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Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

21-01-2020 News

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a stamp honoring golfer Arnold Palmer (1929–2016), who rose from humble beginnings to become a champion. With drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses. During a nearly decade-long period...

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Why Not All Stamp Collections Are Valuable

Why Not All Stamp Collections Are Valuable

18-01-2020 News

One of the saddest things in the stamp collecting hobby is when a collector who has poured their heart into their collection goes to sell and is told by a dealer that the collection is virtually worthless. How does this happen? Aren't all stamps valuable? And, aren't they worth more the...

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General issue carrier stamps reprinted in 1875 are affordable

General issue carrier stamps reprinted in 1875 are affordable

12-01-2020 News

Finding and collecting an example of all three printings of the reprinted 1875 United States U.S.P.O. Despatch imperforate 1¢ blue Eagle carrier stamp (Scott LO5) is a fascinating and relatively inexpensive endeavor. Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. The Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers includes...

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2020 Challenge: Recruit, Join, Win a Free Life Membership

2020 Challenge: Recruit, Join, Win a Free Life Membership

09-01-2020 News

A new decade, a new challenge: Recruiting 2,020 new members for 2020. This ambitious goal will require all of us to accomplish. We’re so serious, we’re offering three life memberships as an incentive and a thank you: APS Members: For every new member you recommend, your name will be entered into...

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Catalogs and Your Stamp Collection's Value

Catalogs and Your Stamp Collection's Value

06-01-2020 News

It goes without saying that stamp collectors could not do without their catalogs. Catalogs should be recognized for what they are--guides, not the final word on the value of stamps. Unless, like Stanley Gibbons Ltd. catalogs, the publisher is also a stamp retailer. It's great for collectors who quote high catalog...

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Best Ways to Store a Stamp Collection

Best Ways to Store a Stamp Collection

26-12-2019 News

Stamps are one of the most fragile collectibles. The value of the same stamp can be $100 or $10 depending on its condition, which can vary based on tears, creases, thins, or intact gum. How you store your collection can make all the difference. There are many ways to store a...

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Know How and When to Turn Your Stamp Collection into Cash

Know How and When to Turn Your Stamp Collection into Cash

23-12-2019 News

Stamp collectors have the stuff and the somethings that are similar to securities (issued, as they are by governments) and provide liquidity as they are salable at a moment's notice to a ready and enthusiastic clientele. But don't forget that the sale of your stamps is dependent upon many things. Condition...

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How much is my collection worth?

How much is my collection worth?

17-12-2019 News

The short answer: "It depends..." Usually, when people want to know how much their stamp collection is worth, it’s because they don’t know much about the collection, as in it was given to them or they don’t have the time and knowledge to figure this out on their own. When a person...

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The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters

The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters

13-12-2019 News

On Tuesday, 26 November Her Majesty the Queen, graciously visited 15 Abchurch Lane to open officially the new headquarters of The Royal Philatelic Society London. Her Majesty was greeted by The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell as Lord Lieutenant, who presented Mr Richard Stock FRPSL, President of the Society, to...

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U.S. Postal Service Announces Healing PTSD Semipostal Fundraising Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Announces Healing PTSD Semipostal Fundraising Stamp

08-12-2019 News

The U.S. Postal Service today announced that a semipostal stamp to help raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being issued Dec. 2 at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC. The Healing PTSD semipostal stamp features a photographic illustration of a green plant sprouting...

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Did You Catch Those Stamps In The Latest Season Of “The Crown”?

Did You Catch Those Stamps In The Latest Season Of “The Crown”?

04-12-2019 News

A recent scene in the Netflix series “The Crown” really caught our attention. Those who collect Great Britain stamps will know why we were so excited by the opening for season three of this show! It’s not every day you see something so historic related to stamps on television. This season...

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FEPA Exhibition EXFILNA 2019 in Santander: For the first time in history, postmarking under the water !

FEPA Exhibition EXFILNA 2019 in Santander: For the first time in history, postmarking under the water !

22-11-2019 News

The 57th National Spanish exhibition had this year the Czech and German Federations as guest’s participants. It was held from the 6th to the 10th November 2019. The motto has been ‘Immerse yourself in the immensity of philately’. At the exhibition opening, the special stamps and HB issued by the...

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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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