‘Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be’. ~ Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s Life Chronicled on Stamps Set of four stamps commemorate 200th Birthday The stamp featuring Lincoln as president includes an Alexander Gardner photograph of Lincoln, dated Nov. 8, 1863, and depicts Lincoln conferring with generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman toward the end of the Civil War. The depiction is based on “The Peacemakers” (1868), a painting by George P. A. …Continue reading →
📬 ‘Peanuts’ Commemorated in New USPS Post Stamps The United States Postal Service is celebrating the 100th birthday of artist and “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz with 10 new theme stamps, USPS announced in a press release. Characters from the beloved comic strip and holiday specials include Charlie Brown, Lucy, Franklin, Sally, Pigpen, Linus and more including, of course, Snoopy. Source: Nbcdfw.com A social circle of young children is the only thing that receives all of Peanuts‘ attention; adults …Continue reading →
The Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 values the Venezuelan stamp at $20 in unused, original gum condition. The stamp is an excellent buy if you find it offered at Scott catalog value.
GB Historic Scotland Scottish Archeology Stamp Design Error I just published an article on our ‘Everything Scotland‘ blog about the Ring of Brodgar design error. Below is an excerpt: I was tidying up some philatelic files and came across this beautiful booklet of ten (10) postage stamps depicting Scottish archeological sites, issued by Great Britain, for exclusive sale by Historic Scotland. I don’t remember at which property I bought same as there are over 300 properties in the care of …Continue reading →
Just stumbled upon this article featured on AdvisorOne.com about the stamp collecting hobby and thought you would like to read as well. The Sticky World of Stamp Collections by Ed McCarthy, CFP January 21, 2013 Some top investors, including PIMCO’s Bill Gross, and plenty of history buffs think it’s a worthwhile pursuit, though not necessarily a profitable one. If you believe that stamp collecting is merely a hobby for kids and retirees, think again. The American Philatelic Society (APS) in …Continue reading →
Stamp Collector’s Dream “FYI, I have created a jigsaw puzzle, approved by the USPS (…) that might interest your members. It is called “Stamp Collectors Dream”. Hope you like it.” Charlie Girard ‘Stamp Collector’s Dream’ jigsaw puzzle will prove to be a magnificent gift to all puzzle lovers and Stamp Collectors alike! Click on the image or here to gather more infomation about this great jigsaw puzzle depicting beautiful stamps from all around the world. Enjoy your hobby. Talk soon, …Continue reading →