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NEXOFIL Prizes to the Best Stamps of the World: Norway, winner, Ukraine 2nd, France 3rd

NEXOFIL Prizes to the Best Stamps of the World: Norway, winner, Ukraine 2nd, France 3rd

14-11-2019 News

View of the Auditorium of the Spanish Royal Mint on occasion of the Gala of presentation of the NEXO prizes attended by over 300 people On the 30th of October was held at the auditorium of the Spanish Royal Mint, FNMT, the Gala of the presentation of the prizes of the...

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Stamp collectors not impressed by “Inverted Jenny Invert”

Stamp collectors not impressed by “Inverted Jenny Invert”

08-11-2019 News

The US Postal Service thought it would be an exciting idea to intentionally “misprint” some of its recent “Inverted Jenny” commemorative stamps, with the famous upside down biplane flying right side up. But it seems that stamp collectors, the intended audience, are not impressed. A commentary in this week’s Linn’s Stamp...

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Earth Day, Corsages, and Hip Hop, Oh My! Here's a sneak peek of 2020's stamp issues

Earth Day, Corsages, and Hip Hop, Oh My! Here's a sneak peek of 2020's stamp issues

29-10-2019 News

"These miniature works of art offer something for everyone interested in American history and culture,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Acting Executive Director William Gicker. “From notable figures such as golf legend Arnold Palmer to esteemed journalist Gwen Ifill to the cultural phenomenon of hip hop and a celebration...

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A different type of ‘Hindenburg’ crash cover

A different type of ‘Hindenburg’ crash cover

27-10-2019 News

This burned Hindenburg crash cover is one of about 164 known survivors of the May 6, 1937, disaster that resulted in the destruction of the airship as it attempted to dock at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. To obtain a Hindenburg...

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China's most coveted stamp gets star treatment in latest Exploring Stamps video

China's most coveted stamp gets star treatment in latest Exploring Stamps video

19-10-2019 News

Incredible Chinese Zodiac Stamps In what year were you born? It may tell you more about your own personality than you'd think - at least, according to the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese Zodiac is based off of a twelve-year lunar cycle with roots in Chinese folklore - and unsurprisingly, it is a...

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Romania issues lucky stamp on Friday, Sept. 13

Romania issues lucky stamp on Friday, Sept. 13

16-09-2019 News

The design of Romania's 8.50-leu Friday the 13th stamp even features the numeral “13” on one of the two lottery balls pictured. The other ball shows the “1.” Romania is pushing its luck by issuing a commemorative stamp Friday, Sept. 13, with the theme of “113 years of luck.” In this case...

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Postal myths: #2 The USPS isn’t part of the federal government

Postal myths: #2 The USPS isn’t part of the federal government

25-08-2019 News

Earlier this week we dealt with the popular belief that because the US Constitution mentions post offices, it would take a constitutional amendment to eliminate or privatize the USPS. Today we have the flip side of that myth- the belief that the US Postal Service isn’t part of the federal...

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Celebrating the 1989 Prehistoric Animals stamps

Celebrating the 1989 Prehistoric Animals stamps

10-08-2019 News

Among the highlights in the Aug. 26 issue of Linn’s Stamp News is Joe Brockert’s Philatelic Back Story column that recalls a special period during his tenure with the United States Postal Service: the development and production of the 1989 25¢ Prehistoric Animals stamps. The Aug. 26 issue of Linn’s Stamp...

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Military Working Dogs Forever Comes to StampShow 2019.

Military Working Dogs Forever Comes to StampShow 2019.

26-07-2019 News

The American Philatelic Society is pleased to announce that the StampShow 2019 festivities in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, will kick off with a special dedication ceremony for the newest U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp issue: Military Working Dogs Forever. On Thursday, August 1st, at 12 noon, join the U.S. Postal Service and...

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StampShow Seminars Promise Trains, Trans-Mississippis, and Holocaust Philately

StampShow Seminars Promise Trains, Trans-Mississippis, and Holocaust Philately

15-07-2019 News

Did you know that you can use covers to reconstruct old train routes across a map? Have you ever looked at a letter sent by your great great-grandmother and worked out who she was writing to through genealogy? Did you know that there are letters from the Holocaust that give...

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Transcontinental Railroad Stamp-Show and Tell at the Steamtown National Historical Site

Transcontinental Railroad Stamp-Show and Tell at the Steamtown National Historical Site

28-06-2019 News

Today's feature in the "Stamp-Show and Tell" series comes from APS member Ron Breznay, president of the Wyoming Valley Stamp Club: On May 10, 1869, two trains met at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, to mark the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. On May 11, 2019, stamp...

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Britain remembers D-Day on stamps showing scenes of the WWII invasion

Britain remembers D-Day on stamps showing scenes of the WWII invasion

08-06-2019 News

Great Britain’s Royal Mail is commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history, on a set of 11 stamps being issued on June 6, the anniversary date. In announcing the stamps, Philip Parker of Royal Mail said, “The Allied assault of D-Day and Operation Overlord would prove...

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New Commemorative Stamp to Honor Former President George H. W. Bush

New Commemorative Stamp to Honor Former President George H. W. Bush

27-05-2019 News

The U.S. Postal Service rarely announces new stamps on a Saturday, but did so on April 6, 2019 in revealing the new stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. The “Forever” stamp will always be valued at the first-class 1-ounce...

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The USA Postmasters series

The USA Postmasters series

24-05-2019 News

By an Act of Congress of March 3, 1845 which came into effect on July 1 that year, postal rates throughout the US were revised. There was a time lag between the passage of this Act and an Act of March 3, 1847 which permitted the Postmaster General to issue...

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USPS to reschedule ceremony for Tyrannosaurus Rex stamps

USPS to reschedule ceremony for Tyrannosaurus Rex stamps

19-05-2019 News

The issue date for the set of four Tyrannosaurus Rex forever stamps is expected to change to late August, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. The planned ceremony date for the set of four Tyrannosaurus Rex forever stamps will be rescheduled, the United States Postal Service announced May 15. “Due to a...

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USPS creates Railroad proofs, book to sell as boxed set

USPS creates Railroad proofs, book to sell as boxed set

17-05-2019 News

The United States Postal Service is selling a boxed set in association with the Transcontinental Railroad forever stamp pane issued May 10 in Promontory Summit, Utah. The set contains six imperforate (not die cut) panes of what the Postal Service describes as progressive proofs, in the following forms: cyan proof, magenta...

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StampsTeach Offers Philatelic Educational Resources for K - 12 Students

StampsTeach Offers Philatelic Educational Resources for K - 12 Students

11-05-2019 News

For Teacher Appreciation Week 2019, the APS Education department is proud to present one of their most popular programs: StampsTeach. StampsTeach is a free program that provides K – 12 educators with ready-made learning activities and philatelic materials to use in their classrooms. This includes lesson plans and activities geared for...

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