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How To Remove A Postage Stamp From An Envelope Part I Of III

Whether you are new to stamp collecting or an avid collector, it is likely that at some point you will receive a postage stamp that is still attached to an envelope.  If it is part of a First Day Cover, it’s important to leave the stamp attached to the envelope, postal card, or postal material [...]

Latin Jazz Postage Stamp

Latin music began to enter mainstream American popular music in the 1930’s.  During the 1950’s, Latin dances became very popular and the music continued to progress.  The Samba, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Bossa Nova, Merengue and Salsa were all the rage, and continue to be a huge influence in the dance and music world today.  Latin music [...]

The Bighorn Sheep Postage Stamp

The Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) are believed to have crossed into North America from Siberia about 750,000 years ago.  Their population initially exploded and they quickly spread throughout the western parts of the United States, Mexico and Canada.  The Bighorn Sheep are named for their large curved horns that, for males, can weigh as much [...]

Stamp Collecting Expert Coming To Nashville, Tennessee

We would like to inform all of our readers that Alex Birman, owner of County Stamp Center, will be making a trip from Maryland to Nashville, Tennessee the week of February 15, 2010.  While visiting the Nashville area, he would love to meet with stamp collectors to review and purchase collections that you might be [...]

Bicentenary of Lewis & Clark Expedition Part II Of II

Continuing from Monday… The expedition of Lewis and Clark continued through what would eventually be many different States, across very tough terrain.  The team eventually reached the Pacific Ocean in December of 1805.  They built Fort Clatsop and waited out another cold winter.  During their time there, they explored, hunted, and met with the Native [...]

Bicentenary of Lewis & Clark Expedition Part I Of II

The “Louisiana Purchase” was an 1803 land acquisition whereas the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France.  The land was mostly unexplored territory that was west of the Mississippi River.  Shortly after the purchase of the land, President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for a $2,500 grant for exploration to begin.  The goals [...]

Great Britain Classic British Double Decker Buses Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… There was some debate in England as to whether the double-decker bus should be considered an “icon” or not.  I think that most people will agree, thanks to travel, television, pictures, and movies, that the double-decker bus definitely is because those big beautiful red buses are associated mostly with England. The sad [...]

Great Britain Classic British Double Decker Buses Part I Of II

Since its’ first appearance in the 1950’s, the Routemaster double-decker bus has been a huge hit with Londoners and tourists alike.  So popular in its design, double-deckers can also be found in other countries as well.  Many older Routemasters have resurfaced in countries like Canada, Sri Lanka and the US.  In other places, such as [...]

Gallaudet Postage Stamp Part II Of II

Continuing from Friday… Gallaudet married Sophia Fowler in 1821, who was one of his students.  They had eight children together.  He continued to work at the school until 1831 and then returned to being a minister.  Despite being away from the school that he loved, he never stopped advocating for the needs of deaf people. [...]

Gallaudet Postage Stamp Part I Of II

Thomas Gallaudet was an educated American who was always concerned about the lack of educational opportunities for poor and handicapped children.  While working as a traveling salesman in Ohio and Kentucky, he often taught underprivileged children about the Bible, geography, and history.  He soon sought out theological training and became a minister, but still continued [...]