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USPS announces new stamps celebrating innovation

USPS announces new stamps celebrating innovation

09-07-2020 News

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today announced the addition of the Innovation stamps to its 2020 stamp releases. Additional details, including the date these new Forever stamps will be available to purchase, will be announced soon. All images are preliminary and are subject to change prior to printing. This...

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Austria Issued Crypto Stamps

Austria Issued Crypto Stamps

06-07-2020 News

Austria has released its second set of Crypto stamps on 25th June 2020.First set of crypto stamps was released on 11th June 2019. Each stamp shows the head of an animal: a honey badger on a red background, llama on a green background, panda on a brown background, and dog on...

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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

03-07-2020 News

To overcome the health and safety concerns of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Postal History Symposium will be held virtually. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library and the National Postal Museum, was initially scheduled for October 30-31, 2020, at the American Philatelic Center in...

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SPANISH FEDERATION BOOK ON DISINFECTED MAIL IS AVAILABLE FREE

SPANISH FEDERATION BOOK ON DISINFECTED MAIL IS AVAILABLE FREE

30-06-2020 News

  The Spanish Federation (FESOFI) has published a new book on disinfected mail and has generously put it on its website where it can be downloaded free of charge. The title of the book is: “From the Great Plague of Marseille (1720-1722) to the Covid-19”. The authors are Esteve Doménech and Antonio...

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New Stamps Issued from Israel

New Stamps Issued from Israel

28-06-2020 News

Butterflies : My Own Stamp Date of Release:9th June 2020 Summer Flowers:Epilobium Hirsutum Relatively few plants bloom in Israel in the summer due to the lack of rain during this arid season. It is therefore not surprising that most of the species that do bloom are found in damp habitats such as pools...

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New Stamps from Spain

New Stamps from Spain

21-06-2020 News

The Treasury Orphans School is a non-profit organisation whose essential purpose is to protect its members’ children in the event of decease or permanent disability. Issue Date:29.05.2020 Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:40,9 x 28,8 mm Minerals : Jet The famous Asturian jet is an organic gemstone, highly valued for its excellent cutting qualities, and...

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New Europa 2020 Stamps

New Europa 2020 Stamps

17-06-2020 News

  As far as 1871, the Azores islands were linked by ships from the Empresa Insulana de Navegação (Island Navigation Company), which also carried the post. This company had a contract with the Portuguese government and its ships visited Lisbon regularly. From 1918 and due to its geo-strategic position in the...

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Virtual Stamp Festival launched in UK

Virtual Stamp Festival launched in UK

08-06-2020 News

Following the cancellation of London’s Autumn Stampex, there will be a virtual ‘Summer of Stamps’ Festival in the UK. It is being organised by the team behind Stamp Collector magazine and the allaboutstamps.co.uk website. It will be launched on 9 July at www.allaboutstamps.co.uk and will offer a stamp marketplace, videos and...

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New Stamps Released from Spain

New Stamps Released from Spain

06-06-2020 News

Once again, Correos is issuing the annual charity stamp, contributing to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Protection of Nature project with an amount equivalent to 3% of the total amount from the stamps sold.WWF is the main organisation on this stamp and Premium Sheet, and has been working for 50...

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New Stamps Released from Guernsey

New Stamps Released from Guernsey

04-06-2020 News

75 years on, Liberation Day, which is celebrated annually on 9 May, is a chance for islanders to remember the days of occupation and celebrate their freedom with a wonderful parade and fireworks, and much more besides. Issue Date:02.05.2020 Designer:Two Degrees North Printer:Bpost Process:Offset Lithography Size:30mm deep x 45mm wide 250th Anniversary...

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Color: Varieties, Changelings and Manipulations

Color: Varieties, Changelings and Manipulations

03-06-2020 News

Color is important in stamp collecting. Catalogs some­times place premiums on specific color shades of a design, causing them to be listed separately as major numbers or minor numbers with letter suffixes, often with decidedly different values. Even when the values are not dif­ferent, many collectors may wish to acquire...

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Jersey Issued Stamps on End of World War

Jersey Issued Stamps on End of World War

02-06-2020 News

9th May is the Island of Jersey’s national day and in the years since the end of the war a pattern of official ceremonies has developed, 9th May 2020 is marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey.Six stamps portray key moments of a contemporary celebration of Liberation Day...

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New Europa 2020 Stamps

New Europa 2020 Stamps

01-06-2020 News

Austria Historic Postal Routes Thurn and Taxis With its theme of historic postal routes, this year’s EUROPA stamp is dedicated to a topic with a strong philatelic focus. For this, Austrian Post has chosen a historic representation of Palais Fugger in lnnsbruck. Emperor Maximilian I established the modern postal service in around 1490:...

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Attention to Detail: Little Things Mean a Lot

Attention to Detail: Little Things Mean a Lot

30-05-2020 News

Correctly identifying a postage stamp in a worldwide catalog is a bit like trying to find your seat in an unfamiliar Major League ballpark. Knowing the nation that issued it may get you to the right city, and finding the right stamp design in a catalog gets you to the...

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New Stamps from Switzerland

New Stamps from Switzerland

27-05-2020 News

Geneva International Airport was officially inaugurated in 1922 with the first international air route of Geneva–Dubendorf–Nuremberg. But its history began in 1920, when the Canton of Geneva decided to acquire a suitable plot of land between Cointrin and Meyrin. The airport’s importance increased rapidly. The wooden hangars were soon replaced by...

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Philately: Few Tips before Buying Stamps

Philately: Few Tips before Buying Stamps

26-05-2020 News

Print colour should be fresh, not faded. There should be no marks or scratches. The gum should have a smooth colour. There should be no tone spots _ marks of a brown, rusty appearance _ on either side of the stamp. Hinge remnants, where the stamp has torn away rather than letting go of...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Issued Stamp on National Monument Stećak Necropolis Radimlja

Bosnia and Herzegovina Issued Stamp on National Monument Stećak Necropolis Radimlja

23-05-2020 News

The stećak necropolis Radimlja is situated in the Vidovo polje near Stolac and is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has 133 stećak tombstones dating back to the 15th and 16th century, and it is one of the most important stećak necropolis. Most of them are in crest...

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