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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
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by beaverstamps Go to last post
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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 05:16 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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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 05:29 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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indian elephant by Antoin
Thank you sir for your answer. Which year is your SG?
December 24th 14 05:36 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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My Frustrating Romanian Souvenir Sheets by Victor Manta
May I introduce you to new article that refers to some souvenir sheets issued by the Romanian Post over a decade, starting by the year 1971. Before 1971 the stately owned State Commercial Enterprise Philately (ICS Filatelia) strongly limited the number of issues to be sold over their face value...
October 7th 14 10:13 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Linn's by David E. Ross
Does anyone out there still get Linn's Stamp News? Linn's used to publish valuations for U.S. stamps, including singles, blocks, and panes. Is this still being done. (I dropped my subscription when I stopped adding to my collection after I decided I no longer wanted the USPS's hand on my...
October 4th 14 04:15 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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Egypt's 'Panama Canal' blunder by Victor Manta
"Egyptians were so excited about plans for a new and improved Suez Canal they issued commemorative postage stamps - showing the Panama Canal." Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/oops-egypt-suez-canal-stamps-show-panama-canal-article-1.1938570#ixzz3DUQ4tJIf -- Victor Manta, PWO,...
September 16th 14 04:53 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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The European Stamp of the Year by Victor Manta
At the 24th International Postal Stamps Fair in Essen, Germany, May 8th - 10th, 2014 a souvenir sheet issued by Germany was awarded the first place, this after having won the same place at a similar competition in its own country. The awarded S/S shows a painting, one that is considered by many...
September 14th 14 02:02 AM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Detecting overprint forgeries by Bassem Medawar
Are there ways to date overprint on a stamp without damaging the stamp? I need to be able to tell if the overprint on a stamp is of the same age as the stamp, going back say 80 years ago.
September 7th 14 10:36 PM
by Bassem Medawar Go to last post
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valuating stamps by helloworld
Hi, through unpredictable happenstance, I happened to be in a position to "inherit" a sizeable collection of stamps, perhaps numbering about 3000-4000 items. I am not a regular collector, so all shorts of questions come up, at moments. As of now, there is no need or incentive to sell or exhibit...
August 24th 14 07:52 PM
by Terry Reedy Go to last post
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This spring USPS lost $2 billion by Victor Manta
The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday. The Postal Service has defaulted before on federally mandated annual payments to cover expected health care costs for future...
August 13th 14 03:55 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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The Decay of the WNS as We Know It? by Victor Manta
The World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP) initiated the WNS (WADP Numbering System), which was implemented and launched on January 1, 2002 by the Universal Postal Union (UPU). This numbering system was supposed to be the foundation for an online database of all stamps issued...
April 8th 14 10:01 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Germany 1905-19, 2 mark without white dot over R by [email protected]
In doing research for an article, there was reason to examine Internet images of Scott Germany #93 (Michel Germany #95). Two of some 25 images showed no large white dot above the "R" in "REICH." The Michel specialized catalog does not list this as a variety. Examining the images at three power...
March 22nd 14 04:04 PM
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London EC machine postmark 1906 by [email protected]
Good evening, I try again my luck (Literal translation !). About this (Krag ?) postmark : http://cjoint.com/14fe/DBlvJptqc27.htm Six bars are mentioned in the "collect british postmarks" 7th edition, but here are five...
February 17th 14 06:08 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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London fancy cancel by lgl38
Hello, French postmarks collector, I sometimes find english ones. This unusual (?) one seems to be a London fancy cancel, but I do not find informations about it. Would someone help me ? http://cjoint.com/14fe/DBjot77dwwq.htm
February 11th 14 09:26 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Catalogue spezilized of Israel, BALE by Droger Jean-Paul
Hello! Does anyone use this catalogue I bought one year ago by VERA (2010 edition)! I have a little problem to know wath currency is used with "values" that are given! Some times, for higher valued stamps, it is clearly printed: $ ** or tab ** $ and I think it uses the US $!
February 10th 14 12:18 PM
by Droger Jean-Paul Go to last post
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Abusive Stamp Issues 2013 by Victor Manta
Abusive issues are those that were legally issued by some postal administrations but they do not comply with the terms of the "Philatelic Code of Ethics for the use by member countries of the Union", established by the WADP and approved in 2008 by all member countries of the UPU. These are...
December 13th 13 08:44 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
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USPS hired a consultant... by Victor Manta
USPS contacted a NY firm, asking: - "What steps must be taken to slow the predictable decline in stamp usage and how can we best reinvent and reimagine stamp relevance to promote growth? - Who will be buying stamps in 2019, 2024, 2034? - What they will be used for?"
October 22nd 13 04:19 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien[_2_] Go to last post
1 1,183
The encounter with my philatelic youth by Victor Manta
Searching for some philatelic information, I reached by chance the eBay's site and there I landed on two auctions in which were offered two of the most exciting issues of my youth. They were the Romanian's Post (RP) issues, formerly called "World Cosmonauts" and "Tokyo Summer Olympics", issued...
October 12th 13 06:41 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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