American Philatelic Society – October Membership Special Announced!

Ultima actualizare la data: 12 octombrie 2022

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz Honored Alongside His Beloved Characters With New Forever Stamps

“The Postal Service is pleased to present its new Forever stamps commemorating the birth centennial of Charles M. Schulz — the beloved creator of ‘Peanuts’ … the most popular and influential comic strip in history,” said Luke Grossmann, the Postal Service’s finance and strategy senior vice president, who served as the stamp’s dedicating official. Click here to learn about these new stamps.

Young Stamp Collectors of America – Free 3 Month Deal!

To celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month, the Young Stamp Collectors of America is offering a special FREE 3-months ADDED to their 12-month membership to anyone who starts or renews their membership before October 31st! Anyone between the ages of 6 – 17 can apply, and there are Individual memberships or Family memberships available if you have more than one Young Collector at home. A membership with the YSCA will get you a Welcome Kit with stamps and hinges, access to our monthly E-Newsletter, a monthly lesson on C3a, and the chance for awards such as stamp packets and covers. Click HERE to learn more and to apply today! Email with any of your questions.

HipStamp and APS Partnership – Your Questions Answered

In August, we announced a promotional partnership with HipStamp, an online site for stamp commerce. We will shift stamp sales away from our StampStore platform and sell through HipStamp. To learn more about the partnership, read this column from The American Philatelist. Click here to see the most common questions about this partnership.

October Membership Special

Members, share this special application form with fellow collectors and invite them to our hobby!

U.S. Residents join and receive a FREE copy of the book Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting – a $40 value. (Offer valid on new memberships only.)

Canada and Foreign residents can join and take $10 off the membership rate.

Behind the Scenes Ep.17: The American Philatelist (Oct 2022)

Every month, about 30,000 readers look forward to settling in with one of their favorite publications, The American Philatelist.This October’s issue is about airmail and the promotion of the Aerophilately show in November. Join Susanna Mills, Editor-in-Chief as she gives you some insight into the behind the scenes process in this month’s edition of The American Philatelist. Read the AP online here.

C3a Event- Belgian Railway Stamps with Dr. Gregg Redner

Belgium has a long history of issuing railway stamps as payment for the posting of parcel posts by rail. Explore the development of the Belgium railroad system and the subsequent emergence of the Belgium parcel post. Discover the details of these stamps, beginning with the pre-philatelic parcel post system and continuing with the 1879 and subsequent issues. Experience the evolution of waybills and how they can be used to trace a package’s journey. Learn why the wide variety in cancellation formats makes collecting this series of stamps an endless and exciting challenge. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your philatelic knowledge as you find out about the exciting world of Belgian Railway Stamps and the numerous ways that they can be collected.

To register for the event or go to and click Enter C3a >ECommerce in the top menu, and select the event. If you have issues registering for the event, please contact the Education Department at

2022 Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium: Speakers & Sessions (Part 1)

In anticipation of the upcoming Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium (December 8 – 9, 2022) to be hosted by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum (NPM) in Washington, DC, we present the first in a series of four parts introducing this year’s speakers and their presentations.

Click here to learn about some of the presentations happening this year!

Our Story- On the HipStamp and APS Promotional Partnership

In August, we announced a promotional partnership with HipStamp, an online site for stamp commerce. We will shift stamp sales away from our StampStore platform and sell through HipStamp. HipStamp will also develop a badge for APS members to identify themselves and allow buyers to filter searches limited only to APS members. Click here to learn more about how this partnership effects buyers and sellers.

New U.S. Issues – A First Lady and Two Musical Styles Grace New July Stamps – Part 3

Two iconic Americans known for their points of view from opposite ends of the political spectrum and a popular musical style imported from another country make an intriguing group of new U.S. stamps in July. First Lady Nancy Reagan, known for her conservative views echoing those of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, was honored with a new stamp. Click here to learn more.

Special Price Reduction and Author Special in Publication Shop

„The Art of Stamps” has a new Author Special, now through October 15th APS Members can save 20% – instead of $22.45 – pay only $17.96 for this book that features a panoramic view of stamp collecting as an art form, hobby and investment commodity, as well as interspersing poignant stories from his extensive travels and pieces from Georges collection. Three other books have a price reduction and are only $5 each, click here to take advantage of these amazing deals!

Stamp Hunting: A Modern Review

Lewis Robie was a traveling salesman for the J. Elwood Lee Co. in the late 1890s. He wrote about his buying proprietary stamps still attached to old medicines and how he sold these stamps to collectors in Stamp Hunting, published in 1898. Click here to learn more about this book and why it is a great read for anyone, regardless of their collecting interests.

A Tribute to Stanley M. Bierman

When Stanley M. Bierman, M.D., died on January 21 at the age of 86, the world of philately lost a philatelic scholar, masterful raconteur, and an important part of its institutional memory. Stanley Bierman worked diligently at assembling one of the world’s greatest private philatelic libraries, putting it to good use as a tool for research on philately’s greatest stamp collectors. Click here to learn more about his legacy.

Conversations With Philaelists New Episode Available

The latest episode from Conversations With Philatelists (Conversations With Philaelists Ep. 92 Jean Wang: Thematic Collecting) is now available. Returning after a short hiatus, Charles and Michael speak with Jean Wang about the difference between Topical collecting and Thematic collecting, her award winning thematic Blood exhibit, the importance of joining organized philately, and a few stories from her time on the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee. To view Jean’s collection on Stampboards please visit: To see past CWP episodes, click here.

Circuit Sales Clearance Special – Updated List

Request a Clearance Circuit from the list below and there will be no postage or 5 % buyers fee charged on any purchase. This special is valid for the purchase of a whole book only, not single item purchases from sales books.

British General, Australia, British Africa, South America (mixed), Brazil, Global, Europe (mixed), Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Scandinavia (mixed)

Questions? Call Carol Hoffman at (814) 933-3803 ext. 270 or email

To learn more about selling through circuit sales, click here.

Editing Philately – The British Empire Collecting Issue

Join our Editor-in-Chief Susanna Mills as she introduces the September AP issue, focused on collecting within the vast geography and history of the British empire, which includes her introduction to the issue, as well as the „Our Story” column by Scott English.

Click here to learn more.

Women Cryptologists Crack the Code on New Forever Stamps

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service honors the women cryptologists of World War II, whose work played a significant role in the Allied victory. The first-day-of-issue event for the stamps is free and open to the public. News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtag #WomenCryptologistStamp. Click here to learn more about this new stamp.

My Stamp Story – The Steele Box Collection

Mark Forder’s stamp collecting journey started at the exact same time he acquired the Steele box over 25 years ago. His grandfather had a collection stamps that Mark would look at every so often when he was young. Getting into the stamp and ephemera collecting journey occurred when the Steele box first appeared. Click here to see the story behind this amazing find.

Stamp of the Week!

The stamp of this week is Nova Scotia Scott 10. This stamp is part of the Queen Victoria seroes, which was issued from 1860 until 1863. The design features a profile of the queen and the denomination of the stamp, as well as Nova Scotia. Two variants of this particular stamp exist, one using white paper (Scott 10) and one using yellowish paper (Scott 10a). This is one of three stamps with this particular design, with the other two being a one cent stamp and a two cent stamp. The genuine stampd are finely engraved lines deep sharp and distinct. The neck point also rests on the third horizontal line of background. Visit the Forged or Genuine page to see if you can tell the difference, and visit the StampStore to add the stamp to your collection.

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