March 21, 2022
Postpone of Oldlouis Auctions March 2022 sales
The date of the March 2022 Oldlouis auctions is postponed to May 2022. We will make an announcement in advance with a new date of the auctions.
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 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 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.
May 20, 2021
Michel Briefmarken Katalog is the largest and the most famous postage stamp catalog in the German-speaking world and Europe.
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.
September 04, 2020
4 Ways to Handle Your Stamp Collection Properly
Philately is timeless! Every stamp is a part of history and it has some story behind it. People have been collecting stamps since the 1840s. Some experts believe the first stamp meant the emergence of the first stamp-collectors. Today people tend to collect stamps for various reasons: just as a hobby, as investments, for sales or for passing it as an inheritance.
September 02, 2020
How Much Do Your Stamps Really Cost?
Are you curious how much your stamp collection may cost? Oftentimes, when people get the stamp collection as an inheritance, they are interested if their collection has a real value. To know this, you need to answer the questions below to analyse what’s your collection really worth.
September 11, 2019
Stamp Souvenir Sheets
A souvenir sheet is a special form of issuing postage stamps in which one or more stamps are printed in a small sheet. As a rule, such sheets are issued in honor of a significant event and their margins contain the corresponding inscription, decoration, or images that continue the design.
September 11, 2019
Categorization of Philatelic and Stamp Rarities
Not every postage stamp can be considered a rarity. Collectors who hunt for rare stamps may search for a rarity for two years on average. However, if a philatelic rarity is something that you have not seen on various online stamp auctions for more than two years, then a unique stamp may be found only once in a lifetime.
August 17, 2019
Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Ukraine
One can find postage stamps of Ukraine at almost any philatelic auction these days. They are popular among collectors from all over the world. Although the stamps you will see in this article are not that expensive as pieces shown in our other top 10 reviews.
August 11, 2019
Stamp of Belgium and Guinness World Records
On March 10, 2014, the postal service of Belgium issued a postage stamp showing a portrait of a woman. The release of the stamps was dedicated to International Women's Day. The stamp is intended for franking correspondence sent abroad and has a nominal value of 1.29 euros.
August 11, 2019
Stamp Overprint Types: Brief Info
In most cases, the use of overprints is associated with a change in the denomination of a postage stamp. As a rule, an increase in the value occurs, which is typical for periods of strong inflation and changes in tariffs.
August 08, 2019
Whose Portrait Is Shown on the Very First Postage Stamp
It is worth noting that there are many reviews of the most expensive postage stamps, but almost all of them provide either outdated or unverified information. Nevertheless, in this review, we will indicate the actual prices formed In the course of real deals during the stamp auctions.
Postage Savings for Сity Mayors
The tariffs for mayors in Italy are not exactly easy to understand - and this article will not contribute to understanding either. I will show you a document that really "has it". Let's start with the presentation I first saw it.
November 20, 2018
Stamp Design Errors
Design errors are a set of mistakes in the plot of a stamp (that has been officially released into circulation), which has been caused by a human factor. This peculiarity may occur when creating the drawing through the fault of the artist, engraver, a postal official, postal department in general or government departments that incorrectly formulated the task or did not ensure its proper execution. However, most errors are the result of inattention.
November 17, 2018
Catalog of Russia local issues by Joseph Geyfman released!
A new 464-page catalog of local stamps and provisionals of Russia 1918-1922, 1931 was released and available for order.
August 31, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid when Making Coin Investments
Collecting coins is not only one of the most exciting activities but also a good way to invest your money. However, there are certain mistakes even an experienced collector can make.
August 26, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part II
This is the second part of the article on stamp errors.
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Australia
Russia: Most Valuable and Rare Stamps
The Most Valuable and Rare Stamps of China
Japan: The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps
Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Israel
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of France
The Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Italy