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2019 Christmas Gift Ideas For The Stamp Collector

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If you're an avid stamp collector, there's no better gift that embraces your passion for stamp collecting like no other than stamps! That might sound unthinkable and conspicuous to some, but wouldn't you want that one rare stamp to fill that empty space in your album? Of course! The challenge comes when the person that's shopping for you doesn't really know what stamps to get you. After all, there are hundreds perhaps thousands of stamps that you would want to get a hold of this Christmas. Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus! If you're a collector of USA stamps,...

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United States of America 1845 Postmaster's Provisional Stamp

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This stamp of George Washington from the New York Postmasters' Provisionals stamp series was issued in July of 1845 with a face value of five cents. Five cents may not be worth much these days but in 1845 it was feared that the five-cent stamp would get stolen. Thus, to deter theft the post office clerk inscribed his initials in ink on each stamp that was made before anyone could purchase it. Although the stamp was only made for use by the New York Post Office, the stamp became popular among New Yorkers and beyond. Unknowingly to many, the stamp's popularity...

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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May 23 is National Lucky Penny Day

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How often do you find a penny on the ground these days? That's how much worth a penny is these days. Years and years ago, you can buy a little something at the local store. Nowadays, a penny is hardly worth any. Try taking your penny to any store in town. If you're nice enough the store clerk might even give you a nickel to help you out.  Just the facts... Based on the United States Mint 2017 annual report, one penny costs 1.82 cents to make. So, how does the US Mint make a profit? They don't. This might...

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Woman threw coins on airplane engine wishing for a safe flight

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