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Welcome to StampNewsNow.com (SNN), where stamp and cover collectors from across the USA and around the world share in this great hobby also known as philately. You can use this website and the following Site Map to uncover stamp information sources, buying and selling opportunities, and news and articles that will enhance your hobby pleasure and profit.

Our history, going back to the first issues of Mekeel's Weekly in 1891 and STAMPS Magazine in 1932, is built on the participation of newcomers to the hobby who went on to philatelic leadership and greatness, including more than a dozen members of the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame.

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The World Cup—A Pictorial History on Stamps

Collecting The History of World War II by John F. Dunn

With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar running from November 20 through the championship match on December 18, we continue our series on the stamps that trace the history of this worldwide event from the first, 1930, competition through the 2018 tournament that was hosted by Russia. Along with dozens of other studies, the World Cup pictorial history from the very first tournament in 1930, can be accessed by StampNewsOnline (SNO) subscribers for just $15 a year.  Click for: The World Cup—A Pictorial History on Stamp Click to place your order for StampNewsOnline.net Magazine!

The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth II

Collecting The History of World War II by John F. Dunn

The passing of the Queen also offers us an opportunity to celebrate her accomplishments and to assemble a record of her life and times. For stamp collectors as well as all followers of the Royal Family, that can come in the form of a Queen Elizabeth II Collection that will also be a record of the history of the world for the 96 years of her lifetime. 

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Collecting The History of World War II  

Collecting The History of World War II by John F. Dunn

The History of World War II: Pearl Harbor Attacked! 

In Mekeel’s & STAMPS we are covering the history of World War II.

As we work our way through Bear Rowell’s chronological history of World War II in Mekeel’s & Stamps, I enjoy searching for images to supplement the text. For me, it is a form of collection building. 

With that, it occurred to me that collectors who are interested in history might want to build a History of World War II Collection. If you have such an interest, there are numerous sources for information, but one of the sources to which I turn is igpc.com, the  . . . 

Click here to see our May 6, 2022 coverage of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  

The 2023 USPS New Stamp Issues

USPS Collage of 2023 Stamp Issues

It is going to be a busy year for USPS new issue collectors. Here’s the latest news on the 2023 program.

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Marvel Super Heroes Set from Royal Mail

On March 14 British Royal Mail will release a Marvel Super Hero set of stamps collectible products. The 15-stamp set features some of the most popular Super Heroes from the comic books.

Ten stamps show Spider-Man; Hulk; Thor; Iron Man; Doctor Strange; Captain Marvel; Peggy Carter; Black Panther; Captain Britain and Union Jack. A further five stamps are part of an exclusive short comic strip story contained in a miniature sheet. Royal Mail provided background information on each of the characters in the set: . . .

Continue Reading: Marvel Super Heroes Set from Royal Mail

The Civil War and Philately

The Civil War was costly not only in lives but in treasure and required every effort of the civilian population to sustain the armies in the field. This necessity for funds taxed the ingenuity of the Governments, both Federal and Confederate, resulting in a multitude of devices, the mementos of which are so prized today by collectors of postage and revenue stamps, paper money and American generally. One of the fiscal features of the Civil War was an . . .

Continue reading "The Civil War and Philately"

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