Welcome to Episode #162.
There were a few stamps printed by the United States specifically for World War 1. These include the very elusive AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) stamps printed for the use of soldiers to mail letters home, and also the War Savings stamps (to pay for the war). We discuss some things about the AEF stamps that may allow you to find some of these gems. We also discuss what the War Savings stamps are and how they were used.
World War 1 is 100 years old this year… Happy Birthday (4 minute marker)
Welcome to Episode #161.
We just got back from ARIPEX and discuss (in my opinion) one of the best stamp shows in the country. While there we had the chance to speak with a few people including a Hopi Kachina Doll maker which – while not actually about stamps, I left in because he was so interesting and his work was so nice.
While listening to him you will hear a scratching sort of sound in the podcast… That is because he was actually carving one of his Kachina Dolls while we were talking.
As always – Go on Facebook to see the covers and Kachina Dolls we are discussing.
Welcome to episode #160.
Today we discuss the Winter Olympics stamps of the United States. Yes, the sports event that has us all watching for who can slide across the ice the fastest is going on right now and it has a very interesting philatelic history (minute marker 3)
After that… Today is Valentine ’s Day. With love in the air we also discuss the history of the Love stamps. (Minute marker 18)