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History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps

The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. From Euclid to Euler, from Pythagoras to Poincaré, and from Fibonacci to the Fields Medals, all are featured in attractive, charming and sometimes bizarre stamps. No knowledge of mathematics or philately required.

Soaking Classics Forever Stamps

The new Classics Forever stamps contain a water-soluble layer to facilitate removing the stamps from the envelopes.  Charles Snee ( in Linn’s Stamp News reports that the stamps are indeed soakable, but require hot water and patience. Full Article

Letter Delivered with No Address

Source: A postman has gone above and beyond by managing to deliver a tourist’s letter after he scribbled a map instead of an address on the envelope. According to the Daily Mail and the India Times, the holidaymaker had visited a farm in Búðardalur, west Iceland, and presumably wanted to say thank you for a […]

‘The Million Dollar Duck’ documentary pr

Source: 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 […]

International Stamp Meter Catalog

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 […]

Legendary East Los Angeles educator Jaim...

 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 […]

Auction at July 12 Meeting

The Tuesday July 12 PSLA meeting will feature the silent auction of the Vice Collection.  Organized into over 100 country packets, Suzanne will offer her father’s collection to PSLA members.  An example is the Manchuko #13 (Cat Value $3) shown. Ms. Vice will be attending this special PSLA event as witness to the transition of […]