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A Stamp and Dealer Minkus Save Family from The Holocaust

Saturday June 30, 2012
"The  Admiral  Byrd  Expedition  to  Antarctica,  and  establish  Little  America,  was  sponsored  by  the  National  Geographic  Society  and  seeking  financial  contributions  which  proved  to  be  a  daunting  task  in  the  ... Read More

View the Kicking Mule Cancel Discovery

Saturday June 30, 2012
This is the new-found Kicking Mule fancy cancel from Sioux City Iowa. Or is it? Perhaps more research is needed before it can be declared the real thing. It may ... Read More

Building an American Flag Cover

Monday June 25, 2012
I ran a picture of a cover for Flag Day that I felt stood on its own. But then I thought that the cover's story could be of interest to ... Read More

APS Offers Mini-Album for Baseball Stamps

Monday June 25, 2012
The first baseball stamp was issued in Cooperstown in 1939 marking the (contested) invention of baseball by Abner Doubleday in that New York town in 1839. Stamp Collector in Chief at ... Read More

New Variety of the Kicking Mule Cancel Found?

Monday June 18, 2012
One of the most rare fancy cancels is the Waterbury (Connecticut) Running Chicken, produced by postmaster John Hill in the late 1800s. Postmasters had much more leeway in how they ... Read More

Quick Take On Stamps: Stamps Are Part of the World

Monday June 18, 2012
Stamp collecting doesn't exist in a vacuum. That is to say that what happens in the world affects the prices of and interest in certain stamps. "What stamps are a good ... Read More

Be a Self-Guided Student of Philately at the NPM

Monday June 18, 2012
Maybe you missed a chance to visit the National Postal Museum with your teacher because their Stamp Stampede! program has been down while the museum is undergoing expansion construction. That ... Read More

Missing Father's Day Stamp Brings Questions

Monday June 18, 2012
How's that for a National Enquirer style shock headline? (Not too shocking though, right?) I was going to run a picture of the stamp the USPS released for Father's Day ... Read More

Happy Flag Day, America!

Thursday June 14, 2012
(A genuine first day cover, unusual with an unofficial first day cancel obtained at the Smithsonian, while the stamps frank an original unused patriotic envelope from the U.S. Civil War. ... Read More

I Read the Cover Story Today, Oh Boy

Sunday June 10, 2012
A great contest to bring young collectors into the world of covers and postal history is being offered by the American First Day Cover Society. Kids from 12 to 18 years ... Read More

Finding the Lost Lady of Philately

Sunday June 10, 2012
Jane Mendelsohn, author of I Was Amelia Earhart has written a good piece over at The New York Times about... Amelia Earhart. You would think that the world would be ... Read More

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