Stamp News and Views

  1. Madame Joseph Forged Cancellations

    Madam Joseph - The Philatelic Forger

    'Madam Joseph' first became known for forging superb cancellations in England during the first half of the 20th century. Her historical character and origin have remained a much-debated enigma amongst philatelists to this day. So little known is known for certain about her true identity or indeed her personal life that, over the years, a host of theories have been put forward, none of which has ever been successfully proven.
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  2. The Worlds First International Virtual Stamp Exhibition

    The Worlds First International Virtual Stamp Exhibition

    The Philatelic Traders Society, responsible for hosting Stampex International, the largest philatelic event in Europe, is taking its biannual expo online with a new, exciting modern-day digital version.

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  3. Printing Errors Found by Empire Philatelists

    Printing Errors Found by Empire Philatelists

    One thing philatelists learn quickly on the job is that no stamp is perfect. Not only do the individual stamps we handle come in varying conditions, but most stamps issued throughout history have variations involving printing errors. These errors are what makes philately so interesting, and also what can make certain stamps so valuable.

     

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  4. How Isolation can bring about a new hobby

    How Isolation can bring about a new hobby

    With schools around the world already closed, or closing, it is a testing time for parents and children.

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  5. History of The Postage Stamp

    History of The Postage Stamp

    Compared to the letters and documents they're ordinarily affixed to, the postage stamp is a relatively new invention.

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