New Catalog “Local Stamps (Provisionals) of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and USSR"
Second edition of the catalog “Local Stamps (Provisionals) Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, USSR 1918- 1963”, with corrections and additions, in two volumes. The catalog also includes images of forgeries.
June 19, 2021
Mauritius: Most Wanted Stamps and Covers
Many collectors are passionate about the first stamps of Mauritius. In this article, we’re going to represent a short overview of the most wanted Mauritius stamps and letters. Many collectors are dreaming of buying them. Well, if not buying, at least, seeing them…
June 18, 2021
How to Be a Smart Collector: Practical Tips From a Stamp Expert
First of all, it is necessary to remember that collecting is an act of passion. This is one thing that we should all have in mind when collecting: the most important is to have fun!
June 17, 2021
Introduction to the Overseas France stamps
France is not only a beautiful country at the western end of the European continent. It’s also a vast empire of the world: beautiful, rich; with varied aspects, powerful contrasts, and numerous and diverse resources. In many places, France has become the guide and the guardian of less developed peoples.
June 15, 2021
Coronavirus in the Philately Worldwide
In the time of uncertainty and danger, related to the menace of the COVID-19 pandemic, every country responds to it. And the philately world is not an exception. Many countries issued special stamps related to the fight against the virus. The sad period of the global COVID-19 pandemic just cannot go unnoticed in philately.
June 01, 2021
"Inverted Jenny" #49 from the 100-stamps Sheet
In August 2018, a family from Chicago submitted this stamp for the certification. Despite the fact the family chose to remain anonymous, they claim that the stamp had spent most of its “life” in a safe deposit box!
June 01, 2021
Different types of Philately
Are you interested in Philately? Well, every philatelist is free to collect whatever he wants, thus different philately branches emerged. No matter whether you are a professional collector or just an amateur, this article will help you discover different types of philately for you to see different ways to enlarge your collection.
June 01, 2021
Fiscophilia: an Unknown Philately Branch
Being a Cousin of philately (collecting rare stamps) fiscophilia is the art of collecting specific tax stamps. The tax stamps collectors are called fiscophilists. Tax stamps prove that the payment of a tax was indeed made to a public authority and may have a certain value in the world of philately.
May 26, 2021
The History of the Philatelic Catalogs
A philatelist needs to spend time on training to learn how to quickly and confidently work with a stamp catalog to find the best stamps for his collection. It’s necessary to extract as much information about stamps as possible to find and purchase the best stamps.
May 20, 2021
Michel Briefmarken Katalog is the largest and the most famous postage stamp catalog in the German-speaking world and Europe.
May 19, 2021
Marianne De Dulac stamps, 1945 series
French artist, Edmond Dulac (born in England in 1912) designed and created the stamp that was used in France and its colonies. These were also the stamps projects used in liberated France.
May 06, 2021
Famous Philatelists Worldwide
Most philatelists know the “philately club” includes true stamp connoisseurs. And there are a lot of famous and outstanding people among them. Let's take a few of them in this article.
April 28, 2021
Space Scandals in Philately
It all started with the Russian dog, Chernushka. In March 1961, she “carried a prohibited item” on board the spaceship. The Soviet aviation doctor, Abram Moiseevich Genin, made a bet with his colleagues whether his wristwatch would work in zero gravity or not. So, he secretly sewed his watch to the blanket he put on the dog. Of course, after such an "experiment", all its participants, except Chernushka, received a strict reprimand from the management.
April 27, 2021
Philately: Passion or Investment?
Philately is a passion that is often passed down over generations. Some people collect postage stamps while others prefer tax stamps. In order to expand their collection, some collectors are ready to shell out a real fortune. The rarer a stamp is, the more valuable it is. Investing in the collection of rare stamps can become a fairly profitable investment. However, it is not necessary to engage in this type of financial investment without sufficient knowledge in the field.
April 26, 2021
Lemur Island Stamps: Madagascar Philately Overview
More than 60 million years ago, a piece of land broke off from the continent and swam away... Scientists still have debates from which part Madagascar really originated from. Obviously, it was Africa but some searchers believe it was India. In this article, we’ll give you a short overview of Madagascar philately.
April 24, 2021
The First Postage Stamp of Russia
Recently, St. Petersburg’s A.S. Popov Museum of Communications has published the draft of the first Russian stamp. It has an inscription at the bottom: "The first Russian stamp draft, presented by F.M. Kepler on October 21, 1856". Well, the Russian philately history started with this project.
April 24, 2021
The Most Extraordinary Stamps
No, no... we’re not going to talk about the first, the rarest, and the most expensive stamps here. We’ve already written a lot of articles about them.
April 23, 2021
The Most Famous and Most Expensive Rare Stamps
Philately is a passion that can bind several members of a family. As an inheritance, some parents bequeathed their stamp collection to their descendants. Those who have inherited rare stamps have a treasure in their fortune.
April 22, 2021
The United Nations Postal Program 2021
The UN 2021 postal topics range from Mother Teresa, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination to World Toilet Day.
April 21, 2021
The Lost Stamps of the USSR
In the times of the Soviet Union, the Soviet postal service issued some stamps which were later destroyed for various reasons. However, some of them even went on sale after they were extracted from the commercial circulation. Not surprisingly, some of them could be bought by professional philatelists even in a few hours. Now, the remaining copies of these stamps have a high value at the international auctions. Despite the fact they were lost, all of them can be found now in many philatelic catalogs.
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