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Stamps September 2011 Archive


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Forget the Facts, Print the Legends Stamps

Monday September 26, 2011
To the chagrin of a number of stamp collectors, especially actors and film on stamps topicalists, there will be no Legends of Hollywood stamps issued in 2012, according to a ... Read More

UK's Stanley Gibbons Features African Diaspora on Stamps

Sunday September 25, 2011
Always an interesting topical is blacks on stamps. A history of a people that until recently wasn't given much attention in traditional textbooks and curricula is now being constantly ... Read More

Quick Take on Stamps: Roger Ebert's Stamp Biz

Friday September 23, 2011
Film critic Roger Ebert on his philatelic activities in his youth: "It was from the basement that I operated the Roger Ebert Stamp Company, buying ten-cent ads in little stamp magazines ... Read More

Thursday YouTube Matinee: "Stamp Day for Superman"

Thursday September 22, 2011
Fighting for truth, justice and a full stamp album...

Wizards and Banned Books at the Spellman Museum

Monday September 19, 2011
Grab your wand (and tongs!) and head to the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Massachusetts for a view of the young wizard Harry Potter and friends on ... Read More

Funny Business on Our Stamps

Monday September 19, 2011
Are you a stamp collector who hates the incursion of pop culture images and themes -- including comic book characters onto your stamps? Or do you feel that it was ... Read More

La Canada PO Plays the Numbers with Zip

Monday September 19, 2011
This one goes in the "stamp collecting is not just for stamps" file. As mentioned here at About.com Stamps, stamps can become more interesting when they're on envelopes, thanks to ... Read More

American Philatelic Society Celebrates its 125th

Monday September 19, 2011
Happy Birthday to the American Philatelic Society. The APS has been bringing stamp collectors together since 1886 and continues to offer the best in philatelic knowledge, information and ... Read More

Rock Back To School Days with Stamp Collecting

Tuesday September 13, 2011
Old timers in the stamp collecting game always like to point out how one can learn so much about the world from stamps. Which is great, but when you're looking ... Read More

Help Add to Breast Cancer Awareness with Your Mail

Sunday September 11, 2011
Now is the time to purchase a supply of Breast Cancer Awareness stamps, to be sure you have them to use on your mail in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If ... Read More

9/11 Attacks Stamps: Take the Poll

Sunday September 11, 2011

Philately Remembers America's Heroes

Sunday September 11, 2011

Stamp Exhibitors May Wind up Showing Online

Monday September 5, 2011
Anyone who has ever exhibited their stamp collection at a show, large or small, knows the downsides. If you ship your collection you hold your breath until you get confirmation ... Read More

On the Go with Your Stamps

Monday September 5, 2011
Even though computers and the Internet have provided applications and programs for stamp collectors for some time now, there are new ones becoming available everyday. For those with a mobile device ... Read More

Stamp Collecting is Our Future: Invest in the USPS

Monday September 5, 2011
It's ironic that the possible default of the U.S. Postal System is only incidental to the concerns of stamp collectors. I know many think that the best days of the ... Read More

Think Outside the (Mail) Box

Monday September 5, 2011
Want to collect a postal rarity? If scarcity also means high value, I think we may have a winner. It might be a bit difficult to put in your album ... Read More

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