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Stamp Collecting Tools Of The Trade Part II Of II

In continuation from Monday… Stamp Mounts…Stamp mounts are a fantastic way for you to be able to display your postage stamps without disturbing or damaging the original gum that is on the back of your stamp.  The back of the mount is coated with gum and attached to the album page while the front is [...]

Stamp Collecting Tools Of The Trade Part I Of II

Postage stamps are like little pieces of art.  The more pristine condition they are in, the more value they have or will have in the future.  Although there are no exact rules for stamp collecting, there are tools that many collectors like to have on hand to minimize any potential damage to their treasured collection. [...]

The National Postal Museum’s Lucky Day

The National Postal Museum is one of Washington, DC’s treasures.  Part of the Smithsonian Institute; the National Postal Museum hosts a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits that everyone is sure to enjoy.  You will also find thousands of postage stamps in the Museum’s renowned collection. It recently has been the recipient of an $8 [...]

Marian Anderson Postage Stamp Part II Of II

In continuation from Monday… This sparked a wave of outrage from musicians, patrons, and the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  Instead of using Constitution Hall, a free concert was arranged instead on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.  Over 75,000 people were attendance and millions of radio listeners tuned in to Anderson’s remarkable [...]

Marian Anderson Postage Stamp Part I Of II

Marian Anderson was a concert and operatic singer whose famous contralto voice helped her earn an honored spot as one of the people featured in the “Black Heritage” commemorative postage stamp series.  The stamp was issued by the United States Postal Service in January of 2005 and was the 28th in the very popular series. [...]

R. Buckminster Fuller Postage Stamp

Thought to be the one of the greatest minds of all times, R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and philosopher.  He strived to create items that could be mass produced while reducing the use of natural resources. He is best known for inventing the Geodesic Dome which is a dome that uses a [...]

Pacific Coral Reef

Coral reefs are the most beautiful and diverse marine habits in the world.  As such, they attract a wide variety of marine residents that contribute to the continued reef growth.  Thousands of species of fish and invertebrates live among natural reefs at any given period of time.  Sadly, due to climate changes, coastal developments and [...]

Canada’s Preserving the Poles

With all the talk about global warming, it should come as no surprise, that one of nature’s most magnificent creations is showing deterioration.  Glaciers are more than just mounds of snow and ice.  They serve as the world’s largest freshwater reservoir.  Not long ago, scientists discovered tree stumps that were covered in ice for 7000 [...]

James Cagney Postage Stamps

James Cagney was known as one of the most versatile American actors of all time.  He was honored by the United States Postal Service in July of 1999 with a commemorative postage stamp.  The selvage on the stamp set features a picture of Cagney in a scene from the movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, for which [...]

Neuter or Spay Postage Stamps

Did you know that there are over 21,000 pets, without a loving home, that are euthanized each day in the United States?  That number is staggering and tragic when you realize that the death of millions of animals could be avoided simply and relatively inexpensively if more pets were spayed or neutered.  These numbers do [...]