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Postage Stamps Work better For Junk Mail
With the advent of machines that can weigh a package and then print out a computerized label for postage, all in one quick transaction, why do postages stamps still exist? No they are not being printed for the exclusive use by collectors to put into a stamp album.

Getting The Most From A Stamp Auction
There are many ways to acquire stamps for your collection. One overlooked option by novice collectors are stamp auctions. Participating in an auction can be either a pleasant or a very frustrating experience. If you have never participated in a stamp auction, here are some tips to take much of the

Thompson Submachine Gun And 1934 Tax Stamps
In 1934 Congress enacted the National Firearms Act. This was in response to urgent requests of federal police and other investigative agencies. The law was intended to limit the possession and transfer of highly dangerous and destructive weapons.

What is a Stamp Expert?
The question is exactly what is a stamp expert? It is a label that comes with a set of mixed blessings. Many collectors treat experts with near reverence as if their every thought came from heaven. Others see experts as a challenge. Can you prove them wrong? Can you stump them? Make them squirm a bi

New Rate-Change Stamps Have Arrived
The United States Postal service will issue several new nondenominated definitive stamps June 1, 2015 to fulfill a variety of mailing rates. These stamps are the first to expand upon the nondenominated forever stamp concept which was introduced in 2007 for U.S. domestic letter mail and in 2013 for i

Code Of Ethics Needed For Expertization
There is no governing set of rules or standard practices to which stamp dealers are expected or required to adhere to. As such both buyer and seller engage in a bit of theatrics to establish some kind of ground rules at the point of sale.

Opinions Vary On Maya Angelou Stamp
Thanks to a misattributed quote that appears on the United States Maya Angelou forever stamp that was recently issued, stamp collecting has received unprecedented coverage in the mainstream media. The quote that appears on the Maya Angelou stamp--“A bird doesn’t sing because it has a song”--apparent

Vanuatu Stamps Document Its Evolution
Vanuatu is an archipelago comprising more than 80 small islands, 12 of them being fairly large, in the western Pacific Ocean. The original inhabitants were Melanesian, and Vanuatu is still considered as being of this cultural identity, but the population today is much more multiracial.

Maya Angelou Stamp Controversy
Currently the United States Postal service has no plans to issue a different stamp honoring Maya Angelou, even though the quote that appears on the stamp does not seem to have originated from her. The Washington Post recently reported that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings beca

Questions About a Maya Angelou Quote
The United States Postal Service has issued a new stamp featuring Maya Angelou’s portrait and a quote attributed to her. The quote is:”A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” In 1969, she published an autobiography titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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