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Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


World’s Most Valuable Stamp Sets Fourth World Record at $9.5 Million (6/17/14)
A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—when it goes up for auction tonight at Sotheby’s.A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana has become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the … More >>


Back on Top: World’s Most Valuable Stamp Expected to Set Fourth World Record (6/17/14)
A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—when it goes up for auction tonight at Sotheby’s.A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana is set to become the world’s most valuable … More >>


Vintage Circus Poster Stamps Unveiled at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla. (5/26/14)
Sheet of stampsIn true circus style, clowns, a ringmaster and music from a 120-year-old Bell Wagon—all provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: Whitney Reed Rocking Horse, Hindenburg Ephemera (5/3/13)
1369_rockinghorse1QUESTION: Several years ago I purchased a Whitney Reed, glider base, rocking horse for $600. The horse is 33-inches long … More >>


Rinker on Collectibles: Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Reminds Me ‘I Was There’ (2/12/13)
rosa parks stampThe Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), comprised of up to 15 individuals, recommends to the Postmaster General postage stamp subjects … More >>


Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales (2/12/13)
Apollo 11LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: Chinese Military Stamps (2/6/13)
chinastampEvery now and again I’ll run across an item that does not excite me at first glance. Generally it’s an … More >>


Rinker on Collectibles: The National Postal Museum is more than just Stamps (5/9/12)
Harry RinkerIn the Fall of 2011, I received a letter from Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe appointing me to the Citizens’ … More >>


The Story of the ‘Inverted Jenny’ 24¢ Air Mail Error Stamp (8/8/11)
Inverted JennyDuring the first decade of the 20th century, the United State Postal Service conducted numerous experimental trials on ways to … More >>


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