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May 2017

  • Review of Lape Finland Concise stamp catalogue 2015 (2 comments)
  • German ATM stamps (aka. Klüssendorf) - rethinking how to organize (7 comments)
  • Review of 'Forgeries of common stamps after World War 1: Eastern Front, Balkans,Caucasus' (3 comments)
  • New Zealand KGV definitives - how different catalogs approach the stamps and what you can learn from it (10 comments)

Archives for April 2017

  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection - the grand cost comparison, 2017 edition (20 comments)
  • Polish perforation varieties of the 1950s (5 comments)
  • Hungary 1962 Birds of Prey inking EFO (2 comments)
  • Some new discoveries on stamps of Sri Lanka (7 comments)

Archives for March 2017

  • Netherlands Antilles series Disberg (12 comments)
  • Poll: Stamps or knowledge. Which should come first? (38 comments)
  • A more detailed look into anatomy of color shifts on modern postage stamps (32 comments)
  • The dreaded dash as catalog value (5 comments)
  • Agency stamps - the good, the bad, and the ugly (10 comments)
  • Siam 1914 overprint types (4 comments)

Archives for February 2017

  • You can now listen SCB (4 comments)
  • The insanity of collecting for completion (18 comments)
  • Poll: How big is your stamp collection, and what is your cut-off date? (44 comments)
  • Czechoslovakia EXPO58 commemorative: perforation variety or something else? (10 comments)
  • Down the rabbit hole no more. Or how I learned about some highly illogical twists in the way I collect. (6 comments)
  • How common are forgeries of classic stamps? And why are they so plenty?  (5 comments)

Archives for January 2017

  • Some observations on Saudi Arabian 1949 airmail stamps (12 comments)
  • Is collecting a complete worldwide stamp collection possible? Take III - the final word - money and catalog values (26 comments)
  • Stamp collecting / philately is..? (13 comments)
  • Lithuania 1992 Olympic stamps - perforation woes (5 comments)

Archives for December 2016

  • Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017 (12 comments)
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 (14 comments)
  • Lebanese stamp forgeries (2 comments)
  • Perforation varieties on Sudanese 50 Piaster 1962/75 Sennar Dam stamp (12 comments)

Archives for November 2016

  • Argentina UP stamps (2 comments)
  • Malawi CANCELLED stamps (3 comments)
  • Peru Pro Desocupados stamps (6 comments)
  • Stamp data visualization (4 comments)

Archives for October 2016

  • The Power of Few (7 comments)
  • Definitely Definitive (11 comments)
  • Varieties of Latvian flower definitive stamps of 2014/2016 (2 comments)
  • Swedish discount postage stamps

Archives for September 2016

  • A business 101 lesson on stamp collecting: Why making an extra buck with stamps is so easy, but why it rarely scales up as proper business (9 comments)
  • Stamp identification tricks and tips (4 comments)
  • Polish Post Insured Mail Seals (6 comments)
  • The Red and Black postage due stamps of Hungary (13 comments)
  • Czechoslovakia 1976 Use Zip Code coil stamps (8 comments)

Archives for August 2016

  • Fifteen-thousand different worldwide stamps for 40€ - a deal too good to be true? (6 comments)
  • Heaven and Hell - a stamp soaking experience (9 comments)
  • Indore stamps of 1904/08 - engraved, litho, or both? (7 comments)
  • Charkhari pictorials of 1931 (2 comments)

Archives for July 2016

  • Charkhari stamps (2 comments)
  • Special speck of dust (4 comments)
  • Nabha fake overprint - a possible Hialeah forgery? (4 comments)
  • Soviet 50th anniv. of October revolution EFO (4 comments)
  • The anatomy of 100,000 stamp stamp collection (or Is a completing a world collection possible, take 2) (19 comments)

Archives for June 2016

  • Postal forgeries of modern Chinese stamps (6 comments)
  • SCB Reader Survey 2016 - your feedback (or should I say Letters to the editor)
  • SCB Reader Survey 2016 - the results
  • Stamp № 100,000 (14 comments)
  • Marginal notes about stamps of Israel (4 comments)
  • Marginal notes about stamps of Finland (6 comments)

Archives for May 2016

  • Does anyone collect stamps anymore (or what any aspiring philatelic blogger/writer should know about human search behaviour) (10 comments)
  • Marginal notes about stamps of Germany (3 comments)
  • Marginal notes about stamps of Italy (6 comments)
  • Marginal notes about stamps of Spain

Archives for April 2016

  • Artifacts of war (4 comments)
  • Dutch Armenwet stamps (4 comments)
  • Some South Vietnam varieties that major western stamp catalogs omit (and a small give-away) (15 comments)
  • Nordia 2016 stamp show - and why I won't be going (5 comments)
  • French Marianne by Decaris - types I and II (15 comments)

Archives for March 2016

  • Three practical tips every stamp collector can use to supercharge the way they collect (19 comments)
  • How do you deal with collector's block? (20 comments)
  • Space Oddity on Ecuador 1966 stamps (6 comments)
  • There is something terribly, terribly wrong with this stamp (4 comments)

Archives for February 2016

  • Review of Edwin Delsing's 'Qualität von Briefmarken' (6 comments)
  • SCB's Free Digital Perforation Gauge is here (13 comments)
  • SCB 2016 update is here (16 comments)
  • Sri Lankan "Postal Facilities for the Hon. Members of Parliament" - stamps. What are they, and why are they not listed on the catalogs? (7 comments)
  • Rare modern stamp - a difficult but not impossible combination (4 comments)
  • Pakistan 1994 Muhammad Ali Jinnah definitives - unlisted subtype / variant (4 comments)

Archives for January 2016

  • Lucky seven (4 comments)
  • Updating the philatelic theory of relativity (4 comments)
  • A review of AFA Denmark special catalog (2 comments)
  • New Zealand 1960 flower pictorials - mystery after mystery unravelled (13 comments)
  • Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016 - End of an Era (22 comments)

Archives for December 2015

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 (8 comments)
  • Genuine color varieties that catalogs omit
  • Philippine flowers - definitive stamp series of 1991 and what the major catalogs don't tell you about it (7 comments)

Archives for November 2015

  • Stamp misidentification made easy - a case of Canadian 50c Prairie Town Main Street stamp (9 comments)
  • 1970 Bulgaria 4 Stotinki Boats at Albena - unlisted variety and other tidbits (2 comments)
  • Germany "BEZAHLT" and why You too should try to become a polyglot (7 comments)
  • Sharjah Post Day 1969 - 5 riyal m/s - unlisted in Michel. Why? (19 comments)

Archives for October 2015

  • A more scientific view on color variations and changelings (6 comments)
  • How to check if a stamp is a forgery or genuine, lesson 3 - North Korea 1967 postal forgery (4 comments)
  • Philatelic vocabulary (4 comments)
  • Musings of a stamp collecting tv-loving history buff (7 comments)
  • Is SCB making it or breaking it? (29 comments)
  • Overinking or something else on North Korean 1963 Orange Catchfly stamp? (2 comments)

Archives for September 2015

  • North Korea - unlisted perf variety (3 comments)
  • How to check if a stamp is a forgery or genuine, lesson 2 - a case of 1870 Spanish Allegory of Hispania (3 comments)
  • Making sense of plates, dies and watermarks of KGV stamps of Ceylon
  • How to check if a stamp is a forgery or genuine - a case study of Spanish 1854 Una Unza official stamp (2 comments)

Archives for August 2015

  • What do you consider a common stamp? (29 comments)
  • Forgeries of Spanish State 1936 definitives
  • SCB Facebook page now open (6 comments)

Archives for July 2015

  • Is the cost of becoming a stamp collector too high for the kids of today? (26 comments)
  • Puzzled by size difference in pair of 1906 Liberian OS (Official) stamps

Archives for June 2015

  • Men who changed stamp design forever (2 comments)
  • From British Southeast Asia to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia (5 comments)

Archives for May 2015

  • Five things you should know about stamp blogging (16 comments)
  • A Quick Review of Michel Russia Specialized Catalog (6 comments)
  • How to identify litho from photogravure - reprints of Singapore 1994/97 Marine Life definitive stamps
  • The real value of Elvis and other celebs on stamps - what pop culture on postage stamps has left us with? (8 comments)

Archives for April 2015

  • Cancellation forgeries on Finnish stamps
  • Color variations on Zambian 3 ngwee National Dancing Troupe stamps (9 comments)
  • How to implement a stamp that is an utter catastrophe from collector point of view (9 comments)
  • Few minor print flaws on Turkish stamps (4 comments)

Archives for March 2015

  • Constant variations on 1970 Ecuador 80c Morpho Cypris-butterfly stamp
  • Microprinting varieties on Ukrainian definitive postage stamps
  • Yet Another Epic Failure From Stanley Gibbons (21 comments)
  • Unlisted perforation varieties on Ecuador Timbre Escolar stamp by Sanchez Toda (2 comments)
  • The mystery of Peru 1874/79 Postage due stamps without grills (5 comments)

Archives for February 2015

  • Confusion over Peru overprints during the War of the Pacific (2 comments)
  • SCB visits Aland Islands (10 comments)
  • When stamp catalog gets it wrong, who's to blame? (25 comments)
  • Bizarre looking print variety on Serbian 1918 King Peter I and crown-prince Alexander stamp (3 comments)
  • Some observations about Serbian 1905 King Peter stamps and it's forgeries (3 comments)
  • Interesting print variations on modern Bulgarian stamps (4 comments)

Archives for January 2015

  • SCB turns six - a new look and some new features (8 comments)
  • Common but generally unrecognized varieties on Polish definitive stamps (2 comments)
  • Interesting variety on 1922 Belgian Houyoux / Albert III stamp (6 comments)
  • Towards 100,000 stamps and other plans for 2015 (23 comments)

Archives for December 2014

  • Merry Christmas everyone (9 comments)

Archives for November 2014

  • Switzerland Pro Juventute 2009 die cut error
  • Quick round of special exchanges before the holidays (23 comments)
  • The low values of Greek Landscapes series of 1927 - separating different (re-engraved) prints from each other (9 comments)

Archives for October 2014

  • If you are a stamp catalog publisher, the most stupid thing you can do is... (14 comments)
  • Greek tragedy in perf thirteen and one quarter (3 comments)
  • Unlisted perforation varieties on classic Montenegro stamps

Archives for September 2014

  • Montenegro 1896 Cetanje monestry forgery by Fournier (7 comments)
  • Automated stamp recognition (9 comments)

Archives for August 2014

  • A modern Soviet forgery (7 comments)
  • Guatemala Primavera 1960 color changeling (4 comments)
  • Is it OK to give negative feedback? (17 comments)

Archives for June 2014

  • SCB Summer Camp: Filling spaces project (8 comments)
  • Some unissued Russian Civil war era stamps from Armenia (8 comments)
  • The unidentifiable uglies - or how I deal with stamps of Indian states (8 comments)
  • Indian Capital of Asoka Pillar official stamps (8 comments)

Archives for May 2014

  • New perforation finds on Liberian stamps (7 comments)
  • Good buy vs. bad buy (14 comments)
  • Salt department revenue stamps of Egypt (7 comments)

Archives for April 2014

  • Albanian Mirdita stamps (10 comments)
  • What makes a BOB a BOB? (17 comments)
  • Klaipeda forgeries (8 comments)

Archives for March 2014

  • Review of Stamp Mate 2014 (6 comments)
  • Some useful tidbits about Hong Kong definitive postage stamps (21 comments)
  • Photographing places and locations behind stamp designs (10 comments)

Archives for February 2014

  • Difficulty of collecting Chinese stamps (30 comments)

Archives for January 2014

  • Japan - Animal, plant and national treasure definitive series (15 comments)
  • Annotation techniques for stamp stock books (23 comments)

Archives for December 2013

  • Happy holidays to readers of SCB (2 comments)
  • You always learn something new from the stamps... (8 comments)

Archives for November 2013

  • Color variations on modern Cuban postage stamps (2 comments)
  • Romanian reprints of 1950s (8 comments)
  • The driving force behind specialization (13 comments)

Archives for October 2013

  • Life, Stamps and Everything (7 comments)
  • Stamps of Caribbean (commonwealth) - part II (4 comments)

Archives for September 2013

  • Stamps of Anglophone Caribbean (5 comments)
  • Guyana flower stamp with (Michel) unlisted overprint (2 comments)
  • The Audubon bird stamps of Haiti (12 comments)

Archives for August 2013

  • Reprints or forgeries of Haitian issue of 1904 (5 comments)
  • Venezuela 1896 Apoteosis De Miranda forgeries (5 comments)
  • Few more unusual stamps from the 1970s Trucial sheikdoms (4 comments)

Archives for July 2013

  • Forgeries (or reprints) of Ajman stamps (7 comments)
  • More about perforation varieties on Dubai Stamps (8 comments)
  • 1959 Nicaraguan postal tax stamp with unknown overprint (7 comments)

Archives for June 2013

  • Azerbaijan stamps of 1923: forgery times two (5 comments)
  • German occupation of Macedonia - forged postmark (2 comments)
  • Happy stamp dad (updated) (45 comments)
  • My special stamp exchanges of 2013 (50 comments)
  • Argentinian definitive stamp series of 1954/76 pt.4: other designs with double border frames (6 comments)

Archives for May 2013

  • Argentinian definitive stamp series of 1954/76 pt.3: portraits (8 comments)
  • Is this the future of self-adhesive stamps? (12 comments)

Archives for April 2013

  • Belgium 1882/1894 Parcel Post stamp forgeries (8 comments)
  • Which stamps are worth money? (7 comments)
  • Argentinian definitive stamp series of 1954/76 pt2: Jose de San Martin (10 comments)
  • Transjordan 1942 stamp - possible forgery (4 comments)
  • Argentinian definitive stamp series of 1954/76 pt1: introduction (16 comments)

Archives for March 2013

  • How often do you view Your collection critically? And what actions do You take if You notice anything alerting? (36 comments)
  • Argentina 1908 San Martin definitive stamps (8 comments)

Archives for February 2013

  • Yugoslavia Tourism (city views) stamp series of 1971/1989 (12 comments)
  • Philatelic tidbits of modern Ecuador stamps (7 comments)
  • Hotels, lodges and resorts of Romania definitive stamp series of 1991 (25 comments)

Archives for January 2013

  • Forgeries of classic Ecuador stamps (11 comments)
  • Classic Ecuador stamp mystery - a possible wet print specimen? (19 comments)

Archives for December 2012

  • Forgery of Camp Post Hanau stamp / label (8 comments)
  • Merry Christmas and Happy new Year 2013 (24 comments)
  • Unknown Bulgarian cinderella (9 comments)
  • Some observations about stamp printing practises of Central American nations

Archives for October 2012

  • History and culture of Central American nations on stamps (40 comments)
  • A review of Michel's Valuable Stamps of the World catalog (13 comments)
  • Soak US - what US stamps You can soak, and what not (13 comments)

Archives for September 2012

  • A primer on organizing US Washington-Franklin stamps of 1908/1922 (27 comments)
  • A review of Unitrade specialized catalogue of Canadian stamps (14 comments)
  • Glimpses of Africa (10 comments)

Archives for August 2012

  • Keeping track of long and complex stamp series pt.2 - case of South African definitives of 1926/1954 (3 comments)
  • Equatorial Guinea - a country with lost reputation (33 comments)
  • 75,000 stamps and counting, and other misc tidbits from the summer (14 comments)

Archives for June 2012

  • Nigeria 1973 definitive postage stamps – pt. III (10 comments)
  • Nigeria 1973 definitive postage stamps - pt. II

Archives for May 2012

  • Do you have an exit strategy? (12 comments)
  • Stamps of colonial Nigeria (19 comments)
  • Sharing your passion (7 comments)
  • Some revenue stamps of Egypt - need ID help (7 comments)
  • Minor variations on modern Egyptian stamps
  • King Farouk of Egypt stamps obliterated (5 comments)

Archives for April 2012

  • The many faces of stamp collecting (33 comments)
  • Print flaw on Italian Alti Valore definitive postage stamp
  • Italia Turrita – Syracuse coin definitive stamps of Italy (26 comments)
  • Austria 1908 jubilee stamp series - perforation woes (12 comments)
  • Portuguese Landscapes and Monuments stamp series of 1972/74 (12 comments)

Archives for March 2012

  • Portuguese Cavalinho stamps (18 comments)
  • Środkowa Litwa - stamps of Central Lithunia (14 comments)
  • 1955 General Franco stamp series of Spain (35 comments)

Archives for February 2012

  • My exchange & blog take a break because of health issues (again) (67 comments)
  • Cleaning up my stamp desk - special exchange offers (102 comments)
  • A sad day (23 comments)
  • Security features of Canadian high value mammal definitive stamps (10 comments)
  • Soviet Court Fee stamps and an early Russian revenue (8 comments)

Archives for January 2012

  • Third anniversary - happy birthday SCB! (10 comments)
  • Unlisted perforation variety on 1969 Dubai stamp - real or fishy? (18 comments)
  • Slurred printing on modern Brazilian definitive stamps (4 comments)
  • A Sweet Bite of Brazilian Stamps (4 comments)
  • Possible plate flaw on Brazilian 1961 Ouro Preto stamp (4 comments)
  • Série vovó: Brazilian definitive stamps of 1920-1941 (91 comments)
  • State of my stamp collection 2011/2012 (15 comments)

Archives for December 2011

  • Hermes and Iris definitive series of Greece (8 comments)
  • Guatemala Spring Fair of 1960 perforation varieties (3 comments)
  • Season's greetings (18 comments)

Archives for November 2011

  • Some Chinese stamps - cancellation forgeries or something else? (18 comments)
  • About USA 60c Rickenbacker stamp (12 comments)
  • Taxe Percue postmark (6 comments)
  • Japanese new year stamps (5 comments)

Archives for October 2011

  • Japanese hometown (Furusato / prefecture) stamps (24 comments)
  • About early Japanese postmarks (18 comments)
  • A new, more detailed look into number of different worldwide stamps issued (62 comments)
  • Harvesting (12 comments)
  • Unlisted perforation variety on Afghan airmail stamp (12 comments)

Archives for September 2011

  • Some interesting Soviet stamps (14 comments)
  • The art of coloring

Archives for August 2011

  • What do You do with stamps that have foxing / rust? (55 comments)
  • About pricing of online stamp catalogs (49 comments)
  • Private perforations on Czechoslovakian newspaper stamps (3 comments)

Archives for July 2011

  • Czechoslovakian 1945/47 Portraits definitive series: US Civil Censorship postmark and other oddities (17 comments)
  • Czechoslovakian Masaryk stamps of 1925 -1927 (22 comments)

Archives for June 2011

  • Japanese 1898 parcel post revenue stamp (12 comments)
  • Summer break 2012 (14 comments)

Archives for May 2011

  • Stamps of Azerbaijan (21 comments)
  • Confessions of an aging stamp collector. (58 comments)
  • Australian Fine Art stamp series high values - color variation and specimen overprint (22 comments)
  • Revolution and evolution (17 comments)

Archives for April 2011

  • Swedish TuristPorto / tourist postage stamps
  • What makes a happy stamp collector? (33 comments)
  • Finnish parliamentary elections today - a ballot cancellation (4 comments)
  • Philatelic safari to Burundi (7 comments)
  • Investing in stamps - further thoughts (27 comments)

Archives for March 2011

  • Poland 1950 Rebuilding of Warsaw Stamps (11 comments)
  • Case of bad teeth (4 comments)

Archives for February 2011

  • Persian mystery - 1906 Provisoire stamps with unlisted overprint (13 comments)
  • Mounting stamp collections digitally (53 comments)
  • Misdated postal markings and a Finnish Zeppelin cover (6 comments)
  • 65 Degrees North (2 comments)

Archives for January 2011

  • USA "A partridge in a pear tree stamp" - EFO or color changeling? (45 comments)

Archives for December 2010

  • Merry Christmas (3 comments)
  • Progress and satisfaction (6 comments)
  • Argentina 1862 Coat of Arms - a common counterfeit stamp (3 comments)

Archives for November 2010

  • A short review of Gibbons Stamp Monthly (5 comments)
  • Finnish Christmas postage stamps 2010 (7 comments)
  • Unidentified Spanish fiscal revenue (8 comments)
  • Collecting stamps of Trucial states (1973-) – United Arab Emirates (6 comments)
  • Collecting stamps of Trucial states (1963-1973) - the independent sheikdoms (4 comments)
  • Collecting stamps of Trucial states (1892- 1963) - British PAs in Eastern Arabia & issues of Trucial States (6 comments)

Archives for October 2010

  • Collecting stamps of Trucial states - a short introduction (42 comments)
  • eBooks are the future of stamp catalogs and other philatelic literature (39 comments)
  • The Hobby of Kings - is it truly for the rich? (14 comments)
  • Of common good and volunteer work (5 comments)
  • British Wilding stamps with Christmas Island BFPO postmark (10 comments)
  • Using high resolution scans as an aid (15 comments)

Archives for September 2010

  • Fairy tales for stamp collectors (19 comments)
  • The more I learn of this hobby, the less I realize that I actually know (7 comments)
  • A simplified anatomy of my BRD stamp collection (2 comments)
  • Unlisted (double) print variety on German (BRD) stamp (10 comments)

Archives for August 2010

  • Revenue stamp from Ticino (6 comments)
  • Best of British stamp design (12 comments)
  • Switzerland 1939 - Schweizerische Landesausstellung -1st series (2 comments)
  • How deep to go when building a stamp collection? (16 comments)
  • Time and devotion (7 comments)
  • Hungarian 1986/1991 definitive series stamps - Castles I (12 comments)
  • Confessions of a hoarder (24 comments)
  • Long definitive stamp series - how to keep track of what You have / need? (13 comments)

Archives for July 2010

  • Marca da Bollo and other Italian fiscals with stamp-like designs (4 comments)
  • Milan 1906 World Fair cinderella / vignette
  • A quick review of Norma 2010, a specialized catalog of Finnish stamps (2 comments)
  • I'm back...With review of SOTW 2010 and misc stamp related tidbits (4 comments)

Archives for June 2010

  • English-Afrikaans se-tenant stamps of South Africa (9 comments)
  • 1977 South African protea definitive stamp series (22 comments)
  • Stamps of South African homelands (1 comment)

Archives for May 2010

  • Top 5 free online stamp catalogues reviewed (86 comments)
  • Nigeria 1973 definitive postage stamps (8 comments)
  • Collecting airmail labels (2 comments)
  • Swaziland 15/45c overprinted butterfly stamp (7 comments)
  • The die cut postage stamps of Sierra Leone (14 comments)
  • Collecting stamps from Africa (11 comments)
  • Angola bogus stamps - and a story behind Fournier forgery (9 comments)
  • Happy May Day (1 comment)

Archives for April 2010

  • The US 4c Dag Hammarskjold invert stamp error (17 comments)
  • Unsolicited stamp trader listings - beware of stamptraders.org (12 comments)
  • Minor variety on 1971 Kenya seashell stamp
  • Building Knowledge Through Experience (12 comments)
  • My favorite stamps (23 comments)
  • 1877 3d red Samoa Times Express stamp (10 comments)
  • Hungarian souvenir sheet for European Football Championships (2 comments)
  • UK 1971 strike mail letter from Malawi (4 comments)

Archives for March 2010

  • Black versus white background on stock book pages (21 comments)
  • A story of a dinosaur stamp (5 comments)
  • Evolution of a classic - The Camel Postman stamps of Sudan (8 comments)
  • Collecting stamps in 2030 AD (20 comments)
  • 5:13AM (6 comments)
  • Breaking the mold (15 comments)
  • Random stamp stories (1 comment)
  • Winter holiday 2010 feelings (3 comments)
  • Shifted overprint on Congo (Kinshasa) stamp (2 comments)

Archives for February 2010

  • The Faberge booklet (1 comment)
  • Golden era stamp collectors and philatelists (4 comments)
  • Goddess of plenty - more about Seebeck reprints (4 comments)
  • And a case of good luck :) (2 comments)
  • A case of bad luck (14 comments)
  • About difference between a stamp collector and philatelist (42 comments)
  • Sewing machine roulettes on Vietnamese stamps (7 comments)
  • Doubled gold frame print error on Vietnamese stamp
  • Stamps, quality and grading: Quality of cancel / postmark (39 comments)

Archives for January 2010

  • Stamps, quality and grading: Quality of print (4 comments)
  • Stamps, quality and grading: The basics (4 comments)
  • How to remove cigarette smell from stamps? (14 comments)
  • Besides stamps what other hobbies do you have? (9 comments)
  • Seebeck reprints (3 comments)
  • Demystifying CTO (Cancelled To Order) stamps (40 comments)
  • Five-year plan stamp series of GDR (aka.DDR) (38 comments)

Archives for November 2009

  • Finnish Christmas postage stamps 1973-1996: feels like Christmas (4 comments)
  • My Stamp collection (20 comments)
  • How to create perfect cross-references between Scott, Michel, Stanley Gibbons etc. stamp catalogue - legally (66 comments)
  • A review of Stamp Albums Web (aka Steiner pages) (34 comments)
  • The anatomy of (stamp) fun (30 comments)
  • Investing in postage stamps (10 comments)

Archives for October 2009

  • Keeping a worldwide stamp collection in order (63 comments)
  • International Year of Astronomy m/s from Canada (4 comments)
  • Keeping a stamp collection safe from dangers of natural surroundings (19 comments)
  • Cross shaped self-adhesive stamps from Finland (8 comments)
  • October 2009 Survey - long or short articles? (9 comments)
  • How to get youth and young adults into stamp collecting (30 comments)
  • Hungarian 1973 3ft Tokaj definitive stamp with dark green color omitted (2 comments)
  • 1946 Hungarian stamp - color error or changeling? (4 comments)
  • 1954 Hungary Aviators Day stamp plate flaw
  • Canadian Save the Polars and Glaciers miniature sheet (4 comments)

Archives for September 2009

  • I hate when postal service ruins a beautiful item (6 comments)
  • Competitive exhibiting stinks (12 comments)
  • Spanish double impression stamp: double print, kiss print or simply overinked? (7 comments)
  • Giro Nacional cancels on Spanish stamps (2 comments)
  • Spanish ATM stamps (23 comments)
  • Cyprus ATM stamps (4 comments)
  • Stamp trading should be equally beneficial (3 comments)
  • Introduction to collecting ATM stamps (6 comments)
  • Collecting stamps on a budget (19 comments)
  • Rural postmarks on Cyprus stamps (3 comments)
  • Classic stamp designs: Cyprus George V definitive (1 comment)
  • Cyprus 1993 "Mufflon" error stamp (4 comments)
  • Setting a value for worldwide stamp collection (21 comments)

Archives for August 2009

  • The wonders of India (6 comments)
  • Damn unsoakable stamps (or if you can't soak them... ) (83 comments)
  • Lundy Puffin postage stamps (47 comments)
  • Herm Island local: 1961 Europa stamp (2 comments)
  • The unusual stuff found on kiloware (5 comments)
  • Which of these stamps went up in value? (2 comments)
  • Singapore MyStamp promotional card (8 comments)
  • A short commercial break (5 comments)
  • India 1924 Mount Everest Expedition label (8 comments)
  • I'm not a postcrosser (16 comments)

Archives for July 2009

  • The numbers game (6 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt7) - Summary (31 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt6) - Stock cards
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt5) – Stock pages (32 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt4) -Blank stamp album pages (3 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt3) - DIY stamp album pages (62 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt2) -pre-printed (commercial) stamp album pages (12 comments)
  • Storage for worldwide stamp collection (pt1) - Stockbooks (20 comments)
  • A matter of storage - this is how I try to keep my worldwide stamp collection in order (15 comments)

Archives for June 2009

  • In search of perfect stamp exchange recipe (10 comments)
  • Non-inverted Jenny (4 comments)
  • US 40c Philip Mazzei airmail stamp (6 comments)
  • Keeping track of stamp collection (299 comments)
  • US First Man on the Moon stamp (29 comments)
  • Introduction to US Precancels (20 comments)
  • Coloring book with images of Finnish postage stamps
  • German Morgenpost stamps (5 comments)
  • Is a complete all-era worldwide stamp collection possible? (57 comments)
  • How to soak kiloware - kitchensink philately basics (59 comments)
  • Green matter - Happy World Enviroment Day!
  • Customs duty cancel on Norwegian definitive stamp (4 comments)
  • Bogus stamps: Isö, Sweden (21 comments)
  • Master engraver Czeslaw Slania (2 comments)

Archives for May 2009

  • The fine art of Ivan Aguéli on stamps (4 comments)
  • Swedish Landstormen semipostal stamps
  • The beauty of socked on the nose (5 comments)
  • A swedish coil stamp mystery (10 comments)
  • Interview with Romaniastamp.com’s Mats Blückert (8 comments)
  • Polish dogs on cover (7 comments)
  • Swiss postage meter stamps (5 comments)
  • Swiss T-cancels stand for postage due
  • A matter of color - identifying stamp colors accurately (26 comments)
  • Stranger on a strange land (6 comments)
  • How to start stamp collecting (5 comments)
  • Casual stamp collector in Helsinki (12 comments)
  • Interview with Rainbow Stamp Club's Jeevan Jyoti (12 comments)
  • Postage stamps people use (2 comments)
  • Beautiful La Semeuse (the Sower) (25 comments)
  • Precancels on french stamps (15 comments)

Archives for April 2009

  • A french mystery stamp (19 comments)
  • Vive la France – some good reasons to collect French stamps (4 comments)
  • How much is my stamp collection worth – straight talk about real world stamp values and prices (127 comments)
  • Spring at last - Finnish spring flowers on postage stamps (2 comments)
  • Classic Austrian / Austro-Hungarian postage stamps (40 comments)
  • Beautiful Austria (Schönes Österreich) definitive postage stamp with strange cancel (9 comments)
  • A quick review of Linn's Stamp News Digital edition (4 comments)
  • A short review of Michel online stamp catalogue (5 comments)
  • Why most stamp collecting / inventory software solutions suck? (525 comments)
  • Christian Easter in postage stamps of Equatorial Guinea (2 comments)
  • Bogus Sahara OCC RASD souvenir sheets (9 comments)
  • Bogus Somali Republic military uniforms souvenir sheet (11 comments)
  • Bogus: Afghanistan 1999 Masks miniature sheet (4 comments)
  • Nordic mythology on Norden miniature sheets
  • Lighthouses of Finland miniature sheet (3 comments)

Archives for March 2009

  • Finland 2007 Eurovision song contest miniature sheet
  • The Imperial Winter Egg by Carl Faberge - Finland Miniature Sheet
  • German colonies Yacht stamp issue
  • CTO cancelled Wurttemberg stamps (3 comments)
  • The story of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (2 comments)
  • Some early Bavaria stamps (3 comments)
  • Private local stamps of Hamburg (4 comments)
  • Good ol' time adventure and mystery (3 comments)
  • Hong Kong 1997 Skyline stamp issue high values
  • 1945 China postage due stamp with double perf
  • Queen Victoria era Hong Kong stamps with perfins & company markings (2 comments)
  • British Post Offices in China (3 comments)
  • Finland Friendship Miniature sheet 1998
  • Interesting Japanese postmark (16 comments)
  • Some classic revenue stamps of Japan (updated) (1 comment)

Archives for February 2009

  • WW2 Christmas seals (2 comments)
  • Old christmas seals from Denmark (4 comments)
  • Interesting danish postmarks
  • Denmark perfins (23 comments)
  • US 8c Eisenhower stamp misperf error
  • 1997 American Holly greeting stamp color error
  • Used US stamps high values (1 comment)
  • 1912 US Parcel Post stamp
  • Great Britain 1902 King Edvard VII 2sh6p stamp with KLD perfin (2 comments)
  • Q&A: Help I inherited a stamp collection. What should I do with it? (185 comments)
  • Q&A: stamp albums, stock books and other storage methods (142 comments)
  • Q&A: stamp catalogs and other publications (56 comments)
  • Q&A: stamp software (51 comments)
  • Q&A: what stamp is this? (266 comments)
  • Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (45 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Austria and Austrian areas (60 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of BENELUX (Belgium, Netherland, Luxembourg) (38 comments)
  • Q&A:Stamps of Britain and Commonwealth (111 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Bulgaria (15 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Canada (38 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Chile (4 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of China (20 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Czech, Slovakia & Czechoslovakia (24 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Denmark (23 comments)
  • Q&A: Stamps of Finland (27 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of France & colonies (48 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Germany and German areas (133 comments)
  • Industrial Exhibition in Madrid - modern forgery of classic stamp (8 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Hungary (25 comments)
  • Too much sun is harmful, even for stamps
  • Q&A: stamps of India and Indian states (15 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Italy and Italian colonies (26 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Japan (16 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Norway (7 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Pakistan (2 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Philippines (6 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Romania and related areas (12 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Russia and areas (58 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Spain & Spanish colonies (42 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Sweden (22 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of US and related territories (76 comments)
  • Q&A: stamps of Yugoslavia and related areas (8 comments)
  • Feedback for the blog (68 comments)
  • Suggest a topic for blog entry (26 comments)
  • Introduce yourself (82 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Nov 2013 - Aug 2015) (91 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Nov 2012 – Sep 2013) (57 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions May 2012 - Oct 2012) (79 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Jan 2012 – May 2012) (73 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Sep 2011 – Jan 2012) (65 comments)
  • Q&A archives : Ask anything about stamps, collecting, life (Archived questions Jan 2010 – Aug 2011) (75 comments)
  • Ask anything about SCB newsletter (24 comments)
  • Misc updates, notices etc. (39 comments)

Archives for January 2009

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