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.
April 19, 2021
The 100th Anniversary Airmail Stamp
The United States postal service started carrying mail on a regular schedule using airplanes only 15 years after the Wright brothers made their first flight in 1903. On May 1, 2018, the US Postal service celebrated the 100th anniversary of the American Airmail Service thus issuing two commemorative postage stamps.
February 21, 2021
Big Zemstvo Auction 2021
Oldlouis Auctions will hold a Big Zemstvo auction in April - May. A collection of about 200 mint and used covers will be presented, as well as a lot of rare stamps, including tête-bêches, blocks of four, and much much more. Stay tuned for updates on oldbid.com.
September 03, 2020
The Rarest French Stamps
Philately professionals have put themselves into this game appealing to memory, knowledge, and experience - to determine the rarest stamps of France, or exactly, find the ones most difficult to find. Here are some rarest stamps, having the smallest number of copies. We now offer you to taste this stamp cocktail with the rarest essences. These stamps’ value is invaluable.
May 02, 2020
Selected Stamps From The Latest Cherrystone Auction (March 3-4, 2020)
Cherrystone auction is one of the world’s leading philatelic auctions of rare stamps, where one can buy stamps and other philatelic items. The latest Cherrystone auction took place on March 3-4, 2020, and featured the Fred Blau Collection, as well as stamps from the United States
December 29, 2019
Iceland: The Most Expensive and Rare Stamps
The history of Iceland's post and postage stamps includes an early period corresponding to the Danish postal system (Iceland was part of it) and periods of use of Danish postage stamps and times when the country developed its own independent issuing policies (starting from 1873).
December 28, 2019
Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Czech Republic
The history of the establishment of the postal service of this country includes several periods when the state was part of earlier state entities (such as the Austrian Empire, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia) and the modern period (since 1993), which corresponds to the organization of an independent postal service of this state.
December 14, 2019
Sweden: The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps
Since 1855, Sweden has been issuing its own postage stamps, and in 1875 it has become a member of the Universal Postal Union. By the 18th century, the postal service was already operating throughout the country.
December 12, 2019
Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Spain
The history of postal service and postage stamps of this country dates back to the Middle Ages. This beautiful state is located in southwestern Europe (the Iberian Peninsula), which has affected its history quite dramatically and was reflected in the postal affairs as well.
October 25, 2019
H. R. Harmer: Auction House Overview
This auction house is known to every philatelist be it an experienced collector or a newbie. The company was established back in 1918 in England. The auction house bears the name of its founder - Henry R. Harmer.
October 24, 2019
Sandafayre: English Auction House
Sandafayre is an English online postage stamp auction. It is well known to many avid philatelists from around the world. Having visited the company’s website, the user will immediately notice the company’s commitment to the classics, including design, the auction system, the selection of collections, related accessories, stamp-albums, magnifiers, measurements, albums, catalogs.
October 23, 2019
David Feldman SA: Geneva Auction House
This company was founded by a professional philatelist in 1966, and the first auction was held in 1967. In general, David Feldman, who gave his name to this Geneva-based company, certainly belongs to connoisseurs of philately, because he has been engaged in stamp collecting for more than forty years.
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