ADHESIVE: A postage stamp intended for affixing on letters and other mail.
AEROPHILATELY: The collecting, preservation, and study of airmail stamps. Catalog Designation: “C”
AIRMAILS: Stamps issued specifically for use on airmail letters.
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY: Printed U.S. stamps from 1879 until 1894 as well as the Overrun Countries and other issues. Continue reading
Owney the Postal Dog
Chances are you’ve heard about Owney the Postal Dog. Now you can enjoy the tale of the terrier mixed-breed dog with your young friends with this eBook from the National Postal Museum.
Mystic’s Hingeless American Heirloom album was an instant hit… one that took more than two decades to create! But the story of why it was created goes back over 50 years. Here’s how a beginner was inspired to make the perfect stamp album…
You could say stamp collecting is in Don Sundman’s blood. His dad was Maynard Sundman, who founded Littleton Stamp Company right after World War II. Don began collecting as a child, with the encouragement of legends like his dad and H.E. Harris.
But as much as he loved collecting, Don was often frustrated with stamp albums – especially the post style that is so hard to work with. Years later, as president of Mystic, Don decided he’d had enough. It was time to design the ideal stamp album for himself and his customers. Continue reading
Produced by the National Postal Museum, this video stars Don Sundman and Bill Gross as they discuss their passion for collecting.
Die-cut perforations are cut by a metal device to produce perforation-like wavy lines for separating stamps. Self-adhesive stamps are die-cut.
Die Cut U.S. #4750
Water activated stamps are not and have regular perforations that need to be physically torn to separate the stamps.
#299 is not die cut