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Guyana Postal Rates have Quadrupled

Guyana Provisionals-The End of Era. Guyana raised their postal rate for the first time since 2001 from $20 to $80 (from US 10c to 40c). They have plenty of $80 stamps so the need to revalue has stopped. Click here for the new … Continue reading

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Where do you put it? What category does it belong to?

What category would this be under? Russia? Kenya? St. Helena? Missent? Or all of the above? Do you have a cover that fits into a “grey area”? Show us!

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How I started Collecting Stamps – How Did You Start ?

I recently received an email with this link from a stamp acquaintance in the Netherlands to a ‘nice short film about the IFSDA’ on how to collect stamps. It gives some basic tips to the starting collector – and I love … Continue reading

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Solomon Island Postal Statistics

Solomon Island Postal Statistics There is very interesting information here….Apparently Ranandi took over as the main Post Office for two years on a decision by the Solomon Island Government. This would be for the years 2011 and 2012. It has now … Continue reading

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Unreported Samoa Postmark

I was under the impression that Samoa had only two post marks. One for Domestic use and one for International use. Then I find this marking. Does anyone have any knowledge about it?  

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Palau Mail Volume

Some interesting mail volume records here…while it does answer some questions (yes they DO need stamps) it makes new questions (so little missent mail?).

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Papua New Guinea PVI Butterfly Hologram Meter

PNG PVI labels These meters are scarce and were in use about a year.  The whole Postal Value Indicated (PVI) effort which lasted three years proved difficult to maintain as it was expensive to keep sending out a repairman from Port … Continue reading

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More than You’d Expect-Vanuatu

Sometimes it is the strangest things that catch my eye. Ordinarily, free frank mail unveils the workings of the government- various departments within the treasury office and how the government is organized. Every once in a while something comes along … Continue reading

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New Barbados Pitney Bowes Meter Type

These meters have been around for a couple of years…but they are of a new type.

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New Marshall Island Postmark- More Questions than Answers

This cancel just arrived. What is happening in Kwajalein? Does any one know? This is a Marshall Islands Postal Authority (MIPSA) with USPS below it. Which is confusing because it appears that the MIPA is under the the auspices of the … Continue reading

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