Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

I’m not sure if Canada Post will have a new bee stamp for International Bee Day for May 20th, but they issued a couple of interesting ones last year.   These two stylized permanent stamps (forever stamps) were released May 1st 2018 and they’re kind of cool. Designed...

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Talman auction set for sometime in the fall

John H. Talman stamps will have an auction sometime this fall.  At last. I've been waiting months for the announcement. He's going to keep us waiting for the date, but I expect it'll be sometime the end of Sept.  It's been awhile since his last auction and I'm really...

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Psst – have a spare 8 grand for a postal cover?

Psst – have a spare 8 grand for a postal cover?

Here's something you don't see every day: Have you figured out what it is? Here's a hint: Think Zeppelin mail.  This chance to own a piece of history is coming up at the next Vance sale Aug 22, 2018. (Auction item 687) C54, Tied on part of a charred cover from the 6...

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Update on WW1 poster #FWS1-4 at Sparks auction

Update on WW1 poster #FWS1-4 at Sparks auction

The realised price sheet is up for the May 29th-30th, 2018 Sparks Auction #27 so I checked out the WW1 poster I wrote about a few weeks back. #FWS1-4  1918 War Saving poster sold for $625, $125 below the listed estimate. Someone picked up a bit of a bargain. The...

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USPS summer treat – scratch ‘n sniff stamps

USPS summer treat – scratch ‘n sniff stamps

The USPS is offering up a booklet of popsicle scratch n' sniff stamps to kick off the summer.  On June 20th, the US post office will roll out new stamps titled "Frozen Treats". If you're interested in them, I'd suggest you pre-order because stamps like this tend to go...

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