then the cost of the stamps. The barrier of entry to the hobby was just so high that I can’t imagine kids these days being willing to go down the route of building albums.“. I acknowledge the author had written the statement from ‘adult american perspective’, but is it genuinely so? When I entered in the…
 
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  • Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 (III)

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 19th July 2015 at Dharmapuri on Sri Laxmi Narashimhaswamy Devasthanam.Cover Code: AP/22/2015 Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 22nd July 2015 at Mahadevpur on Kamaleshwara Muktheswara Swamy Temple, Kamaleshwaram, Karimnagar, Telangana. Cover Code: AP/23/2015Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 23rd July 2015 at Godavarikhani, Telengana on Coal Mines. Cover Code: AP/24/2015Special cover  released…
  • Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 (II)

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
     Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 13th July 2015 at Rajahmundry on Havelock - Arch bridges.Cover Code: AP/20/2015Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 16th July 2015 at Bhadrachalam on a Temple dedicated to Lord Rama.Cover Code: AP/16/2015Special cover  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 16th July 2015 at Mahadevapur Two Shiva Lingas the idols of Lord Shiva (Kaleswara (YEMA), Muktheshwara (SHIVA)) in Kaleswara Muktheshwara  Swamy Temple, Kaleswaram,…
  • SVIAZ EXPOCOMM

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Russia Post released a stamp on the International Exhibition " SVIAZ EXPOCOMM " on 12th May 2015. The stamp depicts the logo of the exhibition and the exhibition complex “EXPOCENTRE” on a background.
  • US Coast Guard.

    21 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    USPS commemorated the U.S.Coast Guard’s 225th anniversary with a special stamp on 4th August 2015. The new Forever stamp features two icons of the Coast Guard the Barque Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship”, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the standard rescue aircraft of the Coast Guard. 
  • International Telecommunication Union

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    Russia Post released a stamp on 7th May 2015 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. The stamp  depicts the logo of the 150th anniversary of the ITU on a blue background.
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  • Greetings on Raksha Bandhan

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
      Festivals of India – Raksha Bandhan Today is Raksha Bandhan Greetings to all brothers and sister on this festive occasion !! The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan'  is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, of love between a brother and sister is called the ‘Rakhi’. It means 'a bond of protection', and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.   The ritual is observed on…
  • Extraordinary stamp with real fabric from Adidas

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:08 pm
      2015 All Blacks Date of Issue : 2 September 2015 Here is a new unique and extraordinary stamp to be issued by New Zealand Post on 2nd September 2015 featuring iconic jersey  of All Blacks. The New Zealand national men's rugby union team, officially nicknamed the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is regarded as the country's national sport. The All Blacks are the holders of the Rugby World Cup and are the 2014 World Rugby Team of the Year. New Zealand Post has designed a special edition of All Blacks stamp. There’s a certain mana and prestige that…
  • Bird of the year 2015 in Germany

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
      NEW PICTORIAL CANCELLATION IN GERMANY On November 8th a new pictorial postmark will be issued at 74405 GAILDORF. The postmark is featuring a flying goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), bird of the year 2015 in Germany. Interested philatelists may please contact Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage Rates: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL and 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL. Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer and Axel Brockmann( STAMP COLLECTOR CLUB GAILDORF)   NEW POSTCARD , SPECIAL CARD  AND PICTORIAL POSTMARK ABOUT THE BIRD OF THE…
  • Stamp on Samrat Ashok

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
        Date of Issue : 24 August 2015 India Post released a commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashok on 24 August 2015. Club News Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition –Thanjavur Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition is organized on 3rd and 4th September 2015 at Thanjavur by Thanjavur Postal Division. Entries to the competitive group will be limited to the Philatelists of Thanjavur District. Entries from Philatelists of Central Region will also be entertained subject to availability of frames, space etc. Dealer’s booth is available at…
  • Stamp on Samrat Ashok to be released today…

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
      Commemorative Stamp on Priyadarshi Samrat Ashok     The release of the commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashoka was scheduled on 2nd August 2015, but owing to the National mourning followed by the sad demise of former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, it was postponed. This stamp will now be released today on 24th August 2015 in a function to be held at Vidyapati Bhavan Patna. - Pradeep Kumar Malik – Patna Ashoka Maurya ( 304–232 BCE), commonly known as Ashoka and Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent…
 
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  • Latvian stamps featuring Zodiacs Constellations

    srmodh
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Latvia post issued a stamp block consisting 12 different stamps dedicated to Zodiacs Constellations, which displays the journey of the Sun. Zodiacal constellations in astronomy are a way of displaying the journey of the Sun across the vault of heaven. The Zodiac is the ring of constellations that the Sun seems to pass through each year as the Earth orbits around it. Astrologically, each zodiacal sign comprises a 30 degree arc, while the 12 signs together make a circle of 360 degrees or a cycle of one astronomical year. The Zodiac is also a point of reference for the observation of the Moon…
  • Sports of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Brazil

    srmodh
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    The Brazilian Post launched the second series of Olympic and Paralympic Games Modalities stamps in continuation to the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The stamps portrays 10 sports, nine Olympic and one Paralympic: boxing, canoe, fencing, football, golf, handball, Paralympic judo, table tennis, taekwondo and triathlon. The image printed on each stamp illustrates a characteristic action of the practice of the game. In the background, there are images with complementary information about the sports, such as equipment, courts and kits. Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 2016 Summer Olympics,…
  • Swedish stamps to mark Ingrid Bergman 100 Years

    srmodh
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    Swedish post issued a set of stamps to mark 100 years of Ingrid Bergman, an internationally renowned Swedish actress know for her amazing work in Hollywood. The stamps features the engraved images of Ingrid Bergman created by engraver Lars. The stamps are issued jointly by Swedish post and the US postal service. Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 29, 1915. Her mother, Friedel Adler Bergman, a Hamburg, was Germany native, and her father, Justus Samuel Bergman, a Swedish. Bergman experienced several major losses in her early years. Her mother, died when she…
  • Special Joint stamp Issue to mark diplomatic relations

    srmodh
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Singapore post issued special stamps to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations that Singapore has with Australia and New Zealand. The three postal administrations – Singapore Post, Australia Post and New Zealand Post jointly issue a Tripartite Stamp Issue with the theme Parliament House. The Parliament House of Singapore is located in the Civic District of the Downtown Core within Singapore’s central business district. The building was designed to represent a contemporary architectural expression of stateliness and authority. The prism-shaped top, designed by former president Ong…
  • stamps appealing to End Violence Against Children

    srmodh
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    UN postal admin issued a set of special stamps urging collective action to End Violence Against Children at home, families, schools, communities and public places. The stamps shows various forms of Violence Against Children such as denying access to education, child marriage, trafficking, sexual violence, forced labour and armed violence. End Violence Against Children Violence against children and adolescents occurs everywhere, maybe during conflict and even in times of peace. Just because you can’t see violence, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. We must make the invisible, visible. This…
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  • Easy Guidelines To Follow For Effective USPS Shipping

    DivyaDixon
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    A smooth shipping process not only helps streamline your operations as an e-commerce seller, but also ensures your products reach your customers without undue delays.  Moreover, you can focus your efforts on growing your business instead of dealing with customer complaints and questions around package delivery status or postage due at the time of delivery. What […]
  • How To Ship Flats With Stamps.com

    PaulMorris
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:07 pm
    If you need to send a manuscript, set of reports, or sheaf of bills, you’re going to need something a bit larger than a normal letter-sized envelope. The USPS recognizes a category of Flats which can comfortably house numerous sheets of paper, magazines, journals, books or other material, without needing to fold the items. The […]
  • Easily Mail Wedding Invitations with Stamps.com

    DivyaDixon
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when you’re on a budget.  One of the essential tasks during wedding planning is selecting and sending out invitations to your guests.  Keep your stress levels low and be prepared by learning how much you’ll need to spend on postage to mail out your wedding invitations! What You […]
  • 3 Steps to an Easy Returns Process

    Stamps.com Partner
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    We hear you – managing returns is frustrating. It can feel complex, time consuming, or even like the death of a sale. That said, 60% of shoppers who make at least one return to an online store, a whopping 95% of them will purchase from that store again if the return experience is positive. Moreover, […]
  • Free eBook! Complete Guide to USPS International Shipping

    DivyaDixon
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    International buyers will make up 86% of the e-commerce market in 2015, according to eMarketer.  With the demand for American-made products higher than ever, e-commerce sellers in the U.S. cannot afford to ignore the growing segment of international customers that is expected to reach a record high of 1.06 billion buyers in 2015. Check’s out […]
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