Tag Archives: Letters

New Swiss Stamps

Letter vs. E-mail The versatility of this stamp knows no bounds. Anyone who looks at it sees themselves. But that’s not the only unique feature of this extraordinary project. The selfie stamp owes its existence to a co-operative venture between Swiss Post … Continue reading

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India:New Inland Letter

Issue Year:2015

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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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Top 6 Tips to Inexpensive Stamp Collecting

Many people may be under the impression that stamp collecting or philately is an expensive hobby. It can be expensive if you\’re into rare and famous stamps which are mostly acquired through auction houses. But if you\’re collecting stamps for … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

International Year of Crystallography 2014 2014 will go down in history as the international year of crystallography. What do we mean by crystallography? Crystallography is the science of crystals, their structure and symmetries, forma- tion or creation and their properties … Continue reading

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Early Indian Cancellations

By R.K.Mishra SCINDE DAWK CANCELLATIONS Post Office Act of 1837-38 brought out rules for stamping letters read as All the letters received at any Post Office in India for dispatch by post are to be marked with the appropriate stamp … Continue reading

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands Barrel Mail

From around 1909 mail and other essential items were delivered to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands within barrels lowered or dropped from passing P&O and Orient Line ships. From around 1909 mail and other essential items were delivered to the Cocos … Continue reading

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These are not Postage Stamps

Readers of Queer News may know someone collecting the “Love Thailand” stamps currently being given out with purchases at 7-Eleven convenience stores across Thailand.The stamps can be exchanged for a variety of prizes, including light bulbs, whitening cream and even … Continue reading

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Philately Dying? No Way…

In common parlance the myth prevails that the tendency of writing letters is decreasing & philately is going to be a hobby of past. Up to some extent it is right as we can see the rising of e-mails & use … Continue reading

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