Found 14 articles matching Stamps category.
  • Apr 18 2016
  • 18 Apr 2016

‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp recovered after 1955 Theft; One of Three Mates Still at Large

It seems that we can’t go a week without hearing a news report about someone lacking in scruples but with an abundant amount of brass […]

  • Aug 31 2015
  • 31 Aug 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: A Look at the Future of Stamp Collecting

The American Philatelic Society held its 129th Convention and Exhibition in Grand Rapids, Mich., last month from Aug. 20-23, 2015. Since I live in Kentwood—adjacent […]

  • Jun 20 2014
  • 20 Jun 2014

Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing?

The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to be exact. The calculations going […]

  • Jun 17 2014
  • 17 Jun 2014

World’s Most Valuable Stamp Sets Fourth World Record at $9.5 Million

A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana has become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—realizing nearly 1 billion […]

  • May 26 2014
  • 26 May 2014

Vintage Circus Poster Stamps Unveiled at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla.

In true circus style, clowns, a ringmaster and music from a 120-year-old Bell Wagon—all provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey—accompanied the unveiling of […]

  • May 3 2013
  • 3 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Whitney Reed Rocking Horse, Hindenburg Ephemera

QUESTION: Several years ago I purchased a Whitney Reed, glider base, rocking horse for $600. The horse is 33-inches long and 31-inches to the top […]

  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Reminds Me ‘I Was There’

The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), comprised of up to 15 individuals, recommends to the Postmaster General postage stamp subjects that are contemporary, timely, and […]

  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The […]

  • Feb 6 2013
  • 6 Feb 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Chinese Military Stamps

Every now and again I’ll run across an item that does not excite me at first glance. Generally it’s an item belonging to a friend […]

  • Aug 8 2011
  • 8 Aug 2011

The Story of the ‘Inverted Jenny’ 24¢ Air Mail Error Stamp

During the first decade of the 20th century, the United State Postal Service conducted numerous experimental trials on ways to effectively carry the mail, including […]