Jan. 5, 2023 Red Fox On January 5, 2023, in Fox, AR, the United States Postal Service® will issue the 40-cent Red Fox denominated stamp in one design, in a self-adhesive sheet of 20, coil of 3,000, and coil of 10,000. The handsome face of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) graces this new 40-cent stamp. … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: United States (January 2023)
USPS Announces New Stamps for 2023
The following press release was published by the United States Postal Service on October 24: National news Oct. 24, 2022 U.S. Postal Service Reveals Stamps for 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Women’s Soccer and Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Are Featured WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today many of the stamps it will issue in 2023. … Continue reading USPS Announces New Stamps for 2023
A Philatelist’s Tribute to 9/11
Tuesday, the 11th day of September 2001 means many different things to many different people. For me, it evokes a number of strong memories. I consider there to be several powerful connections between myself and 9/11. First, I associate it with the death of both my mother and a favorite cousin. My mother passed away … Continue reading A Philatelist’s Tribute to 9/11
Happy 4th of July!
10 Years Ago, Part 5: USA To Thailand
This is the fifth of a series of photographic blogs highlighting my last days in the U.S.A. and my first full year as an expat in southern Thailand. Ten years ago – on 5th April 2006 – I left U.S. soil for the last time to date. However, I have very little recollection of the … Continue reading 10 Years Ago, Part 5: USA To Thailand
Happy American Thanksgiving!
Today is the fourth Thursday in November, annually celebrated in the United States as Thanksgiving Day since 1941. It was on this date – 26 November – in 1789 that President George Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving and in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln set Thanksgiving Day as the final Thursday of November. … Continue reading Happy American Thanksgiving!
Happy Veterans Day!
Philatelic Pursuits: January 2015
January was yet another philatelic-filled month and I added quite a few stamps to my various collections. Most were obtained online and I made two trips to the Phuket Philatelic Museum to buy new Thai stamps. I received a flurry of postcards at the start of the month but, alas, no further Christmas cards. I … Continue reading Philatelic Pursuits: January 2015
Happy New Year 2015!
Another year older, another year wiser? I have to admit that I’m a bit confused – is this the Year of the Sheep or the Year of the Goat. Some breeds of goats and sheep do look similar (the tails being the usual giveaway) but they aren’t exactly the same animal. Most websites detailing the … Continue reading Happy New Year 2015!
A History of Christmas Stamps
The history of Christmas stamps is an interesting one as there is quite a bit of disagreement of what was the actual first stamp to commemorate the holiday. It really depends on what your definition of a Christmas stamp is. Does the mere words “Christmas” (or similar term) make it a true Yuletide emission? Or … Continue reading A History of Christmas Stamps