April 21, 2021
The Lost Stamps of the USSR
In the times of the Soviet Union, the Soviet postal service issued some stamps which were later destroyed for various reasons. However, some of them even went on sale after they were extracted from the commercial circulation. Not surprisingly, some of them could be bought by professional philatelists even in a few hours. Now, the remaining copies of these stamps have a high value at the international auctions. Despite the fact they were lost, all of them can be found now in many philatelic catalogs.
April 19, 2021
The 100th Anniversary Airmail Stamp
The United States postal service started carrying mail on a regular schedule using airplanes only 15 years after the Wright brothers made their first flight in 1903. On May 1, 2018, the US Postal service celebrated the 100th anniversary of the American Airmail Service thus issuing two commemorative postage stamps.
February 21, 2021
Big Zemstvo Auction 2021
Oldlouis Auctions will hold a Big Zemstvo auction in April - May. A collection of about 200 mint and used covers will be presented, as well as a lot of rare stamps, including tête-bêches, blocks of four, and much much more. Stay tuned for updates on oldbid.com.
September 04, 2020
4 Ways to Handle Your Stamp Collection Properly
Philately is timeless! Every stamp is a part of history and it has some story behind it. People have been collecting stamps since the 1840s. Some experts believe the first stamp meant the emergence of the first stamp-collectors. Today people tend to collect stamps for various reasons: just as a hobby, as investments, for sales or for passing it as an inheritance.
September 03, 2020
The Rarest French Stamps
Philately professionals have put themselves into this game appealing to memory, knowledge, and experience - to determine the rarest stamps of France, or exactly, find the ones most difficult to find. Here are some rarest stamps, having the smallest number of copies. We now offer you to taste this stamp cocktail with the rarest essences. These stamps’ value is invaluable.
September 02, 2020
How Much Do Your Stamps Really Cost?
Are you curious how much your stamp collection may cost? Oftentimes, when people get the stamp collection as an inheritance, they are interested if their collection has a real value. To know this, you need to answer the questions below to analyse what’s your collection really worth.
May 30, 2020
Switzerland: Top Rare and Valuable Stamps
The land of breathtaking lakes, magnificent mountains, and scenic countryside. The country that has never participated in war (you won’t find many war-related stamps here!). The homeland of the world's best cheese, watches, and chocolate. Have you already guessed where we are inviting you today? Right – Switzerland!
May 19, 2020
Valuable Stamps of Antarctica
Grab a map and keep going south. As the temperature keeps dropping, you will eventually find yourself in the southernmost land mass of the Earth – Antarctica. Read on to find out more about the most famous stamps of Antarctica, as well as some valuable stamps sold during the world’s renowned stamp auctions!
May 18, 2020
Stamps That Are More Worth Used Than Unused
Basically, stamp collectors are more after stamps that have never been in use – or mint stamps, if you want. However, when there are too many mint/unused copies of the same stamp and only few used ones (rarely the case but still), the situation with value turns the other way around. Here are some examples of when used stamps are more elusive – and thus more wanted.
May 02, 2020
Selected Stamps From The Latest Cherrystone Auction (March 3-4, 2020)
Cherrystone auction is one of the world’s leading philatelic auctions of rare stamps, where one can buy stamps and other philatelic items. The latest Cherrystone auction took place on March 3-4, 2020, and featured the Fred Blau Collection, as well as stamps from the United States
December 29, 2019
Iceland: The Most Expensive and Rare Stamps
The history of Iceland's post and postage stamps includes an early period corresponding to the Danish postal system (Iceland was part of it) and periods of use of Danish postage stamps and times when the country developed its own independent issuing policies (starting from 1873).
December 28, 2019
Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Czech Republic
The history of the establishment of the postal service of this country includes several periods when the state was part of earlier state entities (such as the Austrian Empire, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia) and the modern period (since 1993), which corresponds to the organization of an independent postal service of this state.
December 14, 2019
Sweden: The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps
Since 1855, Sweden has been issuing its own postage stamps, and in 1875 it has become a member of the Universal Postal Union. By the 18th century, the postal service was already operating throughout the country.
December 12, 2019
Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Spain
The history of postal service and postage stamps of this country dates back to the Middle Ages. This beautiful state is located in southwestern Europe (the Iberian Peninsula), which has affected its history quite dramatically and was reflected in the postal affairs as well.
October 25, 2019
H. R. Harmer: Auction House Overview
This auction house is known to every philatelist be it an experienced collector or a newbie. The company was established back in 1918 in England. The auction house bears the name of its founder - Henry R. Harmer.
October 24, 2019
Sandafayre: English Auction House
Sandafayre is an English online postage stamp auction. It is well known to many avid philatelists from around the world. Having visited the company’s website, the user will immediately notice the company’s commitment to the classics, including design, the auction system, the selection of collections, related accessories, stamp-albums, magnifiers, measurements, albums, catalogs.
October 23, 2019
David Feldman SA: Geneva Auction House
This company was founded by a professional philatelist in 1966, and the first auction was held in 1967. In general, David Feldman, who gave his name to this Geneva-based company, certainly belongs to connoisseurs of philately, because he has been engaged in stamp collecting for more than forty years.
October 22, 2019
Heinrich Koehler (Heinrich Köhler): Oldest European Auction House
This is the oldest European philatelic auction house. Since the 1910s, the name of Heinrich Köhler has been associated with outstanding auctions in the world of philately. At present, this auction house is an essential part of the global philatelic network. Its activities and events are characterized by high quality and loyalty to traditions.
October 21, 2019
A. Karamitsos: Greek Philatelic Auction House
It should be noted that A. Karamitsos is a Greek philatelic auction house, which has an international status and is valued by philatelists from around the world. At the online stamp auctions of this house, one can always observe a large number of registered participants and a large number of lots presented.
September 17, 2019
Stanley Gibbons: Auction House Overview
Stanley Gibbons is one of the oldest and largest philatelic houses in Europe. This company has been operating in the market for almost three decades. It sells parts of collections or collection sets of postage stamps through impromptu philatelic auctions.
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