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Philatelic WWII Items: A Poll

Monday February 28, 2011
I used to wonder why there were so many past members of the military in the world of stamp collecting until the somewhat simple answer came to me: That even ... Read More

Quill and Inkwell Stamp Evokes Great American Writings

Friday February 25, 2011
A definitive stamp picturing a quill and inkwell in a patriotic motif was issued by the USPS on February 14, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri. "The inkwell and the antique writing ... Read More

American Philatelic Society Librarian Named Chair of Special Libraries Association

Friday February 25, 2011
Tara Murray, Director of Information Services/Librarian at the American Philatelic Society's American Philatelic Research Library has been named Chair of the Special Libraries Association's Social Science Division for the year ... Read More

Quick Take on Stamps: Eat, Drink and Be Philatelic

Sunday February 20, 2011
"Ebby Gerrish was elected the first President . . . At the dinner that followed [he] spoke of the value of the hobby as an anodyne to the day's work ... Read More

Freedom and Philately in Egypt

Friday February 18, 2011
Want to get the stamp news faster? Sign up for the About.com Stamps newsletter: you'll get it every Monday. Just look for the sign-up field near the top of the ... Read More

Real Red Letter Days for Airmail at the National Postal Museum

Thursday February 17, 2011
The National Postal Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first powered airmail flight starting today and extending through Saturday. Visit the NPM from 12 noon to 2pm today ... Read More

My Blog Named One of the Top 30 Stamp Collecting Blogs

Thursday February 10, 2011
I am very pleased to report that the blog you are reading right now has been recognized as among the best stamp collecting blogs worldwide. Guide to Art Schools (SR ... Read More

Quick Take On Stamps: Lawrence Block

Monday February 7, 2011
"Evidently boys and girls were less strongly drawn to philately in a world full of computers and Nintendo and MTV. If kids stopped collecting stamps, where would the next generation ... Read More

The Future Of Stamps: A Poll

Monday February 7, 2011
Will there ever be a time when stamps will not be issued, victim to electronic communication, meter mail and packages and envelopes with preprinted postage? We're already well on ... Read More

Look Into Stamps for Black History Month

Sunday February 6, 2011
Within the last 30 years the USPS has added many worthy subjects to the ongoing series of people of color who had an impact on American and world history. While ... Read More

All My Lovin' (I Will Send to You...via USPS)

Friday February 4, 2011
Are you watching your mail for the Sending Love Through The Mail slogan heart cancel? You can see the heart, but the phrase itself is pretty hard to see, as ... Read More

Play the Postcode Game

Friday February 4, 2011
We are not are amused... From the land that invented the stamp -- well, prepaid postage, thanks to Roland Hill -- comes a game to warm the philatelist's heart: Name That ... Read More

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