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FreeStampMagazine – Stamp collecting Blog

About Site – Freestampmagazine is a blog for all stamp lovers. Whether you are a philatelist or you are interested in background stories about any topic imaginable, fsmagazine helps you feed your hunger for curiosity.

  • Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz
    on September 5, 2023

    The two Austrian stamps in this article feature the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria, considered the biggest of its kind in Central Europe, comprising nine buildings of historic interest available for its five million items in 20 collections. The Kunsthaus’s futuristic design has likened it to a baby hippo, sea slug, porcupine, whale and a “Friendly The post Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz appeared first on Freestampmagazine - Stamp Collecting Blog.

Canada Stamp News

About Site – Canada’s premier philatelic publication. A leading source of information about stamp collecting and related fields. A vital source of information about the hobby for both collectors and dealers.

  • APS launches digital quarterly
    on September 20, 2023

    The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced the forthcoming launch of a new free digital magazine, StampEd. Debuting in February, this quarterly publication “will invite the digital generation to connect with stamp collecting in new and exciting ways through thoughtful articles and born-digital content,” according to a statement released by the U.S. national organization. Regular The post APS launches digital quarterly appeared first on Canadian Stamp News.

Waterfowl Stamps and More

About Site – Waterfowl Stamps and More is your comprehensive resource for fish and game stamps, licenses and prints.

  • Happy New Year and the Introduction to Killer Thirteen
    on December 31, 2022

    All of us at Waterfowl Stamps and More would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and health, happiness and success in 2023! While rereading the the introduction for Killer Twelve (written in late December of 2020), I was struck with how much many of our lives have changed for the better in the… The post Happy New Year and the Introduction to Killer Thirteen appeared first on Waterfowl Stamps and More.

Dead Country Stamps and Banknotes

About Site – Featuring histories, stamps and banknotes from countries that no longer exist.

  • International Zone of Tangier, British Offices (1924 – 1956)
    on April 19, 2018

    ALBUM – International Zone of Tangier, British Offices Summary The International Zone of Tangier, located on the northwest coast of Morocco, was administered by a committee of foreign powers from 1924 – 1956. When Spain and France divided Morocco for … Continue reading → The post International Zone of Tangier, British Offices (1924 – 1956) appeared first on Dead Country Stamps and Banknotes.

Philatelic Database

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  • Stamps of Belgium: Birds of Antwerp Zoo (1962)
    on June 18, 2020

    This was an issue to aid Philanthropic Funds. It showed Birds of the Antwerp Zoo: 40c +10c. Cock of the Rock 1f. +50c. Red Lory 2f. +50. Senegalese Touraco 2f.50 + 1f. Short-beaked Toucan 3f. + 1f. Great Bird of Paradise 6f. + 2f.Congolese Peacock Designed by J. Van Noten after photos by M. Six.

APS Philatelic Literature & Research

About Site – The APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. This is the companion blog to the Philatelic Literature Review, quarterly journal of the American Philatelic Research Library.

  • New Resources at the APRL, January & February 2021
    on March 6, 2021

    Carrigan, Jay T. The 1945 Anti-Fascist Issue of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: A Single Frame Grand Award Winning Exhibit. ([No location]: Exhibitors Press, 2020). [G6196 .S471 C316a 2020 EXHIBIT] Cotton, Ira W. Catalog of U.S. Fish & Game License Stamps and Labels. (Naples, FL: PaperQuest Press, 2020). [G3701 .R451 C851c 2020] Cotton, Ira W. U.S. Fish & Game … Continue reading "New Resources at the APRL, January & February 2021"

Reddit | philately: stamp collecting news and notes

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  • Glassine envelope storage?
    on September 24, 2023

    Hi all! How do you store your glassine envelopes? I'm back into stamps after a 20 year break. I used to store my glassines with extra stamps in a cassette holder (for audio cassettes) - they fit perfectly. Yes, I know I'm old, lol. Since they are not easily available anymore, I'm wondering how others store them. Ideas? submitted by /u/LondonIsMyHeart [link] [comments]

Paul Fraser Collectibles
  • The most beautiful set you'll ever own
    on July 28, 2023

    You know something most people don't. It's true. When most people look at stamps they see a means to an end. Something to stick on a letter and forget about. But you see them for what they really are. Miniature works of art from around the world. Valuable, rare and remarkable. So I know you'll appreciate what I'm about to show you. Here are nine of the most beautiful philatelic items you'll ever own. Offered together in a unique, historic set you won't find anywhere else. Each one is an intricate masterpiece of engraving and design. And they capture the history and natural wonder of one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. One of the greatest rarities This is the New Zealand 1935 'Second Pictorals' die proof set. Printed by the renowned Thomas De La Rue. And regarded as “one of the greatest of all New Zealand rarities”. The designs are iconic. The condition is stunning. And the colours are sublime. It's one of the finest display pieces in our entire collection, and it deserves to be appreciated by a wider audience. If you're planning to exhibit your collection in the future... This is a set that could win you some serious praise. Iconic and highly collectible In 1898 New Zealand produced the world's first complete set of pictoral stamps to promote tourism to the country. It proved wildly popular. And in 1931 a national competition was held to find suitable designs for a second set, on a series of iconic themes. From more than 1,500 entries, works by 11 artists were chosen. The winning entries included stunning mountain views of Mount Cook, Mitre Peak and the volcanic Mount Taranaki; An array of animals such as a leaping Striped Marlin, the highly intelligent Tui bird and the native reptile Tuatara; Cultural scenes including a traditional Maori Meeting House, and a horse drawn harvester in a wheat field; And the historic landing of Captain Cook at Poverty Bay in 1769. The stamps were issued on 1 May 1935, and remained in use until 1947. Today this set is highly popular with collectors due to their wonderful designs, and the wealth of flaws, plate varieties, perforations and colour changes. But in terms of true rarity, there's only one winner. A unique opportunity This is the only original die-proof set of these stamps I've ever seen. It includes nine of the 15 values produced in 1935: the 2d, 2½d, 4d to 8d, 1s, 2s, and 3s, each one stamp-sized in their issued colours. (The 9d was printed by lithography by Waterlow, and does not exist in this form.) They're printed on thick, slightly surfaced unwatermarked wove with 2mm margins and part original gum. And De La Rue's recess printing brings each intricate design to life. The condition of this set is superb, with just a couple of trivial blemishes mentioned for accuracy (1s with small corner thin, and the 3s with a minor split at top of frame due to pressure of printing). These are the designs in their finest forms. Pulled directly from the master die. And just like any great works of art, the originals will always be the most prized by collectors. Overlooked - and undervalued? I've long been an admirer of New Zealand stamps. The wealth of subject matter, fascinating history and beautiful designs makes it a rich area for collectors. And from a market point of view they have strong appeal. New Zealand may be an nation overlooked by some collectors... But that currently allows you to acquire major rarities – without paying over-inflated prices. For now, at least. The demand is there, particularly from British Commonwealth collectors, and I see it growing constantly as digital technology broadens the horizons of all collectors. The nation's very first stamp, the 1855 'Chalon Head' design featuring a striking full-face portrait of Queen Victoria, is recognised as a classic throughout the philatelic world. Early examples can sell for upwards of $10,000, and the record for a pair stands at $160,000. Other notable rarities include the unissued 1947 Threepenny Vanguard, one of only seven known examples, which sold for a record $67,850. And the one-of-a-kind 1904 4-penny bicolored Lake Taupo invert error, which sold for $66,500. These are all impressive results They clearly illustrate a healthy market for the finest and rarest items of New Zealand philately. And this 1935 'Second Pictorals' die-proof set is certainly one of those. Own this magnificent showpiece today This is the only set of its kind available on the market. It's a pleasure to be able to offer such an incredible rarity. And having examined it up close, I can confidently say this: You'd be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful set anywhere. It's a magnificent showpiece. Each design is sublime. A masterpiece of engraving. There isn't a collector in the world who wouldn't appreciate them. And you can be the one to proudly show them off. So if you collect New Zealand or British Commonwealth stamps.. Or your focus is on the esteemed work of De La Rue... This is one of the finest philatelic items you can possibly own. So purchase it now for only £9,500 ($12,200). Purchase this unique set now And don't forget: This set comes with our Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity, so you can add it to your collection with complete peace of mind for the future. And it's also covered with our 28-day money back guarantee if you change your mind for any reason. If you wish to reserve this item or discuss it further, contact me now. You can email me at Or call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.Thanks for reading.

My Stamp Collection

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