It’s been a well-known fact for several decades that the number of bricks-and-mortar stamp stores in the United States has been dwindling. At one point during the 1950s, according to Herman ‘Pat’ Herst, in his book, Nassau Street, there were almost 250 stamp stores on that fabled street alone; but the rising cost of rent, easy access to mail order and, later, use of the … Continue reading Just how many stamp stores?
POSTEUROP has announced that Armenia and Slovenia issued the Most Beautiful Europa Bird stamps in 2019. The public online vote, which polled a record 25,000-plus votes, selected the Armenia stamp as the most beautiful, followed by Turkey, and Finland. The jury vote however, comprising six philatelic experts, preferred the stamp from Slovenia, with secondly Liechtenstein, and Finland again third. This year’s Europa stamp theme is … Continue reading Last year’s most beautiful bird stamps in Europe are from Armenia and Slovenia
On January 1 1860, the Kingdom of Poland, which belonged to Russia after the Congress of Vienna, was granted its first postage stamp… Continue reading The Polish Kingdom’s first and only issue
On Tuesday November 26, Her Majesty the Queen visited 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW, to open officially the new headquarters of The Royal Philatelic Society London. Her Majesty was greeted by The Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell as Lord Lieutenant, who presented Richard Stock FRPSL, President of the Society, to Her Majesty together with Peter Cockburn FRPSL and Mike Roberts FRPSL, Vice-Presidents, and Patrick … Continue reading The Queen opens new RPSL headquarters