Monthly Archives: August 2019

Iceland: No More Stamps!

The excellent Australian blogger “The Punk Philatelist” has written a blog on the decesion by Iceland to stop issuing postage stamps from the end of this year. It has sent some shock waves thru Stamp Collecting. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/71636270/posts/2392517195. I want to … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

One of the interesting things about SOAR is that the value on the stamp can be just about any amount . ¬†While sorting today, I found this SOAR stamp from 2015. The printed value is over 55 euros. I think … Continue reading

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Space Exploration: Autographed First Day Cover

A nice addition to my collection Space Exploration First Day Cover signed by one of the featured astronauts, Cady Coleman.

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SOAR Update

First off I see that Stamps on a Roll (SOAR) are now described as “Machine Labels” by Stanley Gibbons. To recap. SOAR are “stamps” printed at the point of purchase (the counter at a post office). They were first introduced … Continue reading

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New Issues 2019: July

Two new issues in July. On 4th July (American Independence Day) four stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme of Space Exploration. Within this theme, there were two sub-themes. The 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing and Astronauts … Continue reading

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