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Longest Stamps in the World

Thailand Post has released a set of five of the longest stamps in the world on 1st April 2017, each of which depicts a photo of the late HM King Rama IX while he was working in the fields.The stamp … Continue reading

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Royal Mail: Horseracing Stamp Issue

This year to mark the 40th anniversary of Red Rum’s history-making third Grand National win, Royal Mail has teamed with an artist to launch a unique collection.The stamps feature eight champion horses achieving their greatest wins on UK race courses … Continue reading

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Octogenarian Artist who Weaves Magic out of Postal Stamps

By Tamara Mathias​ Meet the 82-year-old woman who has spent over 40 years painstakingly creating beautiful artwork from discarded Indian postage stamps and her son who passionately preserves philately. Deepa Melkote speaks at the lightening pace of a woman on a … Continue reading

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A Letter from Santa Claus Post Office

By Dr.Pradeep Jain Merry Christmas- Santaclaus Post office in Lapland .On the Christmas eve I am in the home of SANTA In Lapland at arctic circle in north Pole and I visited Santa Post office.There was long queues to post … Continue reading

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Two Computer Programs for Measuring Stamp Perforations

By William F. Sharpe Most collectors are familiar with perforation gauges to measure the distance between stamp perforations. The Scott Multi-Gauge, for example, is accurate enough to measure perforations at least to the nearest tenth perf size. Perf size is … Continue reading

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How to Protect Stamps from Humidity

Extreme warm weather and humidity causing the stamps to curl or stick to album pages. Below are some tips to help you maintain your collection in these extreme conditions. Proper Storage of Stamp Collections :The albums you use to organize your … Continue reading

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What Do You Know About Postal Stationery?

By Professor Rodney L. Mott What Is Postal Stationery?:Postal Stationery may be defined to include all the stationery issued by the postal authorities on which a design has been made showing its value for postage. The most common forms are: … Continue reading

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Tips for Philatelic Professionals

Philatelic Dealer Investment:”Money makes the world go round”; how true this statement is for a dealer who has to make a tough decision between his desire to attend a philatelic event and the huge amount of money involved. To balance … Continue reading

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Philatelic Tip:Remove Stamps from Letters with Your Microwave

Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration. But it can be easily remedied with a few seconds in the microwave.YouTube user Household Hacker reminds us that you can also use it to remove stamps from letters.Next … Continue reading

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10 Essential Philatelic Facts by Stanley Gibbons

By Scott Campbell 1) What is philatelic? Is it a medical condition? No, it\’s Greek Philately means \”the collection and study of postage stamps\”, and is the English version of the French word philatélie, coined by collector Georges Herpin. The Greek root phil- means \”a … Continue reading

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