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Austria 1976, Remembering Rilke and his thing poems translating Rodin

Austria 1976, Remembering Rilke and his thing poems translating Rodin

26-09-2020 News

A recurring theme that keeps coming up in what we learn here through postage stamps is what a productive period there was in the arts in the first decade of the 20th century. Here we have a Bohemian poet who was so taken by how sculptor Auguste Rodin studied a...

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Marvel Superheroes on post stamps

Marvel Superheroes on post stamps

24-09-2020 News

  Royal Mail will issue a Marvel Super Heroes set of stamps on March 14, marking the 80th anniversary of the famous comic stories. Ten stamps sold in counter sheets illustrate popular characters, all facing the viewer in dynamic action poses. A further five stamps are contained in a miniature sheet which...

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Design error discovered on Britain’s new Sherlock stamp

Design error discovered on Britain’s new Sherlock stamp

23-09-2020 News

Eurus Holmes' violin bow (left) is erroneously double-ended on one of six stamps issued as part of the Royal Mail's Sherlock Holmes set. A music consultant recently discovered a design error on a newly issued Royal Mail stamp featuring a still from The Final Problem, an episode from the fourth season...

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Kamchatka 1994, fake stamps that do serious moral and economic harm to the Russian Federation and discredits the Russian Postal Service

Kamchatka 1994, fake stamps that do serious moral and economic harm to the Russian Federation and discredits the Russian Postal Service

19-09-2020 News

In 2000 the Russian Federation appealed to the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland to help them put a stop to entities outside Russia from producing topical stamps purporting to be issued by regions of Russia with some autonomy. Hence most of these fake stamps come from the 1990s. This one...

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Brilliant Bugs: new stamp issue 1 October 2020. Attractive but unnecessary?

Brilliant Bugs: new stamp issue 1 October 2020. Attractive but unnecessary?

18-09-2020 News

Another new stamp issue comes from Royal Mail on 1 October. Although we have refrained from writing much until the emargbo date (which was supposed to be the issue date), the stamps now appear on Royal Mail's shop website. But why? What's the event? Of course the short answer is that there...

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Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

16-09-2020 News

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians. He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852. His many works on philately include ‘Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña’ (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and ‘Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone’ (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in...

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Rare Nova Scotia stamps to highlight this week’s Maresch sale

Rare Nova Scotia stamps to highlight this week’s Maresch sale

11-09-2020 News

  A pair of early issues from Nova Scotia, then a British colony, is expected to bring top dollar at an upcoming sale by R. Maresch & Son Auctions. Both stamps were issued by Nova Scotia in 1851, the same year the colony was granted full control of its postal system from...

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OTD: Bell’s hydrofoil sets new world record for water speed

OTD: Bell’s hydrofoil sets new world record for water speed

09-09-2020 News

On today’s date in 1919, Alexander Graham Bell’s Hydrodome number four (HD-4) set a new world water speed record of 114 km/h—a record that stood for a full decade. The hydrofoil watercraft was designed and built at Bell Boatyard on Bell’s Beinn Bhreagh estate, near Baddeck, N.S. “The sight alone was exhilarating...

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OTD: Canadian actor Mary Pickford stars in Rosita

OTD: Canadian actor Mary Pickford stars in Rosita

06-09-2020 News

Mary Pickford was featured on a 51-cent stamp issued by Canada Post in 2006. On today’s date in 1923, Canadian silent-film actor Mary Pickford starred in Ernst Lubitsch’s first U.S. film, Rosita, which premiered at the Lyric Theater in New York. In 2006, Canada Post featured Pickford on a 51-cent stamp (Scott...

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The United States Stamp Society/Barbara Mueller Award

The United States Stamp Society/Barbara Mueller Award

05-09-2020 News

The USSS/Barbara Mueller Award goes to the author of the best article published in a single year of The American Philatelist, monthly journal of the American Philatelic Society. The award is named for the United States Stamp Society (USSS) and for one of its most prominent members, author, editor and APS...

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‘TREASURES OF WORLD PHILATELY’ Exhibition in Prague is going ahead

‘TREASURES OF WORLD PHILATELY’ Exhibition in Prague is going ahead

26-08-2020 News

The Prestige Philately Club Prague has sent us the following information regarding its BIENNALE 2020 ‘TREASURES OF WORLD PHILATELY’ exhibition. The exhibition will be held from November 7th to 22nd 2020 in the ceremonial halls on the 2nd floor of the National Museum in Prague. 80 to 100 individual rarities of...

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Bugs Bunny stamps now available nationwide

Bugs Bunny stamps now available nationwide

25-08-2020 News

The U.S. Postal Service issued the Bugs Bunny commemorative Forever stamps today, the character’s 80th birthday. The Bugs Bunny stamps were dedicated in a virtual ceremony and are now being sold at Post Office locations nationwide and online at usps.com/bugsbunny80. “It’s a special privilege to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of...

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New Stamps Released from Hungary

New Stamps Released from Hungary

24-08-2020 News

The four stamps released on the subject of Our Natural Assets in 2020 feature the dor beetle, the purple coneflower, the Tatar maple and the zander. Each stamps shows a particular natural asset, the graphic composition places these different elements in a single space. Issue Date:05.08.2020 Designer:Tibor Z. Petényi Printer:ANY Biztonsági...

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Stamps for Champs: A Free Gift for the Everyday Heroes of COVID-19

Stamps for Champs: A Free Gift for the Everyday Heroes of COVID-19

22-08-2020 News

While many of us have been confined at home, many “Everyday Heroes” have been working hard, helping us make it through. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who’ve been tending to the ill and providing comfort to the dying. To the grocery store workers who...

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Errors in UNESCO World Heritage Sites Stamps India 2020

Errors in UNESCO World Heritage Sites Stamps India 2020

19-08-2020 News

I'm posting after a long break, but hope this will be a fresh start. During yesterday's Independence Day celebration, India Post issued a set of stamps (3rd in a series) on UNESCO world heritage sites. These stamps were intended to showcase selected cultural sites that have been inscribed on the...

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U.S., British and worldwide stamps and postal history in Sept. 2-3 Kelleher sale

U.S., British and worldwide stamps and postal history in Sept. 2-3 Kelleher sale

16-08-2020 News

Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions will hold its Flagship sale of United States, British and worldwide stamps and postal history Sept. 2-3 at the firm’s headquarters in Danbury, Conn. Overall the emphasis is on U.S. material, which consists of 767 of the 888 lots being offered in the two-day sale. A handful of...

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Foreign Personalities on Indian Stamps: Guglielmo Marconi

Foreign Personalities on Indian Stamps: Guglielmo Marconi

14-08-2020 News

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Guglielmo Marconi on 12th December 1974 Guglielmo Marconi was born at Bologna, Italy, on April 25, 1874, the second son of Giuseppe Marconi, an Italian country gentleman, and Annie Jameson, daughter of Andrew Jameson of Daphne Castle in the County Wexford...

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