Source: http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/august/million-dollar-duck-documentary-animal-planet.html By Michael Baadke An award-winning documentary film about the competitive annual federal duck stamp art contest will be shown on the Animal Planet cable television network Sept. 14. The Million Dollar Duck is scheduled at 9 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time, according to the network, as part of its Animal Planet Presents series. Check local […]
You’ve heard of cut squares–the common method of saving stamped envelopes a century ago. Well, now you can get those same philatelic items as scallop-cut ovals intended for scrapbooking. More.
SESCAL 2016 has revealed the Star Trek covers, cancels, and labels. Make sure to obtain these at the show. Details: Part 2 September2016FedRptr.
Source: http://notesonpaper.blogspot.com/2015/06/vintage-treasure-wanderer-stamp-album.html WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE 2015 Vintage treasure: The Wanderer Stamp Album I’m not sure when it was that Irene Dove lost interest in stamp collecting … … but whenever it was her Wanderer Album of Postage Stamps of the World at some point in the last 70 years made its way into the world without her. […]
Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-the-u-s-postal-service-also-delivered-babies-1472247581#livefyre-comment Mail the kids to grandma? A few frugal parents did, since the weight limit on parcel post was 50 pounds. By Thomas V. DiBacco Aug. 26, 2016 5:39 p.m. ET As a bid to stay relevant in the digital age, the U.S. Postal Service has been experimenting in select cities with delivering groceries. […]
In-person nominations for officers of the Philatelic Society of Los Angeles will take place during the first September meeting (September 13). You may nominate yourself or others, and the nominee must agree to run and fulfill the duties of the office. The officers for nomination are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director(s). The term of […]
Postage meters first appeared experimentally at the end of the 19th century and came into general use worldwide starting in the 1920s. By the 1960s more mail was being franked by postage meter than with traditional adhesive stamps. The trend continues today as mechanical postage meters are displaced by newer and more versatile digital franking […]
Source: Jaime Escalante Honored With Commemorative Stamp at Garfield High School Ceremony About a hundred friends, former students and fans of legendary East Los Angeles educator Jaime Escalante gathered at Garfield High School Saturday to honor the Bolivian immigrant whose success with his calculus students inspired newspaper articles, books and the film “Stand and Deliver.” Escalante’s portrait will […]
Located in the Leon Myers Stamp Center in Nebraska’s Boys Town the 600-pound stamp ball consists of approximately 4,655,000 stamps. Boy’s Town Stamp Center Address: 13628 Flanagan Boulevard, Boys Town, Nebraska Check out the video.