Travel the world on the magic carpets of philately. Stamp booklets take you back in time, reveal facts about historical events, shed light on cultural activities and help you learn about everyday living in distant lands. Booklets arouse your passion about current and past world activities, facts you might never have known but will enrich your life. The booklets start the journey.
Orchids are without a doubt one of the World's most beautiful flowers, this prestige booklet features the Orchid stamps issued by Jersey in 2004 plus magnificent images and great infromative text about the flowers, Content: 3 x 32p, 3 x 33p, 3 x 40p, 3 x 54p, 3 x 62p, 3 x 70p, 1 x £2 NOTE: Only a selection of the booklet is depicted above. Technical Details Issue Date: 25.04.2004 Designer: The Partnership Illustrator: The Partnership Printer: Cartor Security Printer Process: Offset Lithography Colours: Full Colour Size: 16.5 x 10cm Values: 3x32p, 3x33p, 3x40p, 3x54p, 3x62p, 3x70p, 1x£2
The Harry Potter films brought J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the screen, giving physical shape to the characters, creatures, and places that had lived in readers’ imaginations since publication of the first book. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates that magic with a 20-stamp souvenir booklet featuring stills from the award-winning Warner Bros. movies. The folded booklet has five pages. The front cover features the title Harry Potter, with an image of Harry playing Quidditch, the beloved wizarding sport.
Where did the Gilbert and Ellice Islands go? They’re gone. I can’t find them on current maps. I can’t find them in travel books. They’re in my stamp album and they’re in my stamp catalogue. So they must be someplace, or did they sink into the ocean? The Scott catalogue says that the Gilbert and Ellice Islands were replaced by the Gilbert Islands and Tuvalu on January 1, 1976. The catalogue further states that, “Gilbert Islands stamps were replaced in 1979 by those of Kiribati.” Figure 1 (above right) The Republic of Kiribati honors the Royal Wedding of H.
In 2009, the Finnish postal service depicted the traditional sauna in a five-stamp self-adhesive booklet.
This article refers to the early self-adhesive postage stamps of the USA, issued from between November 1989 through December 1994, specifically those issued in strips for use in affixing machines used for the placement of stamps on first-day covers.
[This article was originally published in Linn’s Stamp News, July 2005.]
In the summer of 1890, 17 year old Robert M. Miller founded the Sons of Philatelia (S of P). He wanted to establish a philatelic society that was affordable to collectors. With dues of $.25, compared to the $2.50 annual dues of the American Philatelic Association (APA), the S of P was off to a good start. By October of 1893 it was adding members at almost 3 times the rate of the APA. The $2.50 APA dues in 1890 is equivalent to $48.84 in 2003 dollars per www.westegg.com/inflation/.