Scotland’s Experimental Postage Packet

Scotland’s Experimental Postage Packet

I’ve been sorting through random boxes, clearing stuff I’ve been hanging onto for no particular reason. You know the boxes, they go from move to move, apartment to apartment because you can’t bring yourself to make a decision. Nested deep in one of the boxes was a...

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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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Sparks Auction gem – WW1 war saving poster up for grabs

Sparks Auction gem – WW1 war saving poster up for grabs

I wrote about this World War I War Savings Stamps Poster back in 2015 Canada war revenue poster – Great War propaganda. I put it up as my wallpaper now and then because I like it so much. It's one of those posters you look at and idly think wow wouldn't that be great...

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Good value lots at Sparks early Canadian pence issue auction

Good value lots at Sparks early Canadian pence issue auction

Sparks Auctions in Ottawa, Ontario has 41 lots of early Canadian pence issues up for auction at the end of May. There are the usual "out of my league" offerings I enjoy mooning over, like lot 40 showcasing a  #10 6d Consort Imperforate on cover, dating to 1858. Sent...

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Newest Talman auction May 20th

Newest Talman auction May 20th

I have a soft spot for John Talman auctions. Any time I've visited his offices in the past, John Talman has been a fountain of amazing information. He loves to share his encyclopedic knowledge of stamps and is fun to listen to. An auction is slated for May 20th and...

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