Most of the subjects and designs for the entire year have been announced, including Star Trek, Shirley Temple, Pickup Trucks, Sarah Vaughan, Richard Allen, Pets and Quilling. (Check "Discuss" inside to find out what that is.)
Our 2016 U.S. stamp program grid is here.
Other 2016 Stamp Programs:
- Britain Updated April 25
- Canada Updated April 7
- Hong Kong
- Post Srpske (Bosnia-Herzogovina)
Canada Honors Star Trek
Did you know two of the Original Series’ favorite actors were Canadian? Seven stamps, souvenir sheets and more were beamed down to Canada Post on May 5th. Details here.
Britain issues six oddly-shaped stamps featuring "endearing animal characters" that will "make someone smile before they have even opened the envelope." But will they appeal to children?
Israel Goes To The Dogs In June
Israel in June issues stamps featuring dogs, the Olympics, World War I aviation and Summer.
No Gross Profit
Money manager Bill Gross is selling his incredible collection of Hawaiian classics at World Stamp Show-New York 2016, and donating the proceeds to charity. Details here.
New York's International Stamp Show
Each country may only hold one show a decade that has been sanctioned by the International Federation of Philately. This is that year for the U.S., and World Stamp Show-New York 2016 is fast approaching.
Stolen Jenny Invert Recovered
The third of four rare stamps that disappeared from a stamp show more than 60 years ago has now turned up. Details here.
Americover 2016 Group Plans To Go Post & Postal
As part of its annual show and celebration of first day covers, AFDCS members and others will tour the beautiful Hillwood Estate in Washington and then the National Postal Museum. More here.
The Virtual Stamp Club is pleased to provide candidate’s statements about the 2016 elections and a low-key forum for discussion. The announcement of a candidacy here does not constitute an endorsement; The Virtual Stamp Club does not make endorsements in philatelic or any other politics.
- Ken Nilsestuen is running for President
- Mick Zais is running for President
- Bob Ziegler, Trish Kaufmann & Jeff Shapiro are running for Board of Vice Presidents
- Mark Butterline is running for Secretary
- Steve Schumann is running for Secretary
- Edwin Andrews is running for Treasurer
- Bruce Marsden is running for Treasurer
- Michael Bloom is running for Director-at-Large
- Rich Drews is running for Director-at-Large
- Gordon Eubanks is running for Director-at-Large
- Peter McCann is running for Director-at-Large
- Mark Schwartz is running for Director-at-Large
Collecting U.S. Commems: Hotchner
Veteran columnist and exhibitor John Hotchner has some tips.
Lloyd's Fun FDCs!
Volume 46 - Humor in FDCs
Nowhere in philately is it easier to enjoy a joke or chuckle than in first day cover collecting. VSC chief Lloyd de Vries shows some examples.
Durland Plate Number Catalogue
The next edition won't be issued until May. The 2012 edition is almost sold out. Copies are still available here.
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Last Updated May 23, 2016