By Charles Snee
The October 25 issue of Linn stamp has just landed on the press and goes in the mail to subscribers Tuesday, October 12th. And if you subscribe to by Linn digital edition, you lead the way with early access on Saturday, October 9. While you wait for your number to arrive in your mailbox, take advantage of these three quick snapshots of exclusive content available only to subscribers.
Bahrain stamp set pays tribute to Organization of Arab Cities
âThe second conference of the Organization of Arab Cities was held in Bahrain. The government of Bahrain has decided to celebrate this event with a series of two multicolored stamps denominated 30 fils and 150f, âwrites Ghassan Riachi in Middle East Stamps. Riashi provides a detailed description of the ornate design of the stamps, which features numerous inscriptions, maps and the official coat of arms of the Municipality of Manama, the capital of Bahrain. It also provides a summary of the availability of stamps in the market and illustrates a colored first day cover postage-free with both stamps, stamped on February 23, 1970 and addressed to the Arabian Philatelic Association in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. If you collect Bahrain, this set is worth pursuing.
Thoughts on the state of the first day fold specialty
In Day 1 envelopes, Lloyd de Vries takes stock of quantitative factors such as the number of FDCs served for a new US patch and how they relate to the health of the FDC specialty. He convincingly argues that such numbers should not be taken too seriously. In de Vries’ view, more useful impulse points include the number of competing FDC exhibitions and the number of those exhibitions that have won the best awards. Membership in the American First Day Cover Society and the performance of FDC dealers at shows are also important. De Vries concludes with a pitch for the AFDCS directory of current seal creators, which is available for free download on the afdcs.org website.
Philately kitchen table: recent stamps from Norway
In each weekly issue of by Linn, either E. Rawolik VI or E. Rawolik VII dissects the contents of a mixture of stamps offered to collectors. E. Rawolik is a pseudonym which is also the word “kiloware” (a mixture of stamps) spelled backwards. This week, E. Rawolik VII examines an assortment of Norwegian stamps issued between 2006 and 2020. In total, 48 of the 55 stamps were valued at $ 1 or more in the Scott catalog. A 50 crown stamp in 2011 celebrating the bicentennial of the Oslo Stock Exchange arrived with the highest catalog value. Dig into the column to find out the amount.
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