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Stamps held by the public and USPS revenues by Victor Manta
In Linn's Stamp News, August 10, 2016, from the article: "Why the U.S. Postal Service’s net losses for the year are growing" by Bill McAllister, I learned as follows: "One of the changes USPS made in the quarter was a revision to how many stamps are held by the public. That revision added $1...
August 14th 16 06:39 PM
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SEAPEX - Sept 9-11, 2016 by Eric In Seattle
The annual SEAPEX exhibition will be held this year on September 9-11 at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA, USA. This will be its second year as a World Series of Philately show, as designated by the American Philatelic Society. 25+ Dealers 160+ Frames of philatelic...
August 4th 16 07:33 PM
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Illegal Stamps in Exhibits at the New York 2016 World Stamp Show by Victor Manta
The huge World Stamp Show (WSS) opened its doors in New York City on May 28, 2016 and closed them on June 4, 2016. Held under the direct patronage of the International Federation of Philately ( FIP), it included the display of 4,146 frames of the best competitive stamp exhibits from around the...
July 29th 16 04:22 PM
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StampWorld by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_]
Did anyone visit the exhibition area and seee John Davies' Gold Medal collection of The Penny Postage Jubilee material? He's asked how the US attendees might have reacted to it being rather highly specialzed GB 'stuff'. Thanks!
July 9th 16 03:27 PM
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Tinkering with Art on Postal Stamps by Victor Manta
One day in 1871 a model failed to appear, so the young James A. McNeill Whistler turned to his mother and suggested that he do her portrait instead. At first he had her stand, but that proved too tiring to her, and so the famous seated pose was adopted. The work of art traveled America in a...
May 12th 16 03:11 PM
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USPS WARNING!!! by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_]
For those who do not know; NEVER EVER SEND REGISTERED to the USPS. http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2009/pb22259/html/updt_004.htm Of FIVE items sent from Europe, all but one were apparently stolen in the ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) 'sorting centre. There are other methods, including...
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May 3rd 16 04:20 PM
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Dropping of first class stamps prices, but ... by Victor Manta
The US Congress allowed to the USPS in 2014 to surcharge the first class stamps by 4.3 percent to collect $4.6 billion. This amount will be reached on April 10, 2016. After this date the price of mailing one ounce letter will drop from 49 cents to 47 cents. It is for the first time in nearly 97...
April 4th 16 03:43 PM
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Internet & USPS by Victor Manta
Internet was always the bête noir of the USPS because the usage of e-mail reduced very significantly the mailing of letters. I learned with satisfaction that: "Helped by a surge of Christmas parcels, the United States Postal Service reported an operating profit of $1.3 billion in the first...
February 24th 16 05:09 PM
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help id by Pedro
hello friends, Please, help identify the country of this stamp. http://www.cjoint.com/c/EKovpvWb5Xy thanks in advance, Pedro --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
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December 30th 15 04:56 PM
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No deliveries to cats without their ID by beaverstamps
A British woman said a mail delivery company temporarily refused to let her pick up an Advent calendar addressed to her cat ... In Canada, the same scenario includes a "return charge" to the sender... ------------------------ Canadian hobbyist/accumulator -...
December 28th 15 04:40 PM
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Catalog for UK postal stationery by Barry Moss
I recently bought a couple of UK areogrammes and was surprised to find that my Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise catalog didn't have any listings for postal stationery. Can someone point be towards another catalog that would have these listings? Thanks, Barry Moss
October 20th 15 07:43 PM
by Roy Richardson Go to last post
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Invasion of Abusive Stamp Issues by Victor Manta
We publish the results of our research of Internet sources that contain information about the abusive stamp issued by The Solomon Islands Post between the years 2013 – 2015. The results are mind-boggling, so that the “invasion” term used in the title is fully justified. We show also some ...
September 25th 15 03:53 PM
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Jenny Come Lately by Victor Manta
The Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service has blogged about stamp collecting. It was interested in the public opinion of the upright Jenny Invert panes. The blog generated many negative responses. All of them can be found...
August 28th 15 10:05 PM
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Value of Stamps? by Reinhold {Rey} Aman
Value of Stamps? ---------------- Greetings, I'm a newbie, have read the FAQ, and have two questions for you experts about the value of some stamps I have. I'm asking here because years ago I was badly cheated by a stamp buyer who paid me $150 for a sheet of 100 misprinted 50-cent stamps - and...
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August 1st 15 07:44 PM
by Rich Daugherty Go to last post
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The Dr. Maya Angelou Stamp Blunder, by USPS by Victor Manta
The stamp collectors still remember the Statue of Liberty blunder of the USPS, a forever coil stamp issued Dec. 1, 2010 in billions of copies. On the page Viva Las Vegas (http://www.artonstamps.org/Countries/USA/Liberty/las-vegas-liberty.htm) I largely commented then on the Las Vegas replica...
May 1st 15 03:14 PM
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Swiss Post tests mail delivery by drones by Victor Manta
"Swiss Post is working with drone outfit Matternet for the duration of the tests. The company's first drone can transport packages up to 2.2 pounds a distance of 12.4 miles on a single charge. Matternet has previously tested its drone technology in Haiti, where medicine and other supplies were...
April 29th 15 03:36 PM
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On Mail Delivery by Victor Manta
" Once government has had a monopoly of a creative activity such, for instance, as the delivery of the mails, most individuals will believe that the mails could not be efficiently delivered by men acting freely. And here is the reason: Each one acknowledges that he himself doesn't know how to do...
April 18th 15 04:59 AM
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A Special Competition of Websites at Rossica - 2014 by Victor Manta
I participated in this competition a few months ago. Here are my impressions: http://www.pwmo.org/Rossica-2014/rossica-2014.htm -- Victor Manta, PWO ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Philatelic Webmasters Organization: http://pwmo.org/
January 19th 15 04:16 PM
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indian elephant by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_]
On Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:43:58 +0000, Tony Clayton sharpened a crayon and wrote: On 23/12/2014 17:25, Sir F.A. Rien wrote: Bonsoir http://cjoint.com/?DLktkhTsEaR I find this stamp. I could not find it in The Stanley Gibbons (2008) Indian feudatory states...
January 6th 15 04:29 PM
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indian elephant by Antoin
Thank you sir for your answer. Which year is your SG?
December 24th 14 04:36 PM
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