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  • You never know what people will love - The Virginian-Pilot

    "stamp collecting" - Google News
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    You never know what people will loveThe Virginian-PilotI had heard of philately, or stamp collecting. But a specialty in the hobby is “aerophilately,” the collecting of airmail stamps. Those are the guys with their heads in the clouds. Some of the words threw me because I was unfamiliar with the roots of
  • You never know what people will love

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    5 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    I nearly always believe that shorter words are better for making a point. But I found a few unusual long words that can be fun for both philonoists and non-philonoists.
  • You never know what people will love - The Virginian-Pilot

    Philatelic OR Philately - Google News
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    You never know what people will loveThe Virginian-PilotI had heard of philately, or stamp collecting. But a specialty in the hobby is “aerophilately,” the collecting of airmail stamps. Those are the guys with their heads in the clouds. Some of the words threw me because I was unfamiliar with the roots of
  • Stamps of Egypt: Railway Congress (1933)

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    William Cochrane
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
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  • Confusion over Peru overprints during the War of the Pacific

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    Keijo
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    You know the feeling when you think you’ve found something unusual to your collection? Then moments later you start to doubt it. And then, when you start digging in further, you end up with contradicting information and even more confused than in between. Well, that’s what has been happening with me lately, and I must say I was very tempted to title this post as ‘when stamp catalogs get it wrong – the sequel. But I think the current working title, confusion over Peru overprints during the War of the Pacific, describes the content even more accurately. This story began…
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    "stamp collecting" - Google News

  • You never know what people will love - The Virginian-Pilot

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    You never know what people will loveThe Virginian-PilotI had heard of philately, or stamp collecting. But a specialty in the hobby is “aerophilately,” the collecting of airmail stamps. Those are the guys with their heads in the clouds. Some of the words threw me because I was unfamiliar with the roots of
  • Collectors magnify a timeless hobby - Bee news.com

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Collectors magnify a timeless hobbyBee news.comFrom definitive stamps, which are produced for an extended period of time as all-purpose stamps, to commemorative stamps, issued to honor events, persons or organizations and postal history, there are many niches found within stamp collecting. The and more »
  • Plan for £7000 piece of public art on Plymouth Hoe celebrating stamp collecting - Plymouth Herald

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    Plymouth HeraldPlan for £7000 piece of public art on Plymouth Hoe celebrating stamp collectingPlymouth HeraldToday, the company is widely regarded as the home and market leader of stamp collecting. Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “Through this commission we are looking to showcase and celebrate the talent of regional artists, as well as create a new ...
  • Stamp society welcomes eminent publications editor - Sequim Gazette

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Stamp society welcomes eminent publications editorSequim Gazette“These are the bibles of the stamp collecting industry,” Strait Stamp Society member Phil Castell said. Kloetzel was the editor of the Scott catalogs from 1994-2011 and has been the consultant handling all valuing and editing of the United States and
  • The real reason to start collecting stamps - BBC News

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    BBC NewsThe real reason to start collecting stampsBBC NewsAlthough the advent of email has hurt postal mail service in recent years, stamp collecting remains a passionate hobby as well as a valuable business and investment strategy in many countries. Billions of stamps have been issued since the British Penny ...
 
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  • You never know what people will love

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    I nearly always believe that shorter words are better for making a point. But I found a few unusual long words that can be fun for both philonoists and non-philonoists.
  • Reader comes across California mural with a stamp connection: Morning Report

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. Check out this mural completed in 2007 outside the Hitching Post Theater in Tehachapi, Calif.
  • What attracted you to stamp collecting in the beginning?

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    There's been a fair amount of complaining about the state of the United States stamp program in our pages of late. In recent weeks, I have received covers from readers with the stamps canceled with pens, ink markers and the like.
  • Collectors search for rare stamps

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Most people stick a stamp on an envelope, drop it in the mail and don't think another thing of it. But find that envelope, stamp intact, in a box at a garage sale 100 years later, and now it's worth something.
  • Ohio's largest annual show will take place March 19-21 in Cleveland

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    The Garfield-Perry Stamp Club will host its annual March Party stamp exhibition, the largest annual event in Ohio for postage stamp collectors, Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 21, at La Villa Conference and Banquet Center, 11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio. March Party is free and open to the public.
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    Philatelic OR Philately - Google News

  • You never know what people will love - The Virginian-Pilot

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    You never know what people will loveThe Virginian-PilotI had heard of philately, or stamp collecting. But a specialty in the hobby is “aerophilately,” the collecting of airmail stamps. Those are the guys with their heads in the clouds. Some of the words threw me because I was unfamiliar with the roots of
  • Stamps under the hammer in Redditch - Redditch Advertiser

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Redditch AdvertiserStamps under the hammer in RedditchRedditch Advertiser... or call 01789 765385. The society holds regular meetings at 8pm on the first and third Thursday each month from September to June at St Luke's Memorial Hall. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information visit redditch-philatelic.org.uk.and more »
  • Sheffield Philatelic Society meetings - Derbyshire Times

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    Sheffield Philatelic Society meetingsDerbyshire TimesSheffield Philatelic Society meetings. 09:07 Friday 27 February 2015. 0. Have your say. Stamp collectors have announced their meetings for the coming month. Sheffield Philatelic Society will meet at United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield on and more »
  • India post offers World Cup stamp souvenirs at the philatelic bureau - Economic Times

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    indiatvnews.comIndia post offers World Cup stamp souvenirs at the philatelic bureauEconomic TimesIn fact, thinking of people who do not have the time to visit the Philatelic Bureau, the India Post has made it available online through the e-post office and Snapdeal.com. "If one does not want to go to a post office or if the post office has run out Visit city's Philatelic Bureau to buy WC stamp souvenirsThe Echo of Indiaall 9 news articles »
  • Gujarat Postal Circle to organize XIII Zonal Level Philatelic Exhibition in ... - BILKUL

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Gujarat Postal Circle to organize XIII Zonal Level Philatelic Exhibition in BILKULThapar while addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad stated that “the aim of the exhibition is to showcase the beautiful world of stamps and to promote the hobby of Philately and to provide opportunity to philatelist to show their valuable
 
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  • Confusion over Peru overprints during the War of the Pacific

    Keijo
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    You know the feeling when you think you’ve found something unusual to your collection? Then moments later you start to doubt it. And then, when you start digging in further, you end up with contradicting information and even more confused than in between. Well, that’s what has been happening with me lately, and I must say I was very tempted to title this post as ‘when stamp catalogs get it wrong – the sequel. But I think the current working title, confusion over Peru overprints during the War of the Pacific, describes the content even more accurately. This story began…
  • SCB visits Aland Islands

    Keijo
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    For the past two days I’ve been at Mariehamn, capital of Åland Islands on work related matters. As most worldwide stamp collectors likely know, Åland Islands is one the smallest stamp issuing entities in Europe besides Andorra, Gibraltar and Vatican, and I was very much expecting to see the locations and places in more detail . As I had some spare hours yesterday afternoon, I headed into the town to seek some stamp related fun. About 50 meters away from my hotel was the Mariehamns main post office. I must says I was somewhat tempted to go in there and buy some stamps (especially as…
  • When stamp catalog gets it wrong, who’s to blame?

    Keijo
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    This week I’ve been going through some stamps of Togo (thanks to Bill), and while adding new stamps to my collection, I noted something interesting that I consider worth sharing. In 1970 Togo issued a series of seven stamps and a minisheet to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of United Nations. Michel states the set was issued on October 25th 1970; Scott says October 24th 1970; and Yvert & Tellier states just the year 1970. So which one got it right? Based on this CTO specimen with first day cancel, Scott holds the right detail about the date of issue: Equally interesting is that…
  • Bizarre looking print variety on Serbian 1918 King Peter I and crown-prince Alexander stamp

    Keijo
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    Here’s an interesting print variety that sat on my collection for several years unnoticed. I noted this only weeks back when I was sorting through some new additions, and compared the stamps in detail to determine what specimens to keep. At first I thought that this is a truly bizarre looking ‘partial doubleprint’ on cyrillic letters ‘В’ and ‘Е’ of ‘КРАЉЕВИНА’ (meaning Kingdom).But then I scanned the stamp at high resolution, to have a more proper look, and the reality hit me. It’s a ‘ink streak’ that just…
  • Some observations about Serbian 1905 King Peter stamps and it’s forgeries

    Keijo
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    Recently I acquired a small bulk lot of Serbian stamps, and I had a ball with it, especially the 1905 King Peter stamps. This series has got eleven stamps, with face values from 1 para up to 5 dinars, all with identical design featuring portrait of King Peter the First of Serbia. The original stamps have been printed on three different papers: thin (almost transparent) paper, normal paper, and horizontally or vertically laid paper, and all the para values can be found on these. The higher dinar values come either on thin or regular paper only. Additionally, there are perforation varieties.
 
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  • Special Cover – 9th National Business Plan Competition – By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Special Cover – 9th National Business Plan Competition -  By India Post The National Business Plan Competition,  is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students.  It challenges VEI students from across the country to demonstrate their global business expertise through written business plans and oral presentations. The competition showcases best practices, rewards excellence, and trains high school students to apply sophisticated knowledge and skills attributed to business professionals and college students.  Teams from across the…
  • Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premier Air Show”– By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premier Air Show”– By India Post Date Of Issue:- 19.02.2015. Contributed By:- Mr Muralidhara, Bangalore Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 2015.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/special-covers-postmarks-2015/
  • Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premie Air Show”– By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premie Air Show”– By India Post Date Of Issue:- 19.02.2015. Contributed By:- Mr Muralidhara, Bangalore Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 2015.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/special-covers-postmarks-2015/  
  • Special Cover – Golden Jubilee Celebration N.E.P.E. Sangli Vibagh Tapal Karamchari Co-Op Pat Sanstha Ltd., Sangli– By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Special Cover – Golden Jubilee Celebration N.E.P.E. Sangli Vibagh Tapal Karamchari Co-Op Pat Sanstha Ltd., Sangli– By India Post Date Of Issue:- 11.01.2015. Contributed By:- Mr Ankit Agrawal, Pune Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 2015.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/special-covers-postmarks-2015/
  • Special Cover – Centenary Celebration Of Swami Satchidananda – By India Post

    IndianStampGhar.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Special Cover – Centenary Celebration Of  Swami Satchidananda – By India Post Date Of Issue:- 22.12.2014. Contributed By:- Mr Ankit Agrawal, Pune Special Covers, Carried Covers, Special Cancellation Covers of 2014.View at a Glance, Click on below link:- http://www.indianstampghar.com/spl-2014/  
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  • 9th National Business Plan Competetion.

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:41 am
    A special cover was released on 31st January 2015 on the occasion of  9th National Business Plan Competition at Bangalore.Cover Code: KTK/25/2015
  • Mumbaipex - 2015

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    Three special covers were released during Mumbaipex - 2015 held at Mumbai from 23rd to 25th January 2015. The covers depicted Mumbai's Dabbawala, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum and Gandhi Smruti Sthamb at August Kranti Maidan.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Contemporary Russian Art.

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A set of 6 stamps was released by Russia Post of 12th December 2014 on Paintings by various Russian Artists
  • Swami Chidananda

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
    A special cover was released to celebrate the birth centenary of his holiness Swami Chidananda on 13th January 2015.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Allaphilex 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    4 Special covers were released during Allaphilex 2015 on 9th and 10th Janualy 2015 held at Allahabad on the subjects Ganga Yamuna Saraswati Sangam, Allahabad Head Post Office, Allahabad Guava and Architecture of Allahabad.  Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram. 
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  • Happy Holi !!

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
      Holi  is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated. Wishing you all a very Happy and Colorful Holi…
  • Club News

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
      Lifetime Achievement Award to  Noted artist and  philatelist Shri Dipok Dey by Department of Posts Renowned artist and philatelist  Shri Dipok Dey was honoured with ‘Life time achievement award’ by North Bengal Postal Circle of India Post for promoting philately in North Bengal. During ‘Depex-2014’ district level philatelic exhibition held at Darjeeling the Life Time Achievement Award’ was conferred to Shri Dipok Dey but he could not attend the function held on 30th November 2014 at Darjeeling as he was attending Assampex-2014, state level philatelic exhibition…
  • International Day of Happiness

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
      Date of Issue :10 March 2015   The International Day of Happiness, established by the United Nations General Assembly on the 12th of July 2012, is celebrated on the 20th of March. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that the world needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible, together they define gross global happiness Republic of San Marino celebrates the International Day of Happiness with a philatelic set designed by Mirella Musri, an illustrator,…
  • New Special Cover from Mumbai

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
      Special Cover on Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Rajasthani Mahila Mandal, Mumbai released on 1st March 2015. Rajasthani Mahila Mandal is a nonprofit NGO working for the upliftment of underprivileged women and children, initially started as a ladies wing of ‘Marwadi Sammelan’. Mandal provided livelihood to women of weaker section by giving them odd jobs and also running a Hindi medium primary school with just 56 students at Thakurdwar, Mumbai. A free homeopathic dispensary also functioned from the same premises. In 1965 the ‘Mandal’ became an independent organisation. Today…
  • Special stamp on International Year of Light

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
      Date of Issue : 2 March 2015 Here is a unique stamp with special effects to be released by Liechtenstein Post today. This special  stamp, being  released on the 2nd of March is to celebrate the International Year of the Light. Sunlight is the foundation of life for humans, animals and plants. Light in general is also a key subject of science and culture. The United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light: 1000 years ago it was proven for the first time that light sources emit light rays, exactly 200 years ago the wave character of light was discovered and…
 
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  • International Cooperative Project On Giant Panda

    srmodh
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Malaysian post issued a set of stamps featuring Giant Panda to commemorate International Cooperative Project On Giant Panda. The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that only inhabits the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. With a population of less than 2000, the species is included on the endangered list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is protected by China’s Wildlife Protective Law as the special-class protected animal. Giant pandas are appreciated and cherished by humans the world…
  • Tribute to Nelson Mandela on stamps by Tuvalu

    srmodh
    25 Dec 2013 | 12:14 am
    Tuvalu post issued a set of stamps to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.
  • year of the Horse stamps issued by Vietnam post

    srmodh
    24 Dec 2013 | 9:47 pm
    Vietnam post issued a very colourful set year of the Horse stamps. Horses are one of the animals that have been tamed for a long time to serve for human’s daily life. Horses are one of the 12 designations in the oriental culture and one of the 12 Sagittarius Zodiac in the western culture. Horses are the symbol of wealth, success, loyalty, pride and freedom (with the image of raising hooves and shouting). The Year of the Horse begins on 31st January 2014 and lasts until 18th February 2015. People born in the Year of the Horse are generally very popular. They may be considered restless,…
  • Christmas 2013 Stamps issued by Croatian post Mostar

    srmodh
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:59 pm
    Croatian post Mostar issued Christmas 2013 stamps to celebrate the upcoming festival. The mystery of Christmas is the Mystery of God who became the Man. God bends toward man, tailor-made man in order to make him resemble to Him, that man would become a child of God and heir of heaven. Christ’s birth is the culmination of God’s love and part of His plan for our salvation. It is a miracle that God has given us, the miracle that will never be surpassed. And this year Christmas wishes to lay this beautiful gospel in our hearts. However, we are all on our way to put Christmas in a superficial…
  • Year of the Horse stamps issued by Philippines

    srmodh
    14 Dec 2013 | 6:41 am
    Year of the horse stamps issued by Philippines post. The stamps features Stylized head of horse and Stylized horse. Year of the horse 2014 is Wooden Horse because Wood (tree) is connected to the colour Green. Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang, Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animals are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken,…
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  • USPS Announces Postage Rate Increase – Starts April 26, 2015

    Eric Nash
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The U.S. Postal Service has announced a postage rate increase for select mail classes and services for 2015. The new postage rates will start on Sunday, April 26, 2015. First Class Letters & Postcards The cost to send a one ounce First Class Letter will NOT BE INCREASING and will remain $0.49. Additional ounces will […]
  • New USPS Mailing Standards For Lithium Batteries

    DivyaDixon
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:32 pm
    What are Lithium Batteries? Used in a diverse range of products such as cameras, laptops, cell phones and many other consumer products, lithium batteries are designed to provide significant levels of power.  While the high power levels make them an effective choice, these batteries can produce a substantial amount of heat if short circuited.  Additionally, […]
  • How the New IMpB Requirement Impacts NetStamps Users

    DivyaDixon
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Effective January 25th, 2015, the USPS enforced a new IMpB requirement as a result of which Stamps.com customers need to make adjustments to the way they use NetStamps for their packages.  All USPS packages must now carry an IMpB tracking label.  Designed to function like stamps, NetStamps do not carry a barcode like shipping labels, which is why there are […]
  • IMpB required for all USPS Packages – Starts January 25th, 2015

    DivyaDixon
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:54 am
    Effective Sunday, January 25th, 2015, the USPS requires that all First Class, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and Parcel Select packages be shipped with an Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpB) tracking label. First Class letters, Large Envelopes and Postcards are not affected by this new USPS requirement. Packages that do not include an IMpB may face […]
  • FREE Guide! How to Calculate Dimensional (DIM) Weight

    DivyaDixon
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Starting in 2015, UPS Ground and FedEx Ground/Home Delivery will modify their shipping rates. The current rates are based on the weight of the package, but the new shipping rate method will be based on the size of the package. This pricing program is known as Dimensional Weight Pricing, also referred to as “DIM Weight.” […]
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