When we think about how on the razors edge the early space flights were, we begin to get a sense of why the Cosmonauts and Astronauts were so revered, with so many stamps from so many places. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip…
A masterpiece created by an unknown Peruvian painter in the 1700s graces this year’s religious Christmas postage stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp features a detail from a large oil on canvas painting titled Our Lady of Guápulo. The original painting is more than 5 feet high and…
We are expecting that, even with the first stamp issue of 2021 coming in mid-January, we don't expect Royal Mail to make any announcement about the year until after Christmas. This post was going to be about an almost certain stamp issue for 2022 but a comment was proposed on…
Sunday, 15 November 2020 05:57

Cleaning Stamps

Hello and welcome to Part VII of my series, Caveat emptor. In previous articles I have generally talked about the images we see listed to help describe a stamp or group of stamps. I have tried to give some insights into what to think about when looking at the images…
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