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Last Updated: May 18 - Flannery O'Connor stamp added.
First Day Ceremony photo essays:
  • Maya Angelou
  • Civil War
  • Gifts of Friendship


  • Cataloguing The Collectors
    Columnist John Hotchner finds philatelic people watching very amusing.

    Canada Honors Famous Poem
    “In Flanders Fields” was written by a Canadian combat surgeon 100 years ago during World War I. Today, “In Flanders Fields” is virtually synonymous with the War To End All Wars. The story is here.
    Israel’s WWI Mule Corps
    The British wouldn’t let Palestinian Jews form a combat unit. Instead, they became a transportation unit. The story, and stamp, are here.

    I May Not Know Art...
    ...but I know an argument about art and design when I see one. Some thoughts about an online argument in the latest LloydBlog.
    USPS Considers Drones
    No, not postal workers just going through the motions until quitting time, but small aircraft without pilots. The story here.

    Why Join A Stamp Society Or Club?
    Veteran philatelic observer Dick Sine says there are many reasons to do so… and quite a few why not!


    Going The Extra Mile
    An American first day cover collector goes to Japan for its part of the Gifts of Friendship issuance.


    Dinosaurs Come to Life In Canada
    On its stamps, at least. Details here.

    How Stamps Are Made
    A British look at how U.S. stamps are printed and produced.



    Lloyd's Fun FDCs!
    Volume 45 - ArtCraft
    Its cachets are “not your father’s Oldsmobile.” The designs are bright, colorful and contemporary.

    Durland 2014 Supplement
    Now Available!
    The supplement, plus the 2012 edition of this catalogue, are the definitive reference for plate number collectors. Order them individually or together here.
    Looking for Delphi’s Stamp Collecting Forum?
    Click here to reach it.
    And here’s the reason for the change.
    "Help! I just inherited this stamp collection!"

    Just been given Aunt Matilda's old stamp collection and don't know what to do with it? We can help.

    Unique Stamp Collecting Bookstore
    We have philatelic books in our bookstore you won't find anywhere else on the Internet, including publications from the U.S. Stamp Society, and John Hotchner.

    Quotable:
    “I can’t believe this many people showed up to a stamp dedication.”
    “This is something different."
    two people overheard by the Washington Post at the Maya Angelou stamp ceremony.

    Last Updated May 22, 2015




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