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By Catpaw | A lot of philately and a bit of history

Cancel hound alert: Canadian town cancels did very well at Sparks

Sparks Auctions has released realised prices for their May event. Just before the auction, I wrote about a couple of lots that were intriguing, but …

Toronto Maple Leafs

Commonwealth collection sees light after 90 years - Stanley Gibbons Blog

It’s not every day that a stamp collection comes to light after spending more than 90 years in complete darkness. However, this was the case during …

Gibraltar

Catpaw finds her photo groove | Bitter Grounds Magazine

Arggh! I hate when I lose my writing rhythm. If I stray from a schedule I start to think “oh I’ll do it tomorrow” and before you know it, tomorrow …

Toronto

Lotte Reiniger – Women Film Pioneers Project

<i>by</i> Frances Guerin, Anke Mebold<p>Lotte Reiniger made over sixty films, of which eleven are considered lost and fifty to have survived. Of the surviving …

Cinderella (Aschenputtel) - Lotte Reiniger (1922)

Update on WW1 poster #FWS1-4 at Sparks auction

The realised price sheet is up for the May 29th-30th, 2018 Sparks Auction #27 so I checked out the WW1 poster I wrote about a few weeks back. #FWS1-4 …

USPS summer treat - scratch 'n sniff stamps

The USPS is offering up a booklet of popsicle scratch n’ sniff stamps to kick off the summer. On June 20th, the US post office will roll out new …

How the Inverted Jenny, a 24-Cent Stamp, Came to Be Worth a Fortune

During his lunch break on May 14, 1918, William T. Robey, a bank teller at Hibbs and Company in Washington D.C., traveled, as he often did, to the …

Sparks Auction gem - WW1 war saving poster up for grabs

I wrote about this World War I War Savings Stamps Poster back in 2015 Canada war revenue poster – Great War propaganda. I put it up as my wallpaper …

Good value lots at Sparks' early Canadian pence issue auction

Sparks Auctions in Ottawa, Ontario has 41 lots of early Canadian pence issues up for auction at the end of May. There are the usual “out of my …

Tattooed Vikings? A look at medieval body art

If you have ever watched Vikings or other TV shows or films that dwell on similar time periods and regions, chances are that you have seen a lot of …

Newest Talman auction May 20th

I have a soft spot for John Talman auctions. Any time I’ve visited his offices in the past, John Talman has been a fountain of amazing information. …

A more detailed look into anatomy of color shifts on modern postage stamps

Possibly one of the most difficult questions general collectors must face are color shifts, aka. color misregistration errors, and the question when …

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Fire! The Hindenburg Disaster

• Home<br>• > Exhibit<br>• > Fire! The <i>Hindenburg</i> Disaster<p>At 6:25 p.m. EST on May 6, 1937, while approaching Lakehurst Naval Station’s mooring mast between storms,</i> …

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Google Reader is dead ! Who cares ?<p>News Reader is here ! News Reader use the RSS from Google News (news.google.com) to display data with …

India & Indian States Stamp Catalogue 5th Edition

2018 Forever Stamp Celebrating Life of Lena Horne

The U.S. Postal Service issued Forever Stamp Celebrating Life of Lena Horne, a Legendary Performer and Civil Rights Activist.The stamp celebrates the …

Black History

Why Are These Postage Stamps Cut in Half?

Would you cut a ten dollar bill in half and use as two five dollar bills? Of course not. It's silly to even suggest something like that. Likewise, …

JOURNEY OF INDIA'S PHILATELY WITH Vinay Bhanawat udaipurplus

Image By Google<p>In the year 1966 the department of post of government of India issued Sixteen stamps. The first stamp was issued on 24 January on …

What's up – this month's Vance auction

Time to ogle Vance Auctions latest catalogue for Wednesday, March 21, 2018!. A cursory look popped up dozens of gems. One of my favourite categories …

Tokens of unrequited love? Thames yields 'crooked coins' tossed in by romantics

For centuries, suitors would carve names on coins before tossing them into the river. Mudlark Steve Brooker has unearthed hundreds of them<p>During the reign of William III, in the second half of the 17th century, it was the fashion for a young man to give a crooked coin to the object of his …

2017 Christmas Postage stamps spreading joy-n-happiness

<b>2017 Christmas Postage stamps bringing you joy-n-happiness!!!</b>Christmas is a <b>time for family and friends to get together</b>, it’s a time to exchange …

The 1st postal stamp of Independent India was issued today in 1947. It was issued for foreign correspondence #JaiHind https://t.co/56eV7W5VZG

Ottoman-era handmade postage stamp is now Turkey’s most valuable

Duloz Takse, an Ottoman era postage stamp dating back to 1867 is now worth 80,000 Turkish liras ($20,570) and is considered the most expensive …

In Paris, Passion Battles the Decline of Stamp Collecting

PARIS — There is a rundown shop in my neighborhood near the Rue des Martyrs that never seems to close. When I peer through the window late at night, I usually see a small group of older men bent over a long table, picking up and moving around thousands of tiny bits of colored paper with their tiny …

$500,000 in rare coins and bills stolen in Mississauga | The Star

Police are investigating after a British Columbia man had around $500,000 worth of rare coins and bills stolen from his vehicle while it was parked …

North Korea’s America-hating postage stamps are mini masterpieces of anti-imperialist propaganda

In North Korea, June 25 is the start of “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month.” To celebrate, the pariah state released two striking postage stamps …

Stamp Collecting Isn’t Dead

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>In “Stamped Out” (Op-Ed, Sept. 30), Eugene L. Meyer presents a disappointingly myopic view of the stamp-collecting hobby. In fact, philately (as serious adherents call it) is dizzyingly active, involving millions worldwide.<p>Though the exact number can’t be known, large numbers of …

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