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Stamp Collecting: A Very Lively Corpse

Monday November 29, 2010
Those that believe the real romance of stamp collecting resides in musty old albums and funky old stamp shops should check in with the folks at the Modern ... Read More

Quick Take on Stamp Collecting: Ayn Rand's Collection

Monday November 29, 2010
"Like all dedicated stamp collectors, she was concerned with preserving and presenting her collection in the best, most attractive way possible. She was very proud of it. ... Read More

Topical Stamp Collecting Group Seeks Artist

Monday November 29, 2010
Have you got what it takes to get your stampish art into the hands of thousands of stamp collectors? If so give the American Topical Association's Cachet ... Read More

Stamp Collecting Gifts: A Poll

Monday November 22, 2010
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75th Anniversary of Trans-Pacific Airmail

Monday November 22, 2010
It was 75 years ago today that Pan Am inaugurated Trans-Pacific airmail, carried on its first flight by the flying boat the China Clipper. The flight started ... Read More

That's Why the Lady Is a Stamp

Monday November 22, 2010
After you have been collecting for a time, and you've reached that place where you need better items, you may take a break from eBay and the ... Read More

Consider Topical Stamp Collecting

Monday November 15, 2010
Anyone with a sense of the trends of the stamp collecting world knows that for some time one of the most popular modes of collecting is by topic. ... Read More

Quick Take on the Importance of Stamp Collecting

Sunday November 14, 2010
"I don't think I articulated the thought then, but albums are like homes - ordered dwelling places - and collecting is like family, with established traditions, conventions ... Read More

New Forever Stamps Before Year's End

Saturday November 13, 2010
Before the year is over USPS will release two more nondenominated Forever Stamps, reports USA Philatelic: Beyond The Perf. The se-tenant -- two different designs together in ... Read More

National Postal Museum Remembers Those Who Serve

Saturday November 13, 2010
Another Veteran's Day is history, but that doesn't mean we forget Americans who served or currently serve. For those in the neighborhood of the National Postal Museum ... Read More

Stamp ID'ing and Expertizing

Monday November 8, 2010
What about that stamp you can't identify? You know, the one that looks just like another one except for a few engraving lines sticking out from under ... Read More

The Ecology of Stamp Collecting

Monday November 8, 2010
Perhaps you got caught up in the excitement of National Stamp Collecting Month in October and didn't get a chance to see the amazing unveiling of the Nature ... Read More

Quick Take on First Day Covers

Monday November 8, 2010
I'm introducing a new feature -- a blog post of just a sentence or two of ideas for the stamp collector. No links, or tortured prose to get ... Read More

USPS Bestows Moroney Award for Stamp Collecting Study

Monday November 1, 2010
As another National Stamp Collecting Month becomes history I note that the USPS has announced the winners of the Rita Lloyd Moroney Award for scholarship in the ... Read More

It Was a Dark and Scary Stamp

Monday November 1, 2010
Here in Vermont, where I write these entries, we don't bother being scared by evil leprechauns or zombies, or even teen vampires. Okay, the latter is sort ... Read More

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