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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/.