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Cost to collect US new issues almost doubled in 2012 by Victor Manta
The cost increased by more that $63, thanks to more high denominated and definitive issues. The cost to buy all new US mint stamps and stationery is $140. If taken into consideration that typically collectors of all issued stamps (not recommended - VM) have to purchase self-adhesive coils or...
January 7th 13 04:40 PM
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2013 by Gandalf_le_Gris
Happy New Year 2013 to the all members of this philatelic newsgroup. I wish that this ng receive many interesting articles. regards -- Gandalf_le_Gris Pour me joindre =
January 4th 13 04:53 PM
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"Mint no gum" equal or not with "MNH"?... by gogu[_11_]
Good morning gentlemen! A terminology question: some times I encounter on eBay an S/S described as "mint no gum" and when I ask if it's MNH or MH, I receive the following answer: "it's not hinged but has no gum"! This answer does not enlighten me a lot, since an S/S can be issued originally...
December 16th 12 03:04 PM
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Overproduction of stamps by Victor Manta
"OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE Stamp Manufacturing and Inventory Management Audit Report July 23, 2012 .... WHAT THE OIG FOUND: The Postal Service's adoption of the Forever stamp has generally alleviated
December 13th 12 04:47 PM
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Rodney's latest address by Blair (TC)
Could anyone please send me Rodney Cork's latest email address and snail mail address if possible? Thank You. Blair blair dot stannard @ yahoo dot ca
December 7th 12 02:56 PM
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Canada Post starts selling stamp supplies by Blair (TC)
On Friday, 13 June 2003 01:58:10 UTC-4, Bobstamp wrote: It seems that Canada Post has decided to reinvent itself as stamp shop, selling basic philatelic supplies. Beverly Fox, owner of Weeda Stamps in Vancouver, writes about this interesting development in her current "Fox Tales"...
December 6th 12 04:30 PM
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Ping Pierre by Blair (TC)
Salut Pierre. I hear that you moved. Could you please email me with your new address? Merci. Blair blair dot stannard @ yahoo dot ca
December 3rd 12 07:58 PM
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Howdy by TLB
Howdy ... How's everyone doing for the past 7 - 8 years or so? Tracy
December 1st 12 11:18 PM
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Canada Post starts selling stamp supplies by [email protected]
On Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:58:10 PM UTC-7, Bobstamp wrote: It seems that Canada Post has decided to reinvent itself as stamp shop, selling basic philatelic supplies. Beverly Fox, owner of Weeda Stamps in Vancouver, writes about this interesting development in her current "Fox Tales"...
November 22nd 12 10:25 PM
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USPS reports record $15.9 billion loss by Victor Manta
The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion -- more than triple its $5.1 billion loss last year. The financial losses for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 capped a tumultuous year in which the Postal Service was forced to default for the first...
November 20th 12 03:47 PM
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Science fiction by Padraigh ProAmerica
Here's a thought. AFAIK, the USPS has never issued any stamps honoring science fiction as a genre. Since they like multiple honorees, here are four that should be considered: HUGO GERNSBACK: Editor of the first SF magazine in the 1920's, his writings proved very prophetic. JOHN W. CAMPBELL JR:...
October 3rd 12 12:14 AM
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The importance of Stamp Shops by Postal Pursuits
I have only just joined the group and I am one of the few new Stamp Shops to open in a High Street location in recent times. I have written a couple of magazine articles on this topic but would love to hear collectors views and experiences as to accessing material to view. Regards Thomas.
October 2nd 12 09:55 AM
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America's #1 Disappearing Job - Postal Worker by Victor Manta
"1. Postal Service Workers - Pct. decrease: -26.4% - 2010 jobs: 524,200 - Total job loss (2010-2020): -138,600 - Median annual wage: $53,090 It is not news to anyone that the U.S. Postal Service is suffering. In August of this year, the USPS announced that it was losing $57 million a day in the...
September 30th 12 10:52 PM
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SEAPEX Oct 26-28 Seattle Center by Eric In Seattle
The new expanded SEAPEX show will be at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on October 26-28. More information available at http://seapexshow.org/
September 25th 12 05:21 PM
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treatment ? by sam
Hi , it should be useful to extend the work to the extension of the gallery with appropriate experience prior to any discussions about the art and its links with the gallery security; We may also consider that you may look at this site...
September 24th 12 07:47 AM
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WNS & UPU IB Circulars cannot be trusted by Victor Manta
I tried to identify the status of some stamps offered on the Web, by using the UPU Circulars related to illegal stamps and the WNS database. The results were disappointing. My conclusions: - The existing UPU Circulars, that either don't describe the stamps that they denounce or describe them...
September 17th 12 10:44 PM
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Canadian Registered by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_]
WARNING: If you purchase and receive valuable items from Canada sent to the US - don't pay for Registered! Do't even think about it! The USPS has now stopped keeping Canadian Registered as 'registered', PLUS ... they dont even track the number! With the registry markings, it's now fair game for...
September 16th 12 05:10 PM
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Border troops in communist countries by Victor Manta
I had the opportunity to read an interesting article in the newest Linn's Stamps News, Sept. 24, 2012, p. 32. It appeared under the title: "Refresher Course, by Janet Klug. New Stamps Tech program: stamp lesson that last a lifetime." A passage of it retained my attention: "It looks as though...
September 11th 12 10:24 PM
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R.C.S.D. Participant Mikro ? by [email protected]
Has anyone been here enough to remember a guy name MIKRO who used to be a regular here. I haven't heard from him in years and just wonder if he's still around His first name as Mike and he might have had a number appended to his nickname. Wish I could remember more details.
August 30th 12 07:37 PM
by Richard Thouin[_2_] Go to last post
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Rembrandt etching lost in... the mail by Victor Manta
"(Reuters) - A Norwegian art gallery lost a Rembrandt etching worth up to $8,600 in the mail after trying to save money on courier and insurance costs, the gallery's chief said on Thursday." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/us-rembrandt-lost-idUSBRE87M0PP20120824 -- Victor Manta, PWO,...
August 24th 12 10:57 PM
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