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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 04:47 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by Padraigh ProAmerica Go to last post
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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
by Postal Pursuits Go to last post
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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
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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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
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_] Go to last post
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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
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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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
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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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
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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No Subject by Tom Charbonneau
August 24th 12 02:52 PM
by Tom Charbonneau Go to last post
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Good evening everybody! by gogu[_10_]
After 37 long days away from home I'm at last back. While I was out of country I purchased more than 400 MS or sets of stamps so I'll have a lot of work in the next 20-30 days;-) So here I come with a question for the knowledgeable: I've seen that there are two (or maybe more) catalogues...
July 7th 12 04:06 PM
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Best software for archiving stamps. by gogu[_10_]
Hi all! After I've asked a few months ago for your opinion on stamps catalogues and received useful info, now I'd like to ask what software you are using in order to archive your collection. I'm using for years Paul Dembowski's (Liberty Street Software) "CoinManage" program for my coin...
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July 6th 12 05:05 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien Go to last post
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Pedro I think... by Pedro
Thank you very much for the information, It's been a lot of time I don't visit the ng. I found a very useful webpage with catalog numbers too some time ago. Then a frequent user of this ng that is in my killfile, for very well motivated reasons, tried to find out what page it was (when he has...
June 14th 12 04:57 PM
by gogu[_10_] Go to last post
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Australian cancels by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_]
Hi, Is there any specialist of Australia on rcsd (since Rodney now appears quite rarely here) ? After nearly 10 years beeing in possession of a box of about 8,000 stamps from Australia, I recently decided to begin sorting them. I noticed these 2 cancels, quite similar...
June 5th 12 01:42 PM
by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_] Go to last post
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My first "lost in its way to the post" incident in 12 years buying on eBay... by gogu[_10_]
A few days ago I bought two lots-three MSs from a Chinese (Hong Kong) seller (one lot BIN and the other one "make an offer" which he accepted). Paid in the next half an hour and waited to see my stamps marked "shipped the....". Today I received a mail through ebay system stating the...
May 27th 12 07:56 PM
by Blair (TC) Go to last post
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USPS offers buyouts to 45K employees by Victor Manta
The troubled mail carrier, which lost $6.5 billion in the first six months of fiscal 2012, is eager to cut costs by enticing workers to leave voluntarily. Earlier this month, the Postal Service offered $20,000 buyouts to some 21,000 postmasters under a separate plan to trim operating expenses...
May 27th 12 07:51 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Letter in a Bottle by Blair (TC)
I once put my name and address in a bottle and threw it into the sea. 10 years later I got a letter from someone in Australia. It was a fine from their government for littering Sydney beach.
May 22nd 12 07:16 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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The Fight for Peace, Sportive Medicine in GDR, Cambodian Genocide - on Stamps by Victor Manta
Not much to read on RCSD during the last week, that's why I propose you my new philatelic pages: The Fight for Peace: http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/Peace/fight-for-peace.htm A question to the former Radio Yerevan, the usual source of jokes in USSR: It will be war in the following years?...
May 22nd 12 06:59 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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