Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:36

2021 Great American Stamp Show: Coming Soon?

If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “building the plane while it’s flying,” then you understand can appreciate the challenges of planning for the 2021 Great American Stamp Show. There is good news to celebrate with vaccines' approval to inoculate against COVID-19, but distribution will be slower than we'd like. The…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 05:37

175th Anniversary of the Basel Dove

The Basel Dove celebrated its 175th anniversary on July 1st this year. An exhibition in Basel planned to celebrate this momentous occasion in Swiss and indeed World philately earlier this month, but unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the developing Covid-19 situation in Switzerland. It was momentous not just…
Ludwig van Beethoven (Bonn, 1770 – Vienna, 1827) was a German composer, one of the greatest composers of all time. His impressive music opus includes, among other, nine symphonies, 16 pieces for string quartets, 32 piano sonatas, one opera, two masses, five piano and one violin concertos. Particularly striking are…
The 2020 Challenge continues! The American Philatelic Society’s goal for 2020 is to sign up at least 2,020 first time members – and we need your help to achieve and exceed our goal! For every new member recommended by an APS member, your name will be entered into a drawing…
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